If one of your options is a Regal, then I would seriously consider it. The hook holding mechanism is very simple and holds even 6x long hooks as well as I think any vise could be expected to hold them. They're not in the less-than-$100.00 category, but that vise will last you a good long time. I have two vises; the Regal (standard jaws) and a Renzetti Traveller. The Regal is C-clamp mounted to the front of my tying table. The Renzetti (also a very nice vice - and a Christmans present from my wife last year - yikes!) is getting a little dusty.