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.
I was impressed with how well these work, I would recommend them.
Having crafted a wood working bench from USA plans, the final piece of the plan called for hold fasts. Had trouble sourcing this locally, but the online order was an easy process and arrived quickly before Christmas. Husband is now ready for any project
HNT is a pleasure to order from - fast, reliable and you know there is a nice bloke at the end of the phone if you need it.
The product is very solid and works perfectly every time.
I can only leave feedback on the purchasing experience as the holdfasts can’t be used until my bench is finished. The purcasing was very easy and the holdfasts arrived, well-packed, amazingly fast - it took only a couple of days. Great service indeed. The holdfasts are well finished and sturdy so I have every faith that they will be much better than my previous hold-downs.