Simon James SJJR Holdfasts

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Simon James Holdfasts for 25mm /1in holes (Each)


Modern holdfasts tend to be made to fit standard 3/4" dog holes and they function beautifully. However, the original 18th Century French holdfasts were HUGE! 

Simon was commissioned to make a small batch of holdfasts in 24mm, so we tagged a few on to help make the production run viable, whether or not they will be produced again remains to be seen. 

As with the standard size, they have been very cleverly designed with careful attention paid to finding the optimal combination of angles, arm length and temper to work in any solid benchtop, apron or leg from 1.5" to 4" thick.

They function superbly, set with a mallet blow to the top and released with a blow to the back.

Simon checks and tests each holdfast, prior to dispatch.

  • To fit 25mm (1") bench dog holes
  • Overall length: 22 inches / 560mm
  • Capacity: 15 inches / 380mm
  • Hand engineered in the UK.

1" Auger bit sold separately - Click here 

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