Same, I could 100% do without the dovetailed side, if it meant more range. Would also be nice to have a smaller center jaw block to add more range.It is my one of two dislike's, but I am used to it now. I know my stock size and if I need to move it.
My other dislike is with the integrated Serra Jaws you are limited to stock size you can clamp onto, my original carriers were aluminum and now I have all cast iron and the positioning design changed and now I can't use them for stock under 2", which is actually incredibly annoying.
I've thought about ordering some Dura-Bar and making my own master jaws to make up for the inconvenience but haven't got around to it. I'd eliminate the dovetail jaw option as well. I've used them a handful of times but could do without.
I have mine in an HMC, and while they're nice when they fit the situation, I've found I have had to make way too many concessions and modifications than I thought I should, considering the price tag. Ease of use was the purpose of buying them, and I've had to drill holes in the sliding jaws to be able to access the brake, it's a pain in the @$$ to lock the lower(rear) jaw because the set screw is too close to the tombstone base. Maybe I'm just dumb, but I feel like I spend way too much time getting to the clamping result I originally planned. Or, I end up changing direction and making concessions.
Support from Orange has been OK, but usually the solutions are "We get around that problem by doing this workaround."
I just expected a little more of a refined product, for the $$