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Snowbee Fly Mate Pedestal Vice - Ball Joint - Fmpv-B

Snowbee
(Code: 48)
£ 72.99
(-12.22%) £ 64.07
-12%
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Snowbee Fly Mate Pedestal Vice - Ball Joint, the Danish design of this premium range of Fly Tying Vices, is second to none. The Vice represents excellent value for money, when you compare the quality and features, with other vices on the market.The Fly Mate Vice is superbly engineered from high quality steel and aircraft aluminium, the jaws are made from high alloy tool steel, which has been specially hardened. The Fly-Mate Vices feature a rotational facility which, combined with the cranked jaws shaft, ensures that when rotated, the shank of the hook turns around its own axis. Parallel clamping of the hook, by means of the 2 jaw clamp screws, ensures secure grip of any hook size from #24 to 8/0. The jaws come with a 5 year warranty.

Fly-Mate Vices The Danish design of this premium range of Fly Tying Vices, is second to none and they represent excellent value for money, when you compare the quality and features, with other vices on the market. Superbly engineered from high quality steel and aircraft aluminium, the jaws are made from high alloy tool steel, which has been specially hardened. The Fly-Mate Vices feature a rotational facility which, combined with the cranked jaws shaft, ensures that when rotated, the shank of the hook turns around its own axis. Parallel clamping of the hook, by means of the 2 jaw clamp screws, ensures secure grip of any hook size from #24 to 8/0. The jaws come with a 5 year warranty. Available in either desk Clamp style or Pedestal models, an optional extra is a patented ball joint on the vice shaft (All 4 vices are shown in 2nd picture). This gives movement in all planes, which coupled with the 360° rotation facility, allows viewing of the fly from all angles, during tying. This facility can be particularly useful, when tying very small dry flies, or when using Epoxy resin, for Buzzers, or Saltwater flies. The ball joint allows unlimited movement, so the Epoxy can be accurately "run" into the required shape, while it sets.

Note you are bidding for Snowbee Fly Mate Pedestal Vice - Ball Joint - Fmpv-B
Customer reviews
Shopping Satisfaction
 3/5
There is another review on here which appears a little harsh. Only 1 star awarded, however there is an element I agree with, and that is that the rotary mechanism seems inadequate. I like the vice; it is small and quite easy to work with, until you want to use the rotary feature exclusively - such as when using resins, where I find it preferable to be freely and smoothly rotating during material build up but lacking when I want to lock it for head finishing etc. Nice vice overall, quite pleased.
Phil M.
Shopping Satisfaction
 3/5
Ball joint just a wee bit too mobile!
Iain G.
Thank you for your review. This can be tightened up using the Allen key - contact us if you need help.
Troutcatchers
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Excellent once assembled and lubricated
Assembly advice had to be sought from Troutcatchers because the instructions were an old version in a confusing translation.
Terence T.
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
The ball joint on this version of the vice initially caused me concern but having spoken with Nick at Troutcatchers I realised what I was doing wrong and I am now completely satisfied.

I have been astonished at the care and concern shown by Troutcatchers during my shopping experience and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

There are some things you just cannot put a price.

Thanks again to Troutcatchers!
Michael I.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Excellent.
Georgina F.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Fly tying vice
Great vice, easy to use and a fantasic price. Prefer the pedestal model rather than desk clamp, means I can place the vice where I want it rather than where the clamp can go.
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James Currie Review collected by SoapBox
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
Good
Pleased with my purchase certainly better than I have used in the past. My only concern is the Ball Joint, it slips. I have made it very tight in hope it will solve this problem. Other than that - great.
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Mike Review collected by SoapBox
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
Good value
Jaws are good but floppy and out of line when putting hook in, but fine when tight. Rotation is ok but jaw needs to be offset to bring shank in line with axis,re-aligning is required for hook sizes. rotating faces rely on rubber rings for grip, dished washers would improve,I''m looking to modify.
Troutcatcher Reply. Thank you for your constructive comments (and 4 stars) we will pass them on to Snowbee - Good luck with the tying.
Mr A J Barlow Review collected by SoapBox
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
Good for the price when compared to more expensive vices
Good for the price when compared to more expensive vices, but cheaper ones have better jaw alignment system. Well engineered but I have already modified the jaw mounting and positioning screws.

TROUTCATCHER REPLY: Many thanks for feedback - we will pass on to Snowbee. Dont forget the jaws come with a 5 year warranty.
Review collected by SoapBox
Shopping Satisfaction
 4/5
Snowbee Fly-Mate Vice
It has all the bells & whistles - I think - takes a bit of setting up for a novice but when you get it set it works very well.A good peice of kit for the price.
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John Review collected by SoapBox