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    Hello,

    Does anyone have experience with the Snowbee Waldron Vise.

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    Very good vice and easy to use, jaws are awesome and grip any hook solidly, base is large and heavy and the combined sightboard/bobbin cradle is a cracking design but sold seperatley (79 ish).

    Owned one for a few years and had zero issues with it and snowbee has great customer service so any problems (doubtful) will be dealt with promptly.

    Just seen a few places selling it around 320 which imo is a bargain, I'm sure the rrp is up around 450 now.

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    I have a Waldron and it's a good no nonsense vice that I picked up second hand, with little use.

    I also have the dedicated tube attachment plus the snowbee small adaptable tube, (fits any vice) which I don't use.

    If I was paying full retail I'd look closely at the Stonfo Elite before parting with my cash.

    Don't get me wrong the Waldron is very good but I wouldn't pay full retail as there are some very good vices available.

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    I'd drop Luke troutstalker on here a PM, he may be able to help.
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    I've been using one heavily for about 6/7 years and it's still going strong. A top class bit of kit. Had cause to replace a part after just shy of 5 years' use and the warrantee service from Snowbee to first rate.

    Should it come to replacing it, I'd gladly have another, though would also be sorely tempted by one of Mike's (Luke T'stalker) crafted vices.

    Kev

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    For me it's all about the jaws, a vice can be all singing and dancing and made from the finest materials but if the jaws are rubbish then it's no good, I have had quite a few vices over the years and the snowbee Waldron jaws are very good and very easy to adjust, the vice might not be a joy to look at but it's very well made and a joy to tie on.

    For around the same money you could get the regal medallion with the stainless steel jaws, it is a superb bit of kit and the jaws are fantastic, it is my current vice and I love tying on it but it isn't a rotary vice.

    The stonfo elite is another to look at, a very nice looking vice and the jaws are solid, I'm thinking about getting one myself as I do miss a rotary vice for certain patterns, Luke troutstalker (mike) uses the jaws on his vices so they must be decent quality.

    Lakeland have the renzetti vices on offer, jaws and vices are top quality but they are lightweight (pedestal) and that makes them a pain to tie on.....for me anyway, a c clamp version would be a better buy.

    Avoid like the plague the anvil vices, jaws are awful and the vices themselves are ugly and awkward....my own opinion anyway.

    For around the money you want to spend you have a nice selection to choose from, buy the right one first time and it will outlast you so don't rush into it, if possible try before you buy.

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    The one thing I do like about the vice is it hold small flies quite well and you can set the angle so you have plenty of room to work on the fly.

    This is a size 18 sat in the jaws and it's one of the few vices you can tie much smaller flies on


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    Avoid like the plague the anvil vices, jaws are awful and the vices themselves are ugly and awkward....my own opinion anyway.

    Couldn't agree more with that, I've lost count of the number of threads on here about them shattering.

    I bought a second hand DynaKing pro back in 92, from a semi-pro tyer as he wanted to upgrade to a barracuda. & it's jaws are still as good as the day I purchased it & I couldn't even guesstimate the 10's of 1000's of flies that have been through the jaws. Yes a new one would be above your budget, but they do turn up s/hand & the same construction & type of steel is used on ALL of their models, So have a look at the range, before you make up your mind.

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    Another vote for the Snowbee Waldron.
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    Thanks everyone for responding. Very helpful.

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