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Forum topic by Brett posted 06-12-2012 06:53 PM 1469 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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06-12-2012 06:53 PM

Has anyone used the Gramercy Tools holdfasts? With a reach of only 6.5”, I wonder if they might be too small.

http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/indextool.mvc?prodid=MS-HOLDFAST.XX

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 07:12 PM

Brett,

I bought a pair of these holdfasts a few months ago. I have them hanging off one of the legs on my bench and am amazed at how much I have been using them. Like any tool, they can’t do everything. But in many situations, they are just the ticket to a quick and easy solution.

-- β€œAnd it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 07:15 PM

thats what I’m using – they are fantastic! I can’t praise them enough.

too small? never found them to be close to being too small… what exactly are you trying to hold that these would be too small?

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 07:23 PM

I have a set of these as well. I love them and they work nicely in a thick bench. I guess if you’re holding things 4” and thicker it might be a problem, but overall they’re a great buy.

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 07:27 PM

I’ll third that; I’ve had a pair for a few months also, and I use them all the time. I also have a pair of the LV ones that are a bit deeper, and more expensive (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31149&cat=1,41637) but I reach for the Grammercy’s more often.

I have had a few occasions that the grammercy’s didn’t have the reach (working on a larger panel) but they cover most work easily.

oops – guess I’m fourth :-)

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 08:13 PM

PurpLev, I’m not holding anything yet, I’m still building my Roubo. :)

I thought I’d seen somewhere that holdfasts typically having greater reach (9” or so) and I thought the Gramercy ones seemed a little small. Guess not.

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