I am partial to Renzetti vises because I met Andy many years ago when he was first started out making his vises. I have been using his product for a long time and the quality and workmanship still show through as I have never had a problem or breakdown after over 25+ years of using his vise.
The Renzetti Apprentice vise is inexpensive compared to other vises you can buy of his and a good starter vice. If you have the money to spend, consider upgrading to a true rotary vise with a pedestal like the Renzetti Traveler 2000 Vise. I like the rotating capability, it lets me see a fly from all sides, not just the one side. The pedestal is great because I can set the vise up anywhere and not be concerned about clapping it to the edge of something.
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