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Vise for 100mm+ skis

post #1 of 13
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Hello,

I'm looking for a vise that can accommodate 105mm wide skis. Most of the vises I've seen only open to 90mm. I've heard of a "Jump Vise" that opens to 130 but only engages at the tip and tail. That may be fine but I'm looking for other alternatives. My only requirement other than it's capacity is that it's stable, durable and under $100.

Thanks in avance for your reply!
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post #3 of 13
... I'm not sure why you need an extra wide vise. For waxing and careful base beveling, you can just put the bindings in the vise. If you need to mount bindings, well... send 'em to the shop!

I almost always put my bindings in the vise - skis are generally too thin to fit above the lib of a vise anyway. (obv. this only applies for messing with the base. the width of the ski is irrelevant if you want to work on the side edges.)
post #4 of 13
One time saving and step reducing option of a wider ski 'support' or 'vise' is that you can work on more than one at the same time (ie, over four skate skis).

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
One time saving and step reducing option of a wider ski 'support' or 'vise' is that you can work on more than one at the same time (ie, over four skate skis).

I don't get the problem. This vice is great for waxing both at the same time. I wax 100 waist skis on them this way . To mount bindings works the same way. To do edge work use the on edge vice.
I love my cinch vices with the lasso. I often tune and wax snowboards on them also. 79$ .

If you want versatility with these products buy the tuning table also . The vices and lasso are easily movable in the tracks and over come any vicing difficulties.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
I don't get the problem. This vice is great for waxing both at the same time.
Yep. That's a nice setup. Particularly for rotobrush work.

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If you want versatility with these products buy the tuning table also . The vices and lasso are easily movable in the tracks and over come any vicing difficulties.
I was just thinking how sweet that track would be for someone with junior and adult skis to work on.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Glytch View Post
... I'm not sure why you need an extra wide vise. For waxing and careful base beveling, you can just put the bindings in the vise. If you need to mount bindings, well... send 'em to the shop!

I almost always put my bindings in the vise - skis are generally too thin to fit above the lib of a vise anyway. (obv. this only applies for messing with the base. the width of the ski is irrelevant if you want to work on the side edges.)
I need one for beveling and waxing purposes. It never occured to me that I can put the bindings in the vise too. The only requirement then is that the side clamps are height adjustable.
post #8 of 13
No question, it's a slick and efficient setup for switching between different ski/binding types and junior to adult skis lengths. The one issue that is less than optimal with two or more boards laying flat, is that the insides of the skis tend to rotate upward if you crank down too hard on the lasso and flex the skis. I've resolved that with using a wire tent stake for NNN/SNS bindings and a center 'hook' for other boards, coupled with a sliding 'console' which holds tools and easily changes positions with a cam lock.



Note more Terminator Stand accessories will be forthcoming, plus the sky is the limit on what you can dream up yourself and use the set up for other stuff besides skis & snowboards.

Here's a review by Lou Dawson at Wildsnow of an alternative DIY track system which is nice also.
post #9 of 13
My bad. A discrepancy was pointed out to me in our description of the Ski Vise Pro (which has been corrected). The Maplus Ski Vise Pro/ which is actually blue) / SkiMan Super Pro / Swix 3-point vise are rated from 38mm to 90mm jaws. I measured the jaws and from uncompressed rubber pad to rubber pad is around 85mm and 90 to the metal. SkiMan makes a ski jumpers vise that is rated to 130mm, not the previously mentioned SkiMan manufactured vises.

Sorry for the misinformation.

I had a supplier measure The Jaws of the Beast which are 90mm as well. The Ski Jumper vise is the only conventional vise I am aware of that will clamp 100mm skis.
post #10 of 13
The track system is interesting. How do you avoid getting stuff in the track?
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The track system is interesting. How do you avoid getting stuff in the track?
A bolt rides in the track but since it only uses the roof of the track any debris doesn't affect the travel of the vices or the lasso. I wipe mine out with a scrubber and dump the debris out the end.
post #12 of 13
I have the cinch vice clamped to a pressboard table top (work bench) using the supplied clamps. I think I'd like to get the stand as a more versatile option, but if you want to minimize capital outlay, the cinch vice gives you flat and side clamp capability for any width ski or snowboard. You just add on as your budget allows.
post #13 of 13
FYI, as far as I know there is one stand available in the US & Canada, until the next production run. Guess who has it? : (You might check with Tools4Boards in Calgary, BigE.)

I do have a couple 4' T-tracks laying around with vise knobs & 3/8" bolts.

Other options for Cinch mounting to allow rotating and sliding are:
1) mount the T-track to your bench between a couple strips of 1/2" plywood or 1x.
2) dado a slot for the T-track in a 2x or your bench
3) bolt directly to your bench in slots
4) bolt directly to your bench through holes for easy rotating, but no sliding
5) use your imagination......
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