Reply To: Buying a vice…

jeff Fisher

I haven’t tried those specifically, but I do have a cheaper type of quick release vice that uses the turn backward a little mechanism and I do regularly end up fighting with it in exactly the case described. If you want to just turn a piece around or switch to another identical one the amount of unscrewing that it will do before disengaging and sliding further is usually not enough to get the peice out or get the next one in, but if it slides you now have to turn more on the next piece… so is it really saving time overall? Of course it could also be that mine just isn’t very good, heh.

Stands to reason that a non-quick-release vice is dead simple and ought to have very reliable behavior.

So I think it is definately a tradeoff.