Geriatric Skagit Swinger
I'm in the camp of one is not enough. I have an old Regal pedestal that I clamp to my desk and a Renzetti Traveler rotary for travel.
I see absolutely zero reason to not buy a true rotary vise. Even if you don't use it to wrap materials, being able to see all sides of a fly, invert for clousers and other such flies where you tie on the underside of the hook, and definitely when working with UV resin, the rotary function is huge. You can lock a rotary vise in place if you don't need the rotary function. You can't make a non rotary vise spin if you want it.
Kinda jumping in here, but when you say lock, do you mean totally lock or tighten down so that you can still rotate with some resistance?
My ideal vise would have the ability to spin, plus the ability to add varying degrees of resistance. (like a good disc drag).
Found it. I like the idea of you paying it forward. I'm in Longview, but I'm pretty sure we will be making our way to West Seattle in the next couple of weeks, let me know what works for you.