Guitar Repair Vise

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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 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!

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?


Product Instructions

Guitar Repair Vise Installation Instructions

Set up directions for the Guitar Repair vise.

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This is a must have for any shop!

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought one of these about 5 years ago and it's become a vital part of my main bench ever since. Sure, there are other things out there like neck rests that work Ok but this thing is the BOSS! Why risk any guitar falling off a standard neck rest and getting damaged? This thing keeps the guitar locked in and stable while you work on it. It works great if you're carving a nut, installing tuners, enlarging tuner holes, etc... I've made mine even better by keeping a clip on tuner attached to it at all times and I also stuck a super magnet on it so I have a peg winder on it and at the ready.


Should have bought this fifteen years ago!!!

(Customer's Reviews)

I clamped a cheapy guitar in it the first couple days to get used to the clamping pressure it has. I didn't want to drop a nice guitar or customer guitar out of it from the get go. Great tool to have in the shop. Gets used all of the time. Really should have gotten this early on. It doesn't make my old vise obsolete, but it is nice to be able to grab tapered objects. And the quickness of the handle is why you would buy this one over the other colored vises.



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The guitar repair vise is heavy duty and constructed well. Glad I bought it.

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