Re: Rotary Vise Question
In that price range you cannot go wrong with either the Renzetti or the Griffin. If you haven't checked it out the Peak Vise its worth looking at as well. I've never used either, but I know much better tiers than I who have use all the above.
I absolutely LOVE my Regal Revolution, but it was rediculously expensive even after the discount I received.
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