Trying to resist the urge...

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by bitterroot, May 6, 2013.

  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    We're always happy to help :D
     
  2. Rob Ast

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    Make that two of us. If I do buy another vise it will be a J.
     
  3. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    I will return the favor and tempt you all with photos when it arrives! :D
     
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    So you ordered from Wasatch I presume? Curious to see what you think of their base.
     
  5. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Yes, ordered from Wasatch. I looked at the vises at the show and liked the base. The wooden bases from Jvice in S. Africa are nice as well and have a lot of cool features.
     
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    "Should be here Friday" What does shippping run ordering through Wasatch? How do the bases differ?
     
  7. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Well, let me put it this way about shipping...it's negotiable.
    The bases from Jvice are more of a laptop tying table. The Wasatch bases are a block of maple.
    http://www.jvice.com/
     
  8. Jack Devlin

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    bitterroot,
    What jaws did you order?
    Jack
     
  9. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    The Wasatch vise comes standard with the Stainless steel Pro jaws, which would be an upgrade if ordered from S. Africa.
     
  10. GAT

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    Pretty danged fancy.... but for the life of me, I couldn't determine what the thing costs on their site.
     
  11. Jerry Daschofsky

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    That's why I actually have a house dedicated to my flytying. Still in development process, but it's coming along nicely. :)
     
  12. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Click on Ordering, then click on the appropriate download. You will get an excell spreadsheet with all the items/options/prices.
     
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    If it wasn't for the 100.00 shipping, that is a heck of a good price for a vise like that one! I thought they'd be much more than they are.

    I wonder if it is the $$ exchange rate that makes the price so reasonable?
     
  14. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    I'm thinking about glueing some magnets on the bottom of the maple base...then I'll have a Wasatch Magna J vise! :D:D:D
     
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    GAT, I sure hope your talking about the price and shipping from South Africa. From what I could gather from the spread sheet you buy the vise, the base, bobbin rest and jaws, all separately, then add in the shipping. From Wasatch it's a $500 bill plus $36 for express shipping.

    Root, let me know how you like the vise.