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New vise design - has anyone seen one of these in action?

post #1 of 24
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The EggBar vise:
 

http://store.eggbarvise.com/default.asp

 

Seen one? Used it?

post #2 of 24

I saw these at SIA and was really interested, funny thing is  I would like to get one for the shop but lost his business card, I'm glad you posted the link. They really should post some more info about how the vise works, it is really cool in action.

post #3 of 24

I cannot figure out from their website exactly how they work.

Anybody got a pic of them in action?

post #4 of 24

There is a video on their website:

 

post #5 of 24

I helped them test and refine their original design. Its a great product that works.

post #6 of 24

   I like my ski man, though more testimonials would be great!

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I helped them test and refine their original design. Its a great product that works.


From the look of the ski in the vise, it looks like it would be hard to wax, scrape, and brush the tip end of the ski where the support runs across the base. How do you do that part of the job?

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From the look of the ski in the vise, it looks like it would be hard to wax, scrape, and brush the tip end of the ski where the support runs across the base. How do you do that part of the job?

  One of my questions as well...(at least in my head).

 

 

  zenny

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From the look of the ski in the vise, it looks like it would be hard to wax, scrape, and brush the tip end of the ski where the support runs across the base. How do you do that part of the job?

I usually just slide the ski down to where its held further up near the tip.

post #10 of 24

Couldn't you just flip the ski around?  Though I always tune my skis from the toe piece down, I don't see the tip as being a critical area of concern.

post #11 of 24
Pretty cool design. Seems like a great idea but tuning the tips might be a problem.
post #12 of 24

It's good to see new products, but they are very expensive for the consumer.  I hear there is a lower cost version in the works.

post #13 of 24

Why? confused.gif

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It's good to see new products, but they are very expensive for the consumer.  I hear there is a lower cost version in the works.

Have you thought of making one out of wood?

post #15 of 24
I wouldn't buy a vise from a file pusher.
post #16 of 24
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The EggBar vise:

 
http://store.eggbarvise.com/default.asp

Seen one? Used it?

$230 for those two pieces of painted metal? Ski vises, like fly reels, lampshades, and a few other products I can think of (boots!), just seem way overpriced for what they actually are, in terms of materials and construction. Fully expect industry r&d folks to flame me for my ignorance now. smile.gif
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$230 for those two pieces of painted metal? Ski vises, like fly reels, lampshades, and a few other products I can think of (boots!), just seem way overpriced for what they actually are, in terms of materials and construction. Fully expect industry r&d folks to flame me for my ignorance now. smile.gif

I agree with your statement except the part about fly reels, I guess it depends what equipment you use, and how you use it, but there is a lot that goes into making a good reel!

 

I do think this system is way overpriced, could probably make something very similar for under $100.

post #18 of 24

I noted that you will need to mount a track on your work bench for supporting the tail, it is fine if you have a permanent work bench.

 

I prefer the clamp fixing of the traditional vices.

post #19 of 24
Funny you mention that. This vice set us back about 5$ in materials. We call it the chicken vice, and we are pleased to offer it to epic ski members for the low price of $200, but only during the holidays. Shipping and powder coating extra.

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 This vice set us back about 5$ in materials.

You are paying too much for your rubber bands.

post #21 of 24
Haha
post #22 of 24
They are Montana rubber bands. The best doesn't come cheap.
post #23 of 24

Oh, my mistake I thought they were the Wintersteiger Broccoli model

post #24 of 24
Haha
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