Simple workbench holdfast, 3/4" or 1" hole. Hand forged by Black Bear Forge
Hand forged woodworking holdfast with a very basic forged end as opposed to my other leaf style holdfasts. Sized for perfect function in either a 3/4" hole or a 1". These work best in a bench from 3" - 4" thick but have been used in many benches both thicker and thinner. If your bench is over 4" thick please let me know and I will chose just the right holdfast. these are often used in pairs.
11/16" diameter for the 3/4" version
15/16" diameter for the 1" version
average reach 6"
average length of shaft from top of bench 9"
(provides 5" of clamping in a 4" bench top)
These are unfinished for the best hold. The use of oil, wax or other friction reducing finishes will reduce their holding power.
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301 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I am so happy with the custom holdfast from Black Bear Forge. I use the Sjobergs Elite 2000 workbench WITH cabinet underneath. Because of the cabinet, (and also because the workbench uses 1" diameter dog holes which seems less common these days), I needed a pretty custom length holdfast. I gave John the necessary dimensions and the holdfast works WONDERFULLY. I'm so excited to have it and I already ordered a second one.
super high quality, works so much better than other holdfasts I've tried on my southern yellow pine English joiners bench. thanks for the handmade item!
I love these holdfasts!!! They shipped on time and I mentioned that my bench is 5" thick so John made them to work on a top that thick. They work perfectly. Thanks A Lot. Ron.
Long time viewer of the Black Bear Forge channel and needed a fold fast for my new workbench. This is probably the easiest hold fast to use! I have a 4 in thick top and just a easy tap on top and it holds really well! Very happy with it.
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