Gramercy Hold fasts
Note: Out Of Stock as of the 15/01/2020. Feel free to place your order and your hold fast/s will be shipped as soon as new stock is received. Waiting time is estimated at 2-3 weeks.
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.
Gramercy holdfasts - just brilliant
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.
These holdfasts are a fantastic bit of kit and considerably simplify work holding. They are perfect for the portable mini bench I have just constructed.
great wood tools
very well made and works well
Gramercy Hold fasts
They work perfectly with only a light tap to secure or release the clamp pressure. I did glue a patch of leather onto the flattened tip to save the surface of my timber.
This is the second pair of Gramercy holdfasts that have purchased - I've bought a pair for my son to use with his newly built workbench. They are excellent - but should come with the advice to 'roughen' the shafts with coarse abrasive paper, to make them grip, and never put oil or silicone on them.