Orvis Ratings and Reviews

Gallows Parachute Tool

No more struggling to wind parachute hackle around the base of a wing—the Gallows Parachute Tool makes it easy. The tool clamps to a standard 3/8" vise stem.
Average Customer Rating:
3.857 out of 5
3.9
 out of 
5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
5 stars
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6 of 7(86%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Gallows Parachute Tool
Review 1 for Gallows Parachute Tool
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
usefull tool,
December 9, 2013
By: Wyomingtroutbum
from wyoming mountains
"This really helps with the small flat that are really delicate and tough to handle, mainly the tiny size 20 flys."
Review 2 for Gallows Parachute Tool
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
good tool that can be further improved,
March 19, 2012
By: ozekia
from Brooklyn, NY
"It is certainly a very good addition to the vise - I found myself using it to hang various things while tying, so I am happy with this. But for rotary vise, it may prevent it from rotating it freely. I ended up bending & twisting permanently to fit to my vise. Also vertical adjustment, if it can be done while keeping it securely attached to the vise, would be ideal. Again this could help avoid rotation problem."
Review 3 for Gallows Parachute Tool
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gallows Tool,
July 31, 2011
By: FireFly2
"After years of tying parachute wings by hand, finally decided to buy a Gallows Parachute Tool. This tool really takes the effort out of tying parachute wings. Takes a little bit of getting used to having it close to the 360' rotation handle, but soon got over that. Good tool."
Review 4 for Gallows Parachute Tool
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Have a wire coathanger and a spring?,
April 1, 2010
By: Boinky
from Tidewater, Virginia
Good Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Appearance: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
"No rocket science here. Just a piece of bent wire with a vise clamp and a spring hanging on it. Many sizes & styles of hackle pliers fit the spring hook. This is a plus because whichever type you own will need to go on the spring. The arm's length is not universal to any vise. If you use a Renzetti or Regal you're fine. Some of the shorter shanked basic vises like a Thompson, Sunrise, or Tack-L-Tyers are not compatible. Before getting out the pliers and bending the gallows arm, make certain the vise is the more expensive piece of gear. It does the job"
Review 5 for Gallows Parachute Tool
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product but......,
August 11, 2009
By: pmaya
Good Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Disappointed that the product did not come with the hackle pliers that are shown in the picture. Called Orvis and told them to either (a) remove the pliers from photo; or (b) add the pliers and charge a few bucks more. Great product works well, but be prepared to buy a $ 4 pair of hackle pliers unless they change things."
Ratings-Only Reviews for Gallows Parachute Tool
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
2.5 / 5
2.5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 2