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    I would like to know what is your vice shaft diameter. No, not your shaft - your fly tying vice shaft in millimeters.
    See yellow and red circle in photo below (this happens to be Darryl's setup).

    I would appreciate if quite a few members can help me out here. Are these shafts perhaps a standard diameter or not?

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    will look in the morning. my mom is sleeping in the room where the vice is and she thinks i'm also sleeping, dam i feel like a loop dop now
    darryl is that a standard stealth setup? looks very nice
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    Geez, now I can see why you drilled so many holes in the portable flytying station.

    Sorry, cant answer your question right away, but am curious to know why you are interested in that measurement Wiets?
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    Wiets, as far as I know, there is a standard shaft diameter on most vices, to allow for accessories such as that Griffin hackle guage in the pic etc to be fitted to the shaft. Just not sure the exact diameter, but I'll see if I can find out.

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    Wiets, just had a quick google. It would seem that while there isn't really a standard shaft size, most vice shafts are 3/8" or 9.525mm and smaller.

    And I'd just like to add that flytying station looks the bee's knees. Is there any chance you'd be able to flip the layout for a lefty ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiets View Post
    I would like to know what is your vice shaft diameter. No, not your shaft - your fly tying vice shaft in millimeters.
    See yellow and red circle in photo below (this happens to be Darryl's setup).

    I would appreciate if quite a few members can help me out here. Are these shafts perhaps a standard diameter or not?

    Hi Wiets,

    My Stealth vise has a diameter of 10mm. My other vise is a Eagle (Regal knockoff) and has a diameter of 9.1mm.

    Regards,
    Darryl
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    Quote Originally Posted by rols View Post
    will look in the morning. my mom is sleeping in the room where the vice is and she thinks i'm also sleeping, dam i feel like a loop dop now
    darryl is that a standard stealth setup? looks very nice
    Rols, ja it's a standard rotary Stealth. Unfortunately they don't bring them in anymore which is a pity as it is well made and was well priced (~R1200). I managed to get hold of a spare pair of jaws for it, so it should last me a while. I have tied from #28 - 4/0 so far without any problems.

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    just measured mine and it's 9.5mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Rols, ja it's a standard rotary Stealth. Unfortunately they don't bring them in anymore which is a pity as it is well made and was well priced (~R1200). I managed to get hold of a spare pair of jaws for it, so it should last me a while. I have tied from #28 - 4/0 so far without any problems.

    Regards,
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    VERY Nice setup you got there Darryl
    Behold the fisherman. he riseth early in the morning and disturbeth the whole household. mighty are his preperations. he goes forth full of hope and when the day is ended, he returneth smelling of strong drink and the truth is not with him. originator unknown.

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    Yup great set up.

    I'm in the office so can't measure, but I know from experience, with the approx 6 or 7 vices I own at home there are probably 4 ones with slightly diameters. This I know from trying to put the one vice into a wrong clamp etc

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