Tool Test: Holdfasts that Really Work

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 85

From the December 2005 issue #152
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Holdfasts are something of an obsession of mine. They’re an almost-vanished tool that does an amazing job of quickly securing your work with just a mallet tap. Sadly, the only ones that really work these days are those made by blacksmiths. All the manufactured ones we’ve tested are poor substitutes.

Until now. The masterminds at Tools for Working Wood have patented a process for making a holdfast that works extraordinarily well for an equally extraordinary price: about $30 for a pair.

From the December 2005 issue #152
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