The Griffin 2A is an excellent vice: inexpensive, holds a wide range of hooks
with a death grip, Made in USA (and well-made at that!). I used mine with a
c-clamp, but bought the Griffin pedestal base ($25) a few months later.
I bought a Peak rotary vise (made in USA as well) a couple years ago, and
sold my Griffin to a forum member whose vice had been stolen. There both
great, but the rotary vices are just a little greater for my tastes now.