Thanks for the reply! Fair enough, I think I got a decent microscope, I kinda knew what tools to spend on which is why I went with the GRS ball. I suppose Ill return it and get the bigger one though. Thanks again!Another knifemaker here. I'm fairly new myself, but experienced enough to say that the micro vise will be too small for what you're wanting to do. If you have a microscope or will be getting one eventually, I'd go with the low profile vise. Otherwise, the standard or magna will be fine. It's mass you need, and mass you're paying for.