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Replacement Jaws for Vise

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I have a knock-off pedestal base rotary vise that I don't use because the jaws do not hold hooks well. I use a Regal C-clamp vise for my tying, but would like to have the pedestal vise if I'm tying away from my desk. I think if I replace the jaws it will function better. Anyone know where I could check to see if replacement jaws are available? I attached pictures of the jaws.

 

Tnaks,

MaCe1

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Looks similar to the jaws on Cabela's and J Stockard's EZ Travel Vise.  J Stockard is probably a better bet for replacement jaws.  

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19 mins ago, Niveker said:

Looks similar to the jaws on Cabela's and J Stockard's EZ Travel Vise.  J Stockard is probably a better bet for replacement jaws.  

It sure does. And J Stockard has replacement jaws on their site.

9 mins ago, Hook I said:

Try the Fly Tying Forum 

That's a good idea, should have started there. But I think Niveker provided what I'm looking for

Thank you both for the responses!

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My Saltwater Traveler came with jaws like that, and I didn't like them. I replaced the original set with Renzetti's cam jaw.

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4 hours ago, onthefly said:

Also waspi tera rotary vice might find it at fish usa

This looks very similar.

4 hours ago, BrianBM said:

My Saltwater Traveler came with jaws like that, and I didn't like them. I replaced the original set with Renzetti's cam jaw.

They look similar too, but cost more than the vise. Lol. If it wasn't just a backup vise I might have gone with these.

 

Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated. Replacement jaws were 9.95 on the J Stockard site so I ordered them. If that doesn't work I may need to just buy a backup vise.

 

 

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Most, if not all, vise stems are 3/8’s or 10mm. A Regal stem is 3/8’s, which is 2 red hairs smaller than 10mm. Soooooooooooooooooooooooo, the regal stem should fit in the pedestal base. Can’t you simply take the C clamp off the Regal stem and use your Regal from the pedestal base?  I have three vises and I use the bases and C clamps interchangeably among the various vices (a regal, Griffin, and Pettijean)

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11 hours ago, poopdeck said:

Most, if not all, vise stems are 3/8’s or 10mm. A Regal stem is 3/8’s, which is 2 red hairs smaller than 10mm. Soooooooooooooooooooooooo, the regal stem should fit in the pedestal base. Can’t you simply take the C clamp off the Regal stem and use your Regal from the pedestal base?  I have three vises and I use the bases and C clamps interchangeably among the various vices (a regal, Griffin, and Pettijean)

The stem on my pedestal is 9", which is a good height. My C-clamp stem is 12" , too high to tie comfortably. Though I could probably cut 3" or so off and it would still work with C-clamp. Good idea, thanks.,

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Or instead of cutting your stem up, simply get a 3/8’s rod at any hardware store and cut a piece as long as you need. I would just measure to make sure yours is 3/8’s like mine. 

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On ‎1‎/‎23‎/‎2023 at 5:23 PM, MaCe1 said:

Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated. Replacement jaws were 9.95 on the J Stockard site so I ordered them. If that doesn't work I may need to just buy a backup vise.

 

 

That's a very cheap price for replacements.

Not sure why the old jaws doesn't hold hooks?

Usually nothing goes wrong with jaws, not much wear, except maybe broken chips on work hardening edges.

If you're handy, you could also take them apart and use a smooth stone with some oil try smoothing the surfaces again.

   

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On 2023-01-24 at 7:29 AM, MaCe1 said:

The stem on my pedestal is 9", which is a good height. My C-clamp stem is 12" , too high to tie comfortably. Though I could probably cut 3" or so off and it would still work with C-clamp. Good idea, thanks.,

Your Regal C-clamp must be quite old. I've been using a Regal Medallion vise with a C-clamp for 15 to 20 years and I can adjust the hight of the head just by sliding the stem up or down and locking it in at the hight I want. And the stem of the vise is only 9" long. 

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On 1/24/2023 at 5:33 PM, poopdeck said:

Or instead of cutting your stem up, simply get a 3/8’s rod at any hardware store and cut a piece as long as you need. I would just measure to make sure yours is 3/8’s like mine. 

 

22 hours ago, Suave said:

Your Regal C-clamp must be quite old. I've been using a Regal Medallion vise with a C-clamp for 15 to 20 years and I can adjust the hight of the head just by sliding the stem up or down and locking it in at the hight I want. And

the stem of the vise is only 9" long. 

Picture is blurry, but you can see the difference in the stem heights. Hopefully the new jaws solve my issue, they arrive today. I use the Regal c-clamp vise 95% of the time. I take fly tying classes with my TU chapter, the folding tables don't hold the c-clamp well so I want to use the travel vise for the classes.

 

Thanks to all for the feedback. SOL is a great place to get good advice.

 

Mace1

 

 

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By the way, not only can you cut a 3/8’s rod any length you want, you can bend it any which way you like. 
 

I don’t know if it’s the blurry picture but the stem on the Knock off vice looks much smaller then 3/8’s and 10mm. 

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The Regal stem fits in the pedestal. I also found a 6" Regal stem with swivel (mine is not a swivel) on FishUSA site. So if new jaws don't work I can get that for the pedestal and switch the Regal vise head as needed.

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