*smiling here*

Like you I have worked my way through pretty much every vise on the market (but without the trauma you experienced - all have worked, none failed in any big way, none had to be sent in for repair) - and each of these very competent vises had areas where I felt there was room for improvement. In 1989 I started tying on a LAW Bench vise, and have not looked back. As you say, no tier is exactly the same but Lawrence built me 'my' perfect vise. It was perfect for me then, perfect for me today, and I have no doubt it will still be perfect for me when I tie my last fly.

Hans W