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.
great delivery was very timely.
Very well made and very useful.
Excellent, I scuffed them up with a little 80 grit like the comments suggested and they work a treat.
I've had my eye on these for quite a while so when I had the chance to purchase them I jumped. They haven't disappointed! They are so simple to use and yet so strong in their clamping pressure. I've added a slight horizontal scuffing to grip better in the bench dog holes and I've added leather pads to where they touch the work piece but that's all standard stuff. They really are a great piece of kit and I can't recommend getting a pair highly enough. I also want to recommend shopping with HNT Gordon too, purchasing was all straight forward as you'd expect and they estimated a delivery date and it was shipped and arrived well before that date. So good! Now to start saving for that spokeshave...
Easy and quick to use and will hold any work solidly to your workbench. Quicker than a clamp and with a long shaft for thicker pieces and will fit a 3/4 hole in your bench. A must have for any serious woodworker and any serious workbench.