J Vise uses the phrase “The ultimate vise for a lifetime of tying”, and now I know why. This truly is a lifetime luxury tool for fly tying. A handmade tool that is just as much function as it is form. There are endless custom features and options. Jay is truly a craftsman and takes pride in his work. He can be contacted via his website (www.jvise.com) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As tested, and you can see it got used, the vise comes with a treated America Oak mounting board and trim basket. The mounting board allows for the vise to be mounted in front or on he side. Each base is numbered, so you know you have a one of a kind. This base is study enough that any thread will break before you move it. These is also a row of holes for scissor and tool storage, along with some useful bead/hook trays.
The head and jaws of this vise are strudy and well built. At first touch you can feel the solid design of the machined aluminum and bass bar stock. Smooth lines make sure that the design does not hinder tying.
Being a full rotary vise there is smooth rotating handle with a brass thumb adjustment that gives full 360 degree indexing options (you can stop the vise at any angle)
The precision jaws are rated for size 22 through 6/0. The side cam allows for fine adjustments that are secured with the 3 stage cam locking. The J-shaped neck allows for full access to the hook and any tailing materials.
The J-neck when combined with the full rotation gives a tier unmatched access to the entire fly.