The thing really isn’t even that old… I think it is about three years old. I don’t think it should be breaking at this point… but alas, it has. I was putting a #2 in the jaws there and “snap.”
Yeah… it wasn’t a really expensive vice, but still… should probably last more than a couple-three years. So… I’m in the market for a vice. The price points are really, really varied…
If I wanted to break the bank I could spend $690 for one of these… A Master Swiss Vice.
I am probably just an ignorant fly tier as I can’t imagine what this can do for me to justify the price. The truth is it probably can’t do anything for me, as I probably lack the skills needed to demand any Swiss tool beyond the army knife.
Michael Gracie has a more viable option for me…
In truth, I’ll probably spend more than $9.57, but I’m not breaking the bank. Andros is coming soon… going to have to get on this.
UPDATE: Through the generosity of strangers, I’ll be getting a lightly used Griffin vice. Awesome.