At the beginning of the year, I decided that I wasn't a fan of exclusively using the C clamp for my Peak vise. I then ordered the pedestal base. When it arrived, I was extremely surprised at how much it weight. This was a quality base, and once I put my vice on it, I tried my best to see how unstable it could be, and it passed every test with fly tying colors. Now I don't have to worry if my C clamp will fit on certain surfaces, or if I will need some folded up cardboard to fill in the gaps. Needless to say, I was very happy with my purchase.
Soon after I purchased the pedestal base. I ordered the riser, as you see pictured above. It's the copper/gold colored piece on the base.
The extra height that the rise gave my vise was a game changer! When I sit at my desk or anywhere, I like to be high up, and the riser allows my vise to be right where I want it to be...up high!
My Peak vise was the first vise that I have purchased a few years ago, and I have been extremely happy with it. It's construction is solid, and you can really feel the quality when using it. It's held every hook that I've put in it's jaws from size 8/0 musky hooks to size 22 midge hooks. Now with the upgrades that I have made this year, it feels like I have a brand new vise.
What vise do all of you use and do any of you out there have multiple?