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01-12-2010, 05:39 PM
I am interested in a new vise. I have an old AK Best and like it but the jaws are getting weak and I have read that they tend to break/fracture due to fatigue. The company went out of business and I am in the process of trying to get a machinist to make another set of jaws. In the mean time I am looking for a new vise. Any info on whats new out there for $200 or less would be appreciated. I have been out of the vise market for greater than ten years. Thanks for the help.:)
01-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Just got a renzetti traveler from BBT. I really like it.
01-12-2010, 07:18 PM
Second the Renzetti traveler. Great Vice, Great Price.
01-12-2010, 07:40 PM
I third the Renzetti
01-12-2010, 07:56 PM
Had my Traveler for about 15 years. Good vise for the $.
01-12-2010, 09:21 PM
Had my traveller for as long as i can remember. Great vise for the money, but if you are doing a marathon session be prepared for some finger pain from tightening and loosening the jaws.
01-12-2010, 09:55 PM
they have a rotary vice for around 50 bucks to. I mean if your only wanting a "backup". I have had one for 2 years and love it!! And you can use the money you saved from switching to Geico to buy it!
01-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Get a renz!!! That's what I will be getting. I have been looking for awhile. My neighbor got one and loves it!
Not gonna argue the Renzetti but Peak makes a sweet vise for a buck fifty as well as griffin. I have been happy with mine.
01-13-2010, 01:23 AM
ditto the renzetti traveler...I've got one and love it. Can't beat the quality for the price.
01-13-2010, 11:59 AM
Another vote for the Renzetti Traveler.
01-13-2010, 12:28 PM
Try calling BBT and see what they carry in stock or are a dealer for and select from one of those.
01-13-2010, 01:05 PM
I got a Renzetti for Xmas when i was 15, i still have it, i have broken 2 screws and 1 set of jaws, but i imagine there has been several thousand dozen hooks through those jaws... Great vice, price aside.
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01-13-2010, 07:10 PM
renzetti......... Have had one since my 10th bday. Love it!
01-13-2010, 07:20 PM
thanks for the advice. I am amazed by and truly appreciate the response. Thank you to all for sharing your experiences.
just make sure you get the style with the lever operated jaws.
01-13-2010, 11:21 PM
I have the renzetti traveler as well....$185 and well worth every penny!
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