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Crucible Holdfast, 433252
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Crucible Holdfast
Highland Item # 433252

Original Price : $156.00
Clearance Price : $144.00
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Crucible Holdfast

The Crucible Tools Holdfast is made from ductile iron and based on an early French design. Forged in a Cincinnati family foundry thats been in business since 1854, this holdfast works consistently in benches from 2" to 8" thick for three reasons: a tight fit between the shaft and hole, a rough surface finish, and the fact that its shaft isn't tapered. These qualities also allow it to clamp objects as high as 8" off the benchtop. The Ductile iron is virtually unbreakable and has enough spring in it to clamp tightly and release crisply.

The holdfast is shipped in its rough-cast state with no surface protection against rust or tarnish. Rust adds to the grip of the holdfast and has shown zero disadvantages. It is recommended for you to allow your holdfast to tarnish and age. Never oil it, and never let oil get into the holdfast holes on your bench. Because each holdfast is individually made, ground by hand, and textured to improve its grip, there is significant variation from tool to tool. Some variants include small casting voids and other artifacts of the casting process. These are not defects.

  • The Crucible holdfast weighs 5 pounds
  • The shaft is 17" long and the beak extends 6-5/8" from the shaft.
  • It is designed to work in a 1-diameter holdfast hole
  • Each holdfast includes instructions on how to precisely fit your holdfast to your workbench.

Before ordering, we recommend you read/download the Instruction Sheet to make sure this holdfast is ideal for you and your workbench.

Made in USA


Why Crucible Holdfasts are Different

We do not sell Crucible tools to resellers.
We reserve the right to cancel any order we believe to be from a reseller.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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