Gun Vise Advice

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Chewdog, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Chewdog

    Chewdog New Member

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    Hello all. Newbie here and enjoying this forum. I want to buy a gun vise for my son for Christmas. The more I look into them the more I don't know. He uses rifles, AR15 types also, and handguns. Is there a universal vise that would suffice? Something more specific? Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Chewdog
     
  2. canebrake

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  3. Highpower

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  4. Chewdog

    Chewdog New Member

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    I guess I don't know the difference between a workstation and a vise. Please explain. Are there specific magazine simulators that are needed? He needs something to hold the firearm while being disassembled for cleaning and maintenance. While I was watching him it looked like he could have used another hand or two. Is that what these are used for?
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Watch this:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkmCzwhH3xE]YouTube - How to Select a Gun Vise and What to Look For[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRRzW1gkHjE]YouTube - Tipton Best Gun Vise[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u9XxGhmIt0]YouTube - Roto-Stand[/ame]
     
  6. Chewdog

    Chewdog New Member

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    Got it. thanks for the replies, guys. I have watched everything and have a lot better understanding of what supposed to be happening.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Glad to help. That's why we're here.

    Don't hesitate to PM or post questions.

    We live for that! [​IMG]
     
  8. Highpower

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    Cane -- What is the width of the jaws and the max jaw opening on the hobby vice? Inquiring minds want to know. ;)
     
  9. agoetz2005

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    agreed on the maroon Tipton.

    I have the older style Blue/Gray tipton, and wish I had the new Marron/Gray one instead.