Hyskore Portable Armorer’s Vise Review
Hyskore portable armorer’s vise review
My original plan was to review the Hyskore portable armorer’s vise and then throw it back in the box. The first part happened, the second part never will. I’ve been using the vise as a permanent tool on my workbench for two months now.
The manufacturer says that it is a versatile gun-servicing fixture. It certainly is, and with it I’ve cleaned and maintained AR-15s, pistols, hunting rifles and tawdry women. It’s like having another pair of hands at your workbench, except they are nice, soft … Where was I? Oh yeah.
This vise is professional quality, but made for anyone to use. Assembly was a breeze. The instructions were well-laid-out and illustrated. I didn’t run in to any questions and had it together in moments. It attaches to any surface with two strong thumb screws. Granted, my thumbs might be stronger than yours, but they should be OK for your little fellas. They stay so well in fact, that I haven’t touched them since the first time I mounted the vise. It literally attaches to almost anything, dining room table, workbench, children, whatever. The tightening wheel is well-designed and allows me to quickly clamp and tighten without damaging my guns. One of the nice features is that you can tilt the vise in a complete 360-degree circle. This allows you to clamp in the gun and position it exactly where you need.
When I clean my AR-15, I pop out the back take-down pin and clamp it in on the magazine well. From there it holds steady while I run patches, bore-snake, whatever. Once the barrel is clean you can rotate however you need to continue cleaning. On a side note, it does not clamp cats very well. RIP Gus.
I have become a huge fan of Hyskore’s vise. It’s one of those items that you don’t know that you can’t live without.