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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.

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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!

New ways to use the Guitar Repair Vise
Dan Erlewine’s been teaching his vise to do tricks!
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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?

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Guitar Repair Vise
Guitar Repair Vise
4.5 out of 5 stars
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4 7-18-2013
What was life like before this?

I installed this vise in a corner of my worktable and now cannot remember what life was like before I had this. I agree with Rock'n R Guitars, it is like a microwave, you cannot image not having one. In the picture I am using the vise to hold a jig for carving an octave mandolin neck ... How did I do that before???
Pros: nicely thought-out vise, I like the fact that the vise and the pads of the vise swivel. Cons: very rough casting, my vise is mechanically ok but the casting has some real rough spots on the outer parts of the vice. This is the only reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 stars.

Hilmar Hansson  Rhode Island Read my reviews (4)
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5 7-10-2013

I have needed a vise for my work bench for some time. The Stewmac vise makes working on guitars so much easier and safe..thanks guys

Buddy  villa rica, georgia Read my reviews (12)
5 6-16-2013
Can't live without.

This by far is the best guitar vise I own. Kind of like a Microwave. Life before it was like living in the dark ages.

Rock'n R Guitars  Montana, USA Read my reviews (10)
5 6-04-2013
Sturdy Vise

I couldn't go a day without it. Excellent Vise, well worth the money. The fist one I received didn't operate smoothly, but StewMac was quick to send a replacement. Thanks guys!

Scott C  Atlanta GA Read my reviews (10)
5 5-26-2013
excellent !

Great tool this ;)

JSD  Europe Read my reviews (31)
5 5-15-2013
A great buy!

I bought this vise because I needed an extra pair of hands finishing my latest guitar. Bodging along trying to hold odd-shaped objects is tolerable once, annoying twice, and not worth trying the third time. I'd read the other reviews, some very negative, but my own experience of Stew Mac service made me order it anyway. Ordered Sunday PM arrived in England Wednesday AM. Keeping the negative reviews in mind I checked this vice over thoroughly before fitting it to my main work bench. Everything works smoothly and just as it should. I am more than happy to have an extra strong pair of hands to hold awkward shaped pieces. Now I can put the finishing on my 000 neck without compromising!

Davos  Brantree UK Read my reviews (4)
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5 4-01-2013
Neck Repair using Guitar Repair Vise

I purchased this item end of Feb, installed it immediatley, and have constantly had various guitars in it ever since. Sure is nice not to have to clamp or wedge a guitar down so it doesn't shift during delicate work. My current project is reconstructive surgery on a severly severed neck/head. After fitting and glueing, I decided to install mahogany splines for addl support. Instead of recreating an old jig, I leveled the tops of the vise jaws, clamped the glued guitar neck in the vise and leveled the fretboard (from underneath). Then measured and marked the truss rod channel and marked the router channel placements. Then I simply used the level top of the vise jaws for my router "platform" that was now level with the fretboard, adjusted the router bit depth and routed away. Made the job more accurate, quick, and simple!! This vise is great just for clamping, too:)

Stanley Plant/SLP Luthiery  Franktown, CO
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5 3-03-2013
guitar repair vise

this vise is a life saver. It works great and is super easy to set up and take down as needed.

Bryan Ibach  Coquille, OR
5 1-27-2013
Invaluable woodworking device

I have been woodworking for years but recently acquired the StewMac guitar vise while trying to build my first guitar. I now use it for other work beyond my guitar building. A great buy for my shop.

R's Review  Bellevue, WA
5 1-16-2013
A Must Have

This is a tool that, once you have one, you can't imagine ever being without. It's heavy. It's strong. It's well-built. Actually, it's amazing the jobs it can do. It's like having an extra helper in the shop with you. StewMac gear is expensive...but, this is the best bargain they offer. You need one of these vises in your shop.

Joe Loverti Sr.  Miamisburg, Ohio Read my reviews (3)
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