If you have read much on my blog, you know I have a fair amount of Stew-Mac tools. Now, they're great, but one of the complaints about them is that sometimes their tools are a bit pricey. And sometimes you look at it in the catalog and think "that's nice, but do I really need that?"
Such is the case with their small Nut and Saddle Vise. I make a fair amount of nuts and saddles for guitars. For a long time, I eyed this device up in their catalog and thought, how much better can it be than the regular vise I currently use?
So here it is!
I've only just taken it out of the box and I'm already glad I got it. And just as they say, the jaws are narrow and tapered so you can get a sharp angle on your work. So that's a great thing for saddles.
It's pretty decently made too.
I can see that I'll use this thing a lot.
The best part of this is that it's fairly inexpensive - $36 US (about 26 Euro, 237 Swedish Crowns, or 22 British Pounds).
And again, it would be good for all kinds of small parts - for model or toy making even.
Merry Christmas to me!