Dyna-King vises come with standard jaws installed. (Shown with the 2 grooves and serrated tip to accomodate hooks from 8/0 to 24) Large hooks should be held in the rear groove, medium hooks are best held in the groove closest to the Jaw tips. Smaller hooks should be held in the Jaw tips.
The midge jaw is available for all Dyna-King vises and are used for tying those tiny flies. Midge Jaws are serrated and without grooves. Midge jaws have a narrower tip and will hold hooks from 10 down to a size 32.
TROUBLE SHOOTING: Should you experience your Jaws sticking, please remove your Jaw and Forcing Cone and clean all build up and debris from your Jaw and Forcing Cone and re-grease both components. Replace your Jaw and test for sticking. If your Jaws continue to stick you may have a worn our Forcing Cone that needs to be replaced. If you think you may need a new Forcing Cone call our office and specify your vise model so we may send you a replacement Forcing Cone.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR JAWS: Simply remove the Forcing Cone by lifting up (pressing down if you have a rotary vise) on the Cam Handle, so that the Jaws will be open, and then unscrew the Forcing Cone. The Jaw will pull straight out, so you may replace it with a new set. At this point you may want to wipe the inside of the Forcing Cone with a cloth to remove any build up, then re-lube with a light grease. We recommend a marine boat grease, available at your local auto parts store, or even petroleum jelly will do fine. Then screw your Forcing Cone back on and youll be ready to tie!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NEVER ADJUST THE FORCING CONE WHILE THE JAWS ARE CLOSED. THIS MAY CAUSE YOUR JAWS TO LOCK CLOSED & WILL CAUSE UNNECESSARY WEAR ON YOUR FORCING CONE & CAM HANDLE.