Guitar Repair Vise

Guitar Repair Vise

Guitar Repair Vise

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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.

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 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. Use a 11/16" bit to make a clean hole through your bench.

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!

Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

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.

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.

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?

Instructions

Product Instructions

Guitar Repair Vise Installation Instructions

Set up directions for the Guitar Repair vise.

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5.0

Guitar repair vice

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Verified Buyer


very solid, and holds instruments well; I find it a bit too high for my bench; I might try it without the 3 foot adaptor/spacer which allows it to swivel 180 deg or more in either direction. It would be fine with the body-board that is offered at extra cost.

5.0

My very first purchase!

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Verified Buyer


Before I did anything I bought this along with the extension body board. I can't imagine the shop without it! I use it for so many things, some of which is probably not even designed for. It holds the guitar exactly where you need it to be so you can reach everything. And I also use it to hold the neck when I shape it (It's that sturdy). The only item in the shop that might be more important is the refrigerator.

5.0

Very pleased!

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Verified Buyer


This is an excellent vise for instruments or any irregular shaped material that creates a challenge for a regular bench vise. Others mentioned that it's a little "loose" when opening and closing, and it is, but it secures the work firmly and feels solid when you get to the point of doing business. Smother would be nice, but this is a great tool for a good price. The other thing that is obvious if you watch the video, is the fact that you've got to have access to the underneath side of your bench to secure it, and to rotate it. Not a big deal unless you're work bench has drawers where you were planning on mounting it.

3.0

good work holder

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Verified Buyer


This device has potential for excellence; developing technique to stop vertical and horizontal play when opening or closing jaws. Clearly, customers know quality then sellers must ensure the very best products go to market...

5.0

Best StewMac Purchase

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Verified Buyer


Certainly my most used luthiery tool. I don't know how I got along with out one for so long. If you don't have one, buy one.

4.0

Very  useful tool!

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Verified Buyer


I got this last Fall and use it all the time. It is very well designed.I can't imagine building again without it. I didn't give it 5 stars due to the casting issue that others have mentioned. The casting could be much better. Having a nylon washer in between the base and the vise would also help a lot. I would buy one again.

5.0

Most used tool in the shop

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Verified Buyer


Every instrument bench needs this vise. Robust and works great. It's your third and fourth hands.

5.0

My Third Hand

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Verified Buyer


When it was time to install the tuners on the neck, to stringing it up, it made things SO MUCH easier. And it's easy to remove when I have other woodworking projects to do. Heck, it may come in handy on some of those projects as well.

4.0

Very Nice, and improved over the one I bought 20 years ago.

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Verified Buyer


Works well. The phenolic pads on the wood jaws are a nice touch. The action is smooth. I had one of the older green ones and this one seems a bit better.

3.0

Vise

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Verified Buyer


Not a bad vise but, as someone that has worked as a pattern maker, really poor quality castings.
Must be the Asian connection.More profits for less quality.

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