Regal Vises have been a long time favorite. Originally by John Dorin. John was a famous industrial designer, creator of the BIC lighter amongst other things. John developed the famous jaw based on a reverse lock system where a spring holds the jaw and remains normally closed and the handle opens it, allowing you to drop the hook in. Just squeeze the handle, and set the hook, that’s it.
Any heads can be pulled off and swapped out allowing you to use different jaws. ( Note: Jaws are not swappable, all jaws are attached to a head. ) The vise moves up and down on the stem and the head swivels and turns. While this vise isn’t a spinning vise, it does rotate allowing you to tie things like Clouser Minnows with ease. The Aluminum Pocket Base, is lighter weight than the Bronze bases, and is cheaper to ship overseas.
One of the best designs ever.
Made in the USA with a Lifetime warranty.