Guitar Repair Vise

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The luthier's favorite vise is even easier to use, thanks to custom modifications: bearing-smooth operation, fast crank handwheel, and urethane/hardwood swivel jaws.

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Guitar Repair Vise

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Guitar Repair Vise

Dan Erlewine shows how we've customized our Guitar Repair Vise for instrument work.

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The luthier's favorite vise is even easier to use, thanks to custom modifications: bearing-smooth operation, fast crank handwheel, and urethane/hardwood swivel jaws.

Custom modifications make it the best!
Don't mistake our vise for one of the many copycats! We've customized our Guitar Repair Vise to give it bearing-smooth operation that you won't find elsewhere. Turn the fast-crank handwheel and you'll immediately feel the difference.

Customized four ways:
1. Fast-crank handwheel with removable handle
2. Roller bearings for fast smooth opening/closing
3. Protective urethane surfaces on custom hardwood jaws
4. Nylon-core adjustable tension nuts control 360° jaw rotation

A good vise is the central hub of your workshop. Every repair or building job benefits from a solid, secure vise, and if it's actually a pleasure to use that's all the better!

Our Guitar Repair Vise is 32 pounds of steel that rotates full-circle to position the work for comfortable access. Each inch-thick hardwood jaw rotates too, with forgiving urethane surfaces to hold instruments of any shape/any size. This vise holds a the tapered angles of a neck securely without needing any shims. Nylon-core adjustment nuts set the tension on the rotating jaws, so you can let them spin loosely or hold their angle. The vise jaws open to a maximum of 6" (15.24cm).

We've built in a roller bearing so the vise opens and adjusts smoothly - and added a crank handle to make it speedy. (The handle's conveniently removable, too.)

The sturdy base can be installed under your workbench for 8" vise height, or on top for 9-3/4" height. The threaded mounting rod and large wingnut mount the vise quickly on any benchtop up to 4-1/2" thick.

Extra parts for the Guitar Repair Vise available.
Replacement parts for your vise and upgrading older vises.

SAVE when you order the Vise and ShopStand together!

ShopStand and Guitar Repair Vise Set is the perfect combo to set up your vise to be a sturdy, 360-degree swiveling money saver!

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

Hot tip: A new way to use your guitar repair vise

Compact, low-profile guitar repair setup: Dan Erlewine removes the mounting base and bolts his StewMac Guitar Repair vise to the end of his bench, for a new low-angle working style. Also: a quick tour of Dan's customized workbench.

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

Ideas for your shop: arranging your bench and vise

Where to put the workbench in your shop? And where to put the vise on that bench? Dan Erlewine's helps a friend with those questions in his new garage workshop.

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

New ways to use the Guitar Repair Vise

In this issue of Trade Secrets, Dan makes his Guitar Repair Vise sit up and roll over. Who knew cast iron could be so flexible?

Product Instructions

Guitar Repair Vise Installation Instructions

Set up directions for the Guitar Repair vise.

Ratings & Reviews

Guitar Repair Vise

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I really don't know...

By JohnL from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 22, 2015 I ever managed without one of these! What more can you say?

Must-Have tool!

By John G from Cleveland, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 09, 2014

This vice is rock solid. Great for carving. The rubber pads don't damage your work and the ability to swivel it around makes it easy to get at different parts of your work without removing it from the vise.


By Marc Terreur - Marcus Gtrs & Basses from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 08, 2014

I really love this one! I'd give it 10 stars if, in addition, I were able to tilt it like your Angle Vise. Just a tip...

Very Useful

By Pat Blanc from Akron, Ohio ,USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 12, 2014

I love this vise it works great. It allows my hands to be free. Super for fret work. Another good product. Thanks!

A necessity

By Ultron from A-town, OH - USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Couldn't build or repair without it.

Great Vise

By mess from Indianapolis IN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 25, 2014

Perfect for everything I've needed it for so far. Well built, easy to mount, and can be positioned just about any way you need it.

its a top tool 

By JSD from Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 10, 2014

Really use this a lot its very very handy indeed - though expensive shipping and import duty.
that said its something I use nearly every day...

A Must Have

By rollerkane from Mt. Marion, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 27, 2014

I started building my own guitars a few years ago and a vice is definitely a needed tool.I tried using my bench vice but was too afraid of damaging the builds. I tried this vice and it stopped the worries. It's a must not just for the builder but for anyone who does any work on their guitars.


By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 20, 2014

Well made and smooth. The jaws are really strong but delicate at the same time. An amazing piece! Wow!!!

Good bye parrot vise

By ChuckHutchison from Herrin, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 06, 2014

If you don't have one of these you should get one. It will save you a lot of frustration and headache.

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