Simple workbench holdfast, 3/4" or 1" hole. Hand forged by Black Bear Forge

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  • Materials: steel

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.

Due to high demand there may be a week or so waiting time to get these shipped. Thank you for your patience

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John Switzer

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301 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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Michael Jun 20, 2020

5 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.

eric mayhaus May 26, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

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!

Ron Hager Jun 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

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.

Bill Wang Aug 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

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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