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 remains normally closed and the handle opens it, allowing you to drop the hook in. Today, Regal has expanded the original jaw to include a midge jaw, stainless steel, big game ( saltwater jaw ).
The most basic set up for Regal is the C-Clamp. Any vise purchased as a C-Clamp can be later updated to a Pedestal style with the addition of a base and short stem. Heads can be pulled off and swapped out allowing you different heads with different jaws. ( Note: Jaws are not swappable, all jaws are attached to a head. )
The vise moves up and down on the clamp 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.
One of the best designs ever.
Made in the USA with a Lifetime warranty.