Posted by Eric on 12th May 2014
This is just what I was looking for. This vise is sturdy, holds the skis solidly, and I can finally file the ends of my skis without the other end lifting or shifting. My skis are 108, 103, and 75 mm underfoot and this vice works well with each of them. The clamps in the end support units are handy as you can turn your skis on edge and clamp them in for edge filing. This will be the last vice I'll need to buy.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Feb 2013
I bought this vise because I figured the wider opening would give me the most versatility for tuning different skis, but as it turns out, it is not well suited for tuning "normal" width skis. The actual vise portion has one side fixed and the other moves as would be expected, but the vise (center piece) doesn't slide far enough onto the table to provide the necessary adjust-ability. When tuning an 80mm width ski, the vise pulls the ski closer to the edge of the table to the point that only about half the ski width is supported by the end members. Trying to mount the end supports closer to the end of the table helps a little, but not much as the screw for affixing it to the table is not centered the supports.
Unless you're tuning wide skis, you would be better off saving your money and getting a more standard vise