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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4.0

Works Very Well

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This vise works very well as advised. I would give it 5 stars if the finish was descent. The paint job looks really bad and not what I would expect from an expensive new tool.

5.0

Finally!

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Verified Buyer


I have wanted this vice for a long time, So I bought it for myself for Christmas.
Just what I needed and I think it is great.
If you really want one put it on your wish list and get it for your birthday.
Worth the money!!

5.0

Absolute must have.

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This vise is a must have for anyone working on guitars basses etc. Solid, strong grip yet non marring. Obviously designed by a luthier for luthiers and novices/part timers as well.

5.0

Get it

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This is a really simple device that was a major upgrade to my building process. After a year of having the vise I cant to without it. It’s one of those tools that is the “right” tool and this makes your life better. Well made, simple install, and super functional. If you’re on the fence ... jump. You won’t regret it.

5.0

Super!

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I had been looking at this for a while when it came around on sale again I grabbed one up! Always a pleasure to deal with thank you.

4.0

Does the job.

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Verified Buyer


It has the usual sloppy acme screw but it works. The padded jaws are nice.

5.0

Swede

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Verified Buyer


Great vise use it all the time with no damage to instruments!

5.0

Great vise!

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Verified Buyer


Worth the price (I know it’s pricey), this sucker will mount solidly to any sturdy work bench, super strong, very secure, and the swiveling jaws and clamp just about any shape you though in there, great for off width and tapered shape clamping, love this thing!

5.0

Great Tool

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Verified Buyer


Awesome vice for Violin Shops as well!!

5.0

I wish I had one 20 years ago!

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This is a quality tool that works better than I hoped! Thanks Stewmac !

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