Indispensable helpers in every woodshop.
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.
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 jaw face has a 5° inward cant to help hold wood securely. 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)
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
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.
Additional stop plates are available in a package of four to allow you to set up additional bench locations. Come as pair!
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.
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
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.
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.
|Round head||1 inch (25.4 mm)|
|Round head||1-1/4 inch (32 mm)|
|Round head||1-1/2 inch (38 mm)|
|Round head||2 inch (51 mm)|
|Washer||1-1/16 inch (27 mm)|
|Flat head||1 inch (25.4 mm)|
|Flat head||1-1/4 inch (32 mm)|
|Flat head||1-1/2 inch (38 mm)|
|Flat head||2 inch (51 mm)|
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!
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
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