Peak owner for 3 years. I cannot see how I lived without this vise! It's
all that, and then some. Built like a tank, but not bulky, nor do any of the
arms get in the way. I bought mine from an ebay dealer (Gypsy Outdoors), and
he includes the brass tension screw for free. The D-Arm is well worth the
extra $7, and then some. I tie down to #20, and might get a set of midge
jaws. There only $35
Call the Peak people, and you'll get an idea of who is making this vise. The
first time I called, they asked what I'd like to see changed or improved. How
many companies do that???? I really couldn't think of anything. I'm sitting
next to mine right now, and just gave the rotating arm a good shake. Zero
play, and the base keeps it sitting firmly on the desk. The Peak has a 3/8"
hole in the base plate, and a 3/8" rod can be installed to hold lights, and
a magnifying lens. I use it for the lens that Peak sells, and can't see how I've
lived without that as well. I bought a 2"x3/8" clevis pin to hold the len: the
clevis pin was $2, and Peak charges quite a bit more for their 3/8" rod.....
Oh Yeah.... I used to look at all the different vises available to man before
buying the Peak, but haven't so much as Googled "Vise" since.
Here's Ken: http://www.peakfishing.com/TyingDemos.html
When I bought my Peak, Al Ritt was the featured tyer, so things seem to
be moving along nicely.