Record Bench Holdfast

Bench Holdfast

Record Tools (905) 428-1077

Circle #604

Mounts In *A-\n. hole In benchtop with 2^Wn. stepped counterbore for cast-Iron sleeve.

Ust Price: $44.70 Additional Collars: $9.95

Record Tools (905) 428-1077

Circle #604

Mounts In *A-\n. hole In benchtop with 2^Wn. stepped counterbore for cast-Iron sleeve.

Ust Price: $44.70 Additional Collars: $9.95

Record has updated the traditional hold-down design by adding an adjustable lever arm and a pivoting jaw. The result is a hold-down with more clamping finesse than a traditional hold-down, but less raw clamping pressure.

If you want to move this hold-down (Model Ml45) around your bench, you'll have to drill several Z'^-in.-dia. stepped holes and install more than one cast-iron collar—something woodworkers who own fine benches may be reluctant to do.

The hold-down comes with a swivcling jaw that has a rough, waffle-like pad. The jaw tended to swivel and release when I carved an odd-shaped piece, and the pad grips well but mars the workpiece. Record also makes a larger version of this hold-down (Model Ml46), which has a 6V*-in. reach and a maximum height of 8lA in. It sells for $58.30.

Bottom Line

The Record hold-down is easy to adjust and a good choice for small and large workpieces, provided they're flat or square. It resists shock as well as lateral pressure, but it gives way under heavy rotational pressure. Woodworkers who treasure their benches may have a hard time boring the large stepped hole required to mount this hold-down.

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  • Kiara
    How much to have a holdfast collar in cast iron?
    9 years ago

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