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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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5 4-06-2014
Good bye parrot vise

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

ChuckHutchison  Herrin, IL Read my reviews (2)
5 2-20-2014
Worth every penny

I put off purchasing one of these because of the initial cost but let me tell you that after have it and the convenience of working it I would never do without one again. Worth every penny I spent on it.

DDG  Southern Illinois
5 2-09-2014
Add another Guitar repair Vise to shop

A good addition to my shop, I also have the ultimate vise. The new vise fits better on the bench, I am moving the ultimate vise where I can better use it's capabilites.

truefret  Milton, WI Read my reviews (15)
5 12-17-2013
Guitar Vise

I received my vise awhile back & finally got the bench built to use it. I do not repair guitars, but make stocks for rifles. This vise is about perfect for that purpose. I am amazed at how solid this thing is when mounted to a good bench. Inletting & shaping have become a whole easier. The straight edge is also a welcome addition to the work bench. THNX LOTS. Bob, Coyote Rifle Works

coyoterifle  Biggar Saskatchewan CANADA
5 11-17-2013
Guitar Repair Vise

Excelente herramienta para el luthier, ++

zudaka  Argentina Read my reviews (17)
4 10-30-2013
guitar repair vice

why did'nt i buy this a long time ago,it's great.

eetu  finland Read my reviews (5)
5 9-25-2013
Great but expensive added costs

Thought very hard about buying this. Did I want one? yes, do I need one? mmm. Well I decided that I did. Now the actual cost of the vice is fine no real bother with that, good tools cost a little bit more. But the P&P and the import charges added quite a bit to the bill. Now while I'm not a luthier, I am a time-served craftsman and worked for many years as a fitter/tool maker/turner so I do know my way around a tool box. The build quality is good, as is the finish. The action of the vice is smooth and easy and the jaws are safe, holding jobs securely. Very happy with it so far, though will probably replace the nylock nuts with spring washers at some point.

StevieB  Essex, England Read my reviews (5)
4 8-07-2013
Get a grip!

I struggled for years with soft-jaws, and vises made for other things, but now shop life is much more pleasant, and the air is no longer blue ;-). One addition, I have zip-tied a small sponge to the rails under the jaws to avoid dings from the inevitable drop from the jaws!

CJ Beuhler  Saskatchewan, Canada Read my reviews (6)
5 7-21-2013
Better than I expected.

When I ordered this guitar repair vise / pattern makers vice, I was expecting it to work well, what I didn't expect, for that price, was that it would be such a robust solid tool that was so easy to use. An excellent addition to my workshop.

CeeKerr  New Zealand Read my reviews (3)
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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