Woodworking holdfasts,Two Handmade holdfasts, woodworking tools, Handmade tools, woodworking clamps, Hand forged tools, classic woodworking

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Handforged holdfasts. These are made from 5/8" round rod. They will fit into a 3/4" or 11/16" hole in your work bench. The normal height that I make are 14 inches, but I can make them to any length you might need, feel free to contact me for a custom length.

They have been left rough on the surface for maximum grip in the bench. Most commercially produced holdfasts these days are made from cast metal/iron. They tend to be very brittle and subject to cracking or breaking. I have made these from steel so that they flex just enough to keep from cracking. They can be struck with a hammer without fear of causing damage to the tool.

Reach on these is about 6".

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • United Kingdom : 4 - 21 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.


Item came quickly. They work like the ones I used to use in the museum for wood working. I like being able to easily use them with my mallet as I produce my own work. I will recommend them to other wood workers. Really great that they include 2! I included a photo of the holdfast in use. It works well with my 4" thick top workbench. Makes my work that much easier and the quality of my product better, so thank you!



just as described, strong sturdy and good holding force if used correctly


Absolutely love my hand-forged holdfasts. The steel is more handleable than a traditional cast iron, and the rough natural texture is great - grips extremely well. Thanks for a great product!


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