SOLD Here’s another tool that I forgot I owned. I purchased this “new old stock” holdfast years ago with the intent of installing it on a bench. And then I stashed it at the bottom of my tool chest.
This is the M146 holdfast, a traditional English form. You install the holdfast in your bench by installing a metal collar in your bench. The holdfast adjusts coarsely up and down thanks to teeth on the post. Then, to secure the work, you turn a screw on the top.
I’ve used these holdfasts before and they work well. The only downside is that they work only when installed in the metal collar.
This one is perfect and in the box. The instructions are included as are all the parts and screws you need to install it in your bench. It’s a nice accessory for an English bench. Made in Sheffield, England.
Price: $50 plus domestic shipping.
Terms of Sale Every day I can sell a tool I’ll list what I know about the tool, its history, plus photos of it. While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz