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.
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.
I drilled a 3/4” hole in my bench top and pulled out my new HNT Gordon Jack plane and began to make shavings from a piece of Blackwood. I gave the holdfast a quick sand on the shaft, dropped it into the hole and clamped the timber down. Sure enough, the timber stayed firm and the shavings became cleaner. Dressing timber is more of a pleasure with this tool. My next step is to glue a piece of cork on the underside of the holdfast to prevent bruising the timber.
Overall the product is great, though with some file work to ensure friction in the dog holes, the product is exactly what I needed. Thanks Guys
Great item for the bench. Wish I had know about them years ago.
I was impressed with how well these work, I would recommend them.