By Joshua Farnsworth

In this video I talk all about metal holdfasts for woodworking on your workbench. A holdfast is a historical metal workbench fixture that wedges into a workbench top, holding your workpiece down firmly as you cut joints. In my woodworking school, I own 10 workbenches, and about 30 holdfasts, so I’ve got a lot of experience with using and troubleshooting different holdfasts with different styles of workbenches.

Gramercy Hold Fast Holding Down A Board On A Woodworking Workbench

You can read about which holdfasts to buy in my Workbench Guide, here:

And below you can find links to all my tool buyer’s guides:

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