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1516 days ago

Should I go with round or square holes in my workbench top? ....Why?

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#1 posted 1516 days ago

Decide the kind of bench dogs you want then go with them.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1516 days ago

My vote is for round. Much more versatile. There are all kinds of dogs, holdfasts, and other clamp-like-thingies that will make use of them.

-- To do is to be

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#3 posted 1516 days ago

Here’s another vote for round. Round dogs give you options you may not have with square like the ability to clamp odd-shaped pieces securely between dogs.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 1516 days ago


square dogs can only hold workpieces one way… round can rotate 360…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 1516 days ago

I was leaning toward round…seems like I could use a plunge router and place them when top is pretty much complete. just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something significant about “square”
Thanks for input.

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#6 posted 1516 days ago

Round. More stuff works with that arrangement…

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#7 posted 1516 days ago

Round – Doing a quality job of making square holes is a lot of work.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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