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Bench Dogs, Panel Clamp, Surface Vise, Bench Anchor, Planing Stop

3/4 Inch System: Bench Dogs, Panel Clamps, Surface Vise, Bench Anchor, Planing Stop

Indispensable helpers in every woodshop.

VERITAS Round Bench Dogs made of solid brass. They fit into a 3/4 inch (19 mm) hole drilled in any surface. These brass dogs are non-corroding and kind to your tools.
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VERITAS Round Bench Pups (short version)
Total length 60 mm
Come as pair
Code 307964CartPrice € 19.90

VERITAS Round Bench Dogs (long version)
Total length 110 mm
Come as pair
Code 307965CartPrice € 23.90
Muzzles for Bench Pups and Bench Dogs For clamping a finished piece without marking it, these slip-resistant muzzles slide over the bench pups to give you a non-marring surface. They have a hard, spring-grip, plastic body with six face ribs.
Note: bench dogs NOT included!

Muzzles for Bench Pups (short)
Come as pair
Code 307874CartPrice € 2.95

Muzzles for Bench Dogs (long)
Come as pair
Code 307875CartPrice € 3.45
Low Profile Plastic Bench Dogs These plastic bench dogs fit into a 19 mm (3/4 inch) hole drilled in any surface. With a profile height of only 13 mm these bench dogs are suitable for flat and delicate workpieces. If you already ruined a plane blade at a bench dog, you will appreciate these plastic parts for any work close to the dogs. Also suitable as replacement bench dogs for children's workbenches.
Clamping surface 13 x 37 mm (1/2 x 1-7/16 inch)
Shaft diameter 19 mm (3/4 inch)
Shaft length 38 mm (1-1/2 inch)
Come as set of 4
Code 300016CartPrice € 4.90
Dog Hole Bushing for 3/4 inch Holes

These 3/4 inch hardened steel bushings help you make an accurate dog-hole drilling guide using any 38 mm (1-1/2 inch) thick board.

Knurling on the bushing provides a mechanical lock when installed in a 25 mm hole, and a projecting rim ensures that it rests perpendicular to the jig's surface.

If you don't already have a bit in the required size, we offer a 25 mm forstner bit that is 90 mm long overall.

For drilling the dog holes, we offer 3/4 inch (19 mm) drill bits that are 190 mm long overall, enough to go through the jig and a thick bench top. The lipped brad-point style scores the perimeter of the hole for clean entry and smooth sidewalls. Made by VERITAS.

Code 325392CartPrice € 8.50
VERITAS Low Profile Bench Dog (Bench Blade)

This is essentially a low-profile bench dog with a quick-release sliding jaw for holding work. Dubbed a "blade" due to its flat design, it projects just 1/4" (6.3 mm) above a work surface to permit maximum access to a workpiece. Used much like a toggle clamp, it has a thumb-operated eccentric cam lever to control the sliding jaw, so you can quickly secure or release work.

With 1/4" (6.3 mm) range of travel, the jaw has limited throw, but applies up to 300 lb of clamping force. Flats on the cam provide secure stops at 1/8" (3.2 mm) and 1/4" (6.3 mm) of travel. The cam and jaw are cast steel, heat-treated for surface hardness, and the post and wedge-lock mechanism are turned steel.

The standard post version is for use in a 3/4" (19 mm) diameter through-hole - or blind holes that are at least 1-7/8" 48 mm) deep. The wedge-lock version is usable at any angle from horizontal to vertical, and anchors firmly in any 3/4" (19 mm) diameter through-hole in material as thin as 5/8" (16 mm) (depending on the strength of the material), or in blind holes that are a minimum of 1-7/16" (36 mm) deep.

Clamping surface 38 x 6.3 mm (1-1/2 x 1/4 inch)
Shaft diameter 19 mm (3/4 inch)
Shaft length Standard Version 47 mm (1-7/8 inch)
Shaft length Wedge-Lock Version 36 mm (1-7/16 inch)

Low Profile Bench Dog (Bench Blade), Standard Post
Price for one piece!
Code 308616CartPrice € 18.90

Low Profile Bench Dog (Bench Blade), Wedge-Lock Post
Price for one piece!
Code 308617CartPrice € 23.90
VERITAS Wonder Pup and Wonder Dog This clamping bench dog does everything, clamping any angle, any shape and you can use it as tail vise. It can be used anywhere you can drill a 3/4 inch (19 mm) hole. The dog ist drilled and tapped at a 3° angle to ensure that work is held tight to the bench. Click here to see more features!

VERITAS Wonder Pup
Shaft length 70 mm
Code 307967CartPrice € 28.50

VERITAS Wonder Dog
as above but shaft length 165 mm
Code 307968CartPrice € 31.90
VERITAS Quick Release Wonder Dog

This version of the VERITAS Wonder Dog has a fast-acting cam mechanism to speed adjustments. You just slide the head against the workpiece, then throw the lever to apply clamping force. Curved and irregular shapes can also be clamped; two screw holes in the brass dog head let you attach a custom face of any shape, giving good control without marring work.

The brass dog head has a size of 16 x 16 x 51 mm. The 19 mm diameter, 38 mm long post lets you use it wherever you can drill a suitably sized hole, and is canted to keep the clamp head against the bench top under clamping force. The dog has just over 185 mm of travel. Total length of rod including dog head is 265 mm. The rod, post and cam lever are made of steel.

Made in Canada

Code 325173CartPrice € 59.90

VERITAS Quick Release Wonder Dog
VERITAS Panel Clamp With this equipment you make double bar clamps of any length using Panel Clamps and shop made wooden bars. More ...
Jaws 50 x 15 mm
Length of thread 100 mm
Shaft length 40 mm
for 19 mm (3/4 inch) holes
Code 307970CartPrice € 42.90
VERITAS Prairie Dog

This is a clever bench dog. Whenever you need a stop, simply press the top and the dog pops up and locks in its raised position - about 8 mm (5/16 inch) projection - ready for use. When you're done, just press down on the top again to recess the stop into the hole, where it conveniently remains at the ready.

When used in a through hole, the dog sits on a steel plate that is screwed to the underside of the work top; a strong rare-earth magnet at the base of the dog holds it firmly against the plate. To free up the hole for other duty, the plate is easily pivoted out of the way, and the dog removed. A countersunk washer is supplied for blind-hole use.

The body of the dog is turned from solid brass rod, so it is non-corroding and kind to your tools. The 2° inward slope of the face holds wood securely. The spring mechanism is height adjustable to accommodate hole depths of between 51 mm (2 inch) and 63 mm (2-1/2 inch) with a diameter of 19 mm (3/4 inch) (for deeper holes, a dowel spacer can be used).

If your table top is only 50 mm you can use this prairie dog by adding a washer to the stop plate.

Note: each prairie dog includes a stop plate!

Additional stop plates are available in a package of four to allow you to set up additional bench locations. Come as pair!


Code 308976CartPrice € 24.90
Stop Plates for Prairie Dog
Note: each prairie dog includes a stop plate already!
These additional stop plates are available in a package of four to allow you to set up additional bench locations.
Code 308977CartPrice € 3.90
VERITAS Surface Vise

This clamp combines the holding functions of a quick-release tail vise with the portability of a bench dog. It can be positioned at any angle — vertical through horizontal — and, since work is held between the jaw and any fixed work stop, clamping capacity is limited only by the size of the mounting surface.

The double posts mount in 3/4 inch (19 mm) holes. The forward post has a clearance hole to guide the clamping rod, and a wedging mechanism that anchors it firmly in through-holes in material as thin as 1 inch (25 mm) (depending on the strength of the material) or in blind holes at least 1-5/16 inch (33 mm) deep. The rear post seats in blind holes at least 2 inch (51 mm) deep and has a quick-release mechanism for adjusting the projection of the rod.

More information

Code 307749CartPrice € 79.90
VERITAS Bench Stud

Designed primarily for concealed use, this versatile hold-down can be used anywhere you can drill a 3/4 inch (19 mm) diameter hole. Its post has a wedging mechanism controlled by a swivel handle to anchor it firmly (in any orientation) in throughholes in material as thin as 5/8 inch (16 mm) (depending on the strength of the material) or in blind holes (for concealed applications) a minimum of 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) deep. With a 5 inch (127 mm) long threaded post, and a large diameter wing nut for tightening, it can be used on work surfaces up to 4-1/8 inch (105 mm) thick through a 1/2 inch (13 mm) diameter or larger dog hole.

All-steel construction, it is ideal for holding fences, making work stops and workshmop aids, securing carvings (picture left), etc. Enlargement and examples how to use

Code 308615CartPrice € 33.50
VERITAS Bench Anchor

This bench anchor secures in any 3/4 inch (19 mm) diameter hole. It is self-anchoring and removable. Usable horizontally, vertically or at any angle in between, it accepts 1/2-13 threaded bolts, and will wedge in through-holes in material as thin as 5/8 inch (16 mm) (depending on the strength of the material) or in blind holes 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) deep. The anchor has a wedging mechanism controlled by an integral hex-head screw drive and an external rubber O-ring that uses friction to hold it in place during installation.

With 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) of internal thread travel, the anchor is designed to secure materials of known thickness using a fixed length fastener (for example, fastening 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick material with a 1 inch (25 mm) long machine screw). Ideal for fastening thin material, it is useful for fixing jigs, guides, etc. Best used with non-hex head drive fasteners, as the force applied with a wrench may overpower the anchor, loosening or dislodging it. All-steel construction.

Note: threads are not metric! Use fasteners below or any 1/2-13 UNC threaded bolts!

Enlargement and examples how to use

Code 308600CartPrice € 12.95
1/2-13 Threaded Fasteners for use with bench anchor

These threads are not metric! Though any 1/2-13 UNC threaded rod or bolt may be used with this bench anchor, we offer a small selection of flat-head and round-head fasteners here for convenience. The 1-1/16 inch dia. washer, for use with round-head fasteners, increases the surface contact area of the head, distributing clamping pressure while reducing the potential for fiber crushing. All are zinc-plated steel.

Type Length CodePrice
Round head 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Code 308841CartPrice € 0.80
Round head 1-1/4 inch (32 mm)
Code 308842CartPrice € 0.85
Round head 1-1/2 inch (38 mm)
Code 308843CartPrice € 0.90
Round head 2 inch (51 mm)
Code 308844CartPrice € 1.20
Washer 1-1/16 inch (27 mm)
Code 308845CartPrice € 0.45
Flat head 1 inch (25.4 mm)
Code 308846CartPrice € 0.80
Flat head 1-1/4 inch (32 mm)
Code 308847CartPrice € 0.85
Flat head 1-1/2 inch (38 mm)
Code 308848CartPrice € 0.90
Flat head 2 inch (51 mm)
Code 308849CartPrice € 1.20
Veritas Planing Stop

This work stop acts much like a bench dog, but with a lower profile and a much wider bearing surface. Particularly useful with thin or narrow workpieces, the 1-1/4" x 9-3/4" (32 x 248 mm) wide anodized aluminum rail projects just 0.22" (5.6 mm) above the benchtop, allowing materials as thin as 1/4" (6.3 mm) to be worked or planed without obstruction. It also provides a reliable registration surface for materials too narrow to span two adjacent bench dogs. The two steel posts, sized to fit 3/4" (19 mm) dog holes, slide along a T-track on the underside of the rail and can be spaced up to 9" (228 mm) apart (center to center).

For tasks that involve the application of horizontal force in one direction, such as planing, a single stop can be used with no additional clamping. Stops can also be placed perpendicular to one another to capture two edges of the workpiece to prevent rotation, useful when working with a larger workpiece or for cross-grain planing. A simple way to secure work without the constraints of typical clamping methods.

Plane not included!

Currently not in stock!
Code 308907Cart Price € 19.90
Veritas Long Planing Stop As above but 445 mm long (17-1/2 inch)
Code 308908CartPrice € 25.90
SJOEBERGS Bench Dog Set (4 Pieces) Shank 3/4 inch

These bench dogs made of plastic fit the Sjöbergs children’s workbench JUNIOR and the workbench DUO and any workbench table top with 19 mm or 3/4 inch wide holes. The shaft is slightly undersized (18.5 mm) to avoid jamming in the hole. A ball locking device holds the bench dog in place.

Jaw face 35 x 14 mm
Total length 110 mm

Code 303105CartPrice € 43.90
Bormax Forstner bit 3/4 inch
Bormax Forstner Bit 3/4 inch

Do not omitt to get the right bits for the Veritas bench dogs. This Forstner bit comes from Famag in Remscheid/Germany and is good for many holes. If you already own a 19 mm drill bit, it will do as well. More Forstner Bits

Diameter 3/4 inch = 19.05 mm
Cutting length 57 mm
Total length 90 mm
Diameter of shaft 8 mm

Code 304655CartPrice € 24.50
Extension The cutting length of the Forstner bit above can be extended up to 150 mm.
Code 304541CartPrice € 22.30
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