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Old 06-26-2008, 12:57 AM
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Default Thompson Ultra Vise

Won a kit on Ebay and it has a Thompson Ultra vise in it. It is an older kit that had never been used.

Is the Ultra a decent starter vise? The materials that came with the kit are worth the cost of what I paid, so if it is a no good vise it is not a great loss.

Any of you old timers, er I mean more mature fellows have any experience with this model?
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Hi bilder,

That's what I started with and used it for a long time. They definitely aren't the best available, but they will work just fine. Once you get some experience though you'll probably want a nicer vice, I upgraded to a Griffin Montana Mongoose and a Renzetti and they really do grip a hook better as well as having some other nice features.

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Hi bilder,

I have a Thompson Model "A" on my bench right now. Bought it in 1974. I have one other that my wife use to use. The model 'A" press was the best for its time. I used mine for tying saltwater flies.

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