New for 2012/13!
- Robust 3-piece all-metal ski vise, built to last.
- Central clamp opens from 45mm to 155mm.
- 70mm long clamp pads.
- It clamps to workbenches up to 2.25” thick.
- Simple, but effective tip and tail supports are a fixed height.
- Skis can be placed in the tip and tail supports at 90° or 60° for side edge work.
- NOT COMPATIBLE with optional Snowboard Platforms or Nordic Ski Platforms, this is a pure ski vise.
- Includes two brake retainers.
- Made in Italy.
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I purchased this vise to replace a cheaper generic vise. I was tempted to go with the vise that used the universal boot clamp, but was concerned about the fact that it was plastic and there were already replacement parts advertised. Other than being wide, this is an old school vise. It is rock solid, smooth mechanically and generally awesome. It clamps on the bindings and not the ski edge so consider that factor in determining if you need a vise this wide. However, given the price differential, its worth it to go wide. I love it and recommend it without reservation.
I would recommend this vise. It works well on my board and my fat skis. It does have the width needed for those big powder skis and holds very well. Toko makes a very good solid product.
With that said there are couple of problems I keep finding on any of the current ski vises available.
One: that some skis have a rounded sidewall or cap that are problematic in holding a good grip on.
Two: Some bindings are really hard to get to work on the vise because it needs just a few more inches (centimeters) in height off the bench. Adding a little height on the vise would make all of my bindings clear the bench. (My solution is to put risers under each of the vise components but that is a hassle when switching benches)
Three: on my telemark bindings the cross bar on the vise hits on either the cables or the plate, making it a pain to try and get a good hold on the ski. I don't know if the Toko and Swix guys only work on race skis or what but it seems that it is not rocket science to engineer a ski vise that would fit the bill for your quiver of skis or boards