Guitar Repair Vise

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Guitar Repair Vise

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Guitar Repair Vise

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!

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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5.0

Multiple Use More than a Vise

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I put a nylon string into the vise holding it by the neck it was perfect for doing fret work; especially the dressing. No Shop should be without one or two. Great job Stewmac
Ms Ricki Leigh

5.0

Great Vise!

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It took me a while to warm up to this tool, as I had become accustomed to my parrot vise over the years. Well, the Guitar Repair Vise has grown on me and now gets used almost daily.

1.0

Not as advertised!

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Like a few others: First one was a train-wreck. Customer service apologized and was great to get me a second vise and pay shipping, but the second vise was also a lemon. I had to tear them both apart and swap parts to make one functional. Would not buy this product again. I paid the higher-price and chose this over competitors expecting a better product and not having to waste time getting it to work.

5.0

Great Vise

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This workout to be a great Guitar vise, It is bulky and heavy with a steel cross bar that made me nerves at first but placing a piece of leather on the cross bar gave me piece of mind.

5.0

Satisfied

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The vise works well. But the best is the unbeatable service of Stewmac!
A Thanks to Matt Street.
Greetings Peter

5.0

Great Vise

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This is a really good vise and well worth the price, made my work so much easier.

5.0

That's better!

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Thanks very much. The second vise is completely different - smooth to operate with one hand (an essential requirement as the other hand is holding the guitar!) Thanks to all at Stewmac - my faith is restored!

5.0

Works Great

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This is one of the most used tools in the shop. We use it for holding necks and bodies in different angles. It is simply a gun stock vice adapted to work with guitars. -Matt Dreher

5.0

Best bang for my buck!!

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I looked around at other vises and this price was by far the cheapest but only in price!! I can't believe I lived without this in my shop!!!

5.0

That extra pair of hands you always wanted.

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I've put off buying this because of the cost of shipping it to Australia but finally bit the bullet and got one. On receiving it I found it wasn't as smooth as the one in the demo video having to turn the round handle using my whole hand rather than turning the removable handle with just my fingers. I sent an email to the service dept asking for advice on how to make the action a bit smoother and they responded immediately saying that they will send another to me at no cost. Received the second in three days and it worked as smoothly as the one in Dan's video. Excellent tool and excellent service.

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