Gramercy Tools holdfasts: too small?

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

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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#1 posted 801 days ago


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.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#2 posted 801 days ago

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 801 days ago

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.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 801 days ago

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 (,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 :-)

-- John

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#5 posted 801 days ago

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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