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A wise vise?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Looking for a ski vise - anything I can find (web or brick&mortar) is well north of a $100. I don't mind paying for quality, but $150 for a vise seems insane. Maybe I haven't been "calibrated" yet.

Any recommendations for something south of the $100 barrier?

BTW - first post.
post #2 of 27
Our hottest seller is the T4B Cinch vise which is highly versatile, doesn't care what width or side wall configuration your skis or snowboards.

post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by incognito View Post
Looking for a ski vise - anything I can find (web or brick&mortar) is well north of a $100. I don't mind paying for quality, but $150 for a vise seems insane. Maybe I haven't been "calibrated" yet.

Any recommendations for something south of the $100 barrier?

BTW - first post.
placing the word "ski" before any item automagically increases its value by about 95%
post #4 of 27
You can get a Toko ski vise, a Ski Pro, or a Swix vice for ~$70-80 online or in-store. Keep an eye out on Craigslist, that's where I picked my Swix Pro500 vise up for $40.
post #5 of 27
OP, buy from the guy's like Terry on this site. Support the people that support this site. You can trust them and if you have any problems you know they will be there for you.
post #6 of 27
Most of my vices aren't wise
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Our hottest seller is the T4B Cinch vise which is highly versatile, doesn't care what width or side wall configuration your skis or snowboards.

I got this one from Terry and I love it!
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by incognito View Post
Looking for a ski vise - anything I can find (web or brick&mortar) is well north of a $100. I don't mind paying for quality, but $150 for a vise seems insane. Maybe I haven't been "calibrated" yet.

Any recommendations for something south of the $100 barrier?

BTW - first post.
I have a special offer for you or any other reader. I have two of my top of the line vises:


made by Ski Man that got shipped to me in boxes with torn cardboard -- nothing wrong with the vise just the box. It is reg $169, on sale for 20% off (about $136), and if you enter the coupon code 24121 at checkout I will give you an extra $10 off. And it ships free. This is an exclusive offer to Epic readers, not advertised anywhere else and it will end on the 30th or until two are sold. This is a top-of-the-line-quality vise.

http://www.racewax.com/product/PC-52...l__PC5200.html

It is more than your limit but if you bought a $100 vise, you may get charged $20 to get it shipped.
post #9 of 27
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I have a special offer for you or any other reader. I have two of my top of the line vises:


made by Ski Man that got shipped to me in boxes with torn cardboard -- nothing wrong with the vise just the box. It is reg $169, on sale for 20% off (about $136), and if you enter the coupon code 24121 at checkout I will give you an extra $10 off. And it ships free. This is an exclusive offer to Epic readers, not advertised anywhere else and it will end on the 30th or until two are sold. This is a top-of-the-line-quality vise.

http://www.racewax.com/product/PC-52...l__PC5200.html

It is more than your limit but if you bought a $100 vise, you may get charged $20 to get it shipped.
post #10 of 27
You're killing me! I don't much care for the ones I have but I just bought goggles and my wife is ready to de-nut me as it is.!
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the answers. Looks like I'm going to continue checking eBay and watch for crazy sales. With a new pair of skis and a week in Soelden, I've already blown the budget for this season.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by incognito View Post
Thanks for all the answers. Looks like I'm going to continue checking eBay and watch for crazy sales. With a new pair of skis and a week in Soelden, I've already blown the budget for this season.
Let me save you some time....don't bother. I seeked (sought?) out a world cup vise for two seasons, they all end up going for about what you would pay for them new. Eventually I bought mine (Swix) new from Archtechski for about $125. I think they have a sale going on now.
post #13 of 27
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This is the vise we have, I believe. If I didn't have two sets of these already (daughter's set and my set), your last one would be sold as I definitely paid more than this even for the first set bought 8 years or so ago.
post #14 of 27
I wish they expanded more than 90mm -- that is a great deal.
post #15 of 27
They do go a BIT bigger. They'll hold Auras.
post #16 of 27
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I couldn't refuse after seeing the two discounts and the free shipping.

When you figure how long they should last they are a bargain.

My last ESS vises(anyone remember them?) were more than what I paid for these, and they lasted more than fifteen years before they finally quit.

Thanks Doctor D

Mike
post #17 of 27
Dr. D's deal is a good one snap it up!

If he runs out the 15% off at Artechski will get the vise down to $127 (plus shipping)*






* no I am not affiliated with them, just passing a good deal along.
post #18 of 27
This vise is $87.99 with free shipping until Tuesday night:
post #19 of 27
Will PM
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by incognito View Post

Any recommendations for something south of the $100 barrier?

Heres you go, cobble together something from these tips:
http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/89877/homemade-telemark-ski-vise-for-hot-waxing
http://straightchuter.com/2010/02/tuning-bench-tie-down/
http://straightchuter.com/2008/06/vise-squad/
post #21 of 27
This is a 2 year old thread, guys.
post #22 of 27
Ah, I was asleep at the wheel.  Slap me awake.  
post #23 of 27
A new 15% off discount code active through March 2010 is EPIC15.  Since someone revived this old thread I thought I would make it work in appreciation for a great season with EpicSki. 

To apply it to your purchase, add something to your cart, then go to the cart page and enter the code EPIC15 in the Coupon/Gift Certificate Code box in the blue bar.  You must do this BEFORE hitting the green checkout button.

Thanks!
Marc
post #24 of 27
Is a vice that clamps on to the ski really necessary? I use one of those things that uses friction to hold the ski "base up" and has slots for holding the ski "edge up". Takes any size ski and seems to work ok to me.

I think I paid about $50 several years ago.
post #25 of 27
Clamps are not needed for many tasks if you have good friction or 'wedge' on the supports. There are some tasks, like base repair and prep. side wall cutting and setting edge geometry with a file or hard wax scraping that providing an additional anchor or clamp will be needed or help you achieve better results.
post #26 of 27
I just purchased a nice ski vise, you can look around and easily find them for ~$100, there are several, but the difference between the cheapest (~$85) and nice ones (~$100-$110) is not that big. It appears (maybe wrongly) that the nice ones are made by OEM for Swix, Toko, Ski Man etc. I would look for wide opening (95mm or so). Google is your friend. Also, one of the site sponsors may have something similar. Not having them is probably not a big deal, but one badly scratched or poorly tuned pair of skis will make you very unhappy.
post #27 of 27
Also, I've found you don't really need to grab the SKI.  I find on mine I can grab the binding plate easily and get just as good a grip, so for those wider skis, depending on the binding, that may be a solution if the skis are really wide. 
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