Has anyone seen/used the magnavise?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Rob Ast, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Thanks for the report. Sorry the vise didn't live up to your expectations.
    I got a new vice today too. Bit disappointed though. Thought it was a rotary. Will take it back to Home Depot tomorrow.
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    I certainly won't go with a Regal style again. It is handy that the jaws clamp the hook on their own but I just don't like the fact that the jaws, and thus the hook, is so close to the body of the vise. The bent shaft of the non-Regal style vises works much better for me.

    It does look good with the rest of my vises I don't use :D
     
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    Speaking seriously now, I always thought that the Dyna King Kingfisher vise was a good one. A simple rotary vise also available in a fancier model. If you like the Dyna King jaws this would be a good one. I think it is $149?
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    I use my Regal only for tying large (up to 14 inches long) flatwings and maybe a streamer or two.
    Good vise. Bulletproof.
    Jack
     
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    Yeah, see, you may like the vise. I guess the removable handle does have some advantages... plus it is easy to rotate (you don't need to move the handle to the rear to do so). If they would have made longer jaws that come to a "needle point", I think that's really all it needs.
     
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    To anyone who's considering this vise, I see Muskoka is selling them through amazon for $169 + 10 shipping right now. Not a bad price if you're in the market.
     
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    Oh geat... now I find out they have dropped the prices !!! Salt in the wounds... salt in the wounds!

    (I'm honestly not sure if they're even worth 180 bucks .. they aren't form me.)
     
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    Ahh, shoot,...didn't mean to make you feel worse, Gene. If it makes a difference, I wouldn't be surprised if the discount is only temporary.
     
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    Yeah, they'll probably reduce the price even further :eek: