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Wood Working Bench Front Vice (Vise) - Non racking

$845.00 AUD
Dog Hole Options

World class innovation in the HNT Gordon Front Vice design engages, non-racking mechanical function to solve the negative effects of racking.  Grip wood stock in the far edge of this beautiful vice and it will be held square and tight with very little pressure from a silky-smooth crank handle offering zero backlash. The vice’s finely milled aluminium shaft glides with a running-fit between hard-wearing nylon bushings requiring no service and protecting the vice’s moving parts from dust particles insuring an effortless lifetime of wear and tear. 

The concept was so new, combining a range of engineering products designed for different applications, that the HNT team tested the prototypes for five years in the HNT factory in full workshop conditions before releasing them to the market. It was found that the vice is highly efficient - even more so than quick traverse and release vices in most work holding situations. This is due to the absence of racking (racking leads to constant readjustments) and the effortless handle to clamp and unclamp the job without the need for over-tightening.

Another huge benefit of this vice is that it arrives to you complete and ready for installation. Installation on all benches is simple with little to no modification of your bench, with four bolts holding it in place. For more information you can download our installation guide here.

CNC machined to the finest tolerances from brass and aluminium, hand assembled and tested in-house, the HNT Gordon Non-Racking Front Vice is an elegant addition to the workshop ensuring years of pleasure for the hobbyist and professional alike. 


The jaw is 160mm x 230mm, with an opening capacity of 150mm. It weighs 8kg and has a 6 TPI ACME thread for fast, smooth action. If you are after a larger vice jaw, you can view our wide jaw front vice here.
Note: The vice does not come with dog holes drilled in the top of the vice as seen in some of the photos/videos. You can select this option before checking out - We will drill two dog holes 40mm from each end, which makes them 150mm apart. We find this to be a good set-up, but if you want different spacing, please email us to order as we will need to customise this for you at an extra cost. If you decide to add dog holes once you receive your vice, we recommend not to do them larger than 1/2" as it may compromise the jaw, and you will lose your warranty. 

Accessories available for purchase:

Front jaw Cork Liners are available for better work holding when dealing with timber that is not quite parallel. These are available here.

Tilting vice jaws are available for holding odd-shaped stock like chair legs and musical instrument parts.  The tilting jaw fits into a ½” hole bored into the work-bench. You can find information on these here.

The bench dogs to fit the holes on this vice can be ordered here.

How to Mount your HNT Gordon bench vice:

A unique design feature of our woodworking bench vice is the hidden thread in a self-cleaning shaft. This self-cleaning system means that no dust or shavings can enter the thread or bearing surfaces, meaning no wear can take place over a long period of time. The video below shows this in action:


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sam s.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent Vice

After 5 years of hard use this vice still looks great and doesn’t rack one bit.


HNT Gordon & Co.

Thanks for the kind review Sam! We agree, these vices look fabulous from day one. Terry has a Pattern Maker's Vice on his workbench that has racked up more than 6000 "non-racking" hours and it's still going strong! Happy Woodworking!

Thomas S.
I recommend this product

Built like a German tank

I love this vice. Easy to fit. Works perfectly. The only downside is that this vice is so freaking good it put my old bench to shame. Now I'm in the process of building a new hard wood bench

Jeremy H.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Nice bit of kit!

This Vice not only looks great but it works a treat. Add the cork & rubber liner & you need very little clamping force to hold softer timbers. No need for packing to limit racking like my sloppy old vice.. Not cheap but no regrets.

Steve T.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Easy to fit

It was east to fit following the video instructions. So far it's living up to very high expectations.

Anthony P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Bench vice

We use HNT bench vices in our school, eight of them (for the past 4 years), and newly my personal vice, they are intuitive, require no gimmicks to use, and are nigh on indestructible. What’s not to like.