Gramercy Hold fasts
These holdfasts are made by Gramercy in the USA. They are made using a modern formed wire process. A bit like spring steel and I would say virtually unbreakable under normal conditions.
The holdfast is used in a 3/4" hole in your workbench top. A 1 3/4" thick or thicker top is required for them to function properly. If your top is thinner you simply add a packer under the bench where the hold is to go. They have a 6 1/2" reach and the maximum clamping hieght is 7 1/4" in a 2" thick benchtop.
Imported into Australia by Colen Clenton.
They work excellently in my sawyers bench with relatively narrow thickness. They hold so fast that a caul is necessary.
Haven’t used them yet, but they look and feel as advertised...
Good. It is easy to adapt your methods to suit it.
A pleasure to use. I bought two and they are very useful for holding all sorts of work pieces. Don't forget to give a light wipe of oil regularly to avoid rust - I picked up some surface rust very quickly because I forgot to do this initially.
So for my fifth workbench in my life I wanted a better system for securing materials to the top for planning and routing, Both by machine and by hand, and also chiselling out half laps. I spent hours on the Internet looking at boutique Festool and other systems which cost a shed load of money, and have a focus on portability for contractors who have to travel to the worksite. But slowly my research revealed that the system is used for hundreds of years would be worth a go.With several 3/4 inch holes board with a spade bit and the doves foot made from scrap timber, this whole fast I just stunning with simple and bring it to operate. They hold Timber of all shapes and sizes to the benchtop and legs with the tap of a mallet. Buy them, Leave the high and expensive whole systems to those that can afford or needed, if it’s a workshop you probably don’t. You’ll never regret it.