Peak Vise appraisal. I like the vise. It had a very precise feel with no moving around the table like some of the other pedestal vises have done to me. As I said before, this is a 5 pound pedestal vise. Formidable. The jaws held my #4 hooks with no slippage. Rotating was a breeze and the ability to move the crank handle up or down the drop bar made for a nice personal adjustment. The finish was made so there was no glare coming off the vise while tying.
I do have some ideas that I would add to the vise:
- somehow to leash the two allen keys so they would not disappear in my overly cluttered tying bench.
- a way of loosening the bobbin rest so it could swing out of the way with just a nudge. (I’m sure it would do this on its own in time)
Now that’s a very small idea list!!!!
Overall the Peak Vise is a very nice vise that is in a price point between the Dan Vise and the Renzetti/Dyna King range of vises. I have used all of these and the Peak is the friendliest of the four. My big gommie hands have always felt tight on the Renzetti and the span from crank lever to jaw on the Dyna Kings was too far for my liking. The Dan and the Peak vises have the proportions the feel comfortable for me. Sounds like the story of the “three bears” and I just like the momma vise???? Oh well, bad joke but a darn good vise.