Bench Clamp for Dovetail and Benchmate Clamping System now with Magnet
What It Does: The Bench Clamp allows you to mount a standard jeweler’s dovetail plate anywhere you need it. It adjusts to tables from a thin 3/4" plywood card table at a show, all the way up to a 3.7" woodworker’s bench at a workshop. (Or the long side of a 2x4, if you have to.)
Now your good gear can go anywhere you need it, and hang on tight, just the way you like it.
Why You Need It: The Bench Clamp will open up your dovetail accessories (such as the bp1000 Knew Concepts Bench Pin or GRS Benchmate Products) to new spots in the studio, and let you take them with you to entirely new places, like shows and workshops-or the beach.
Do you work at home? No reason why you shouldn’t be able to use dovetail accessories, just because you can’t drill holes in your table. That’s what this clamp is for. Do you need to use your dovetail gear somewhere else in the studio every so often? That’s what this clamp is for. Feel like working out on the patio because it’s a beautiful day? That’s what this clamp is for.
When you’re on the road, trying to clamp something to a table at a show, ever notice that there is always some sort of table edge rail in the exact wrong spot? So did we.
In addition to being able to clamp tables from 3/4" to 3.7" thick (19–94mm) there are several different places that the clamp screw can go through, so that at least one of them should be in the clear. There is also a high strength magnet mounted on the top of the clamp to hold small metal items in place such as files, drills, burs, etc. Now these items won't roll away when you need them close.
There's even an inch/metric ruler imprinted on the top for quick measurements!
What It Is: The clamp itself is two pieces of aircraft grade aluminum, with a standard dovetail plate, and a clamping screw. The two pieces come apart, and can be screwed back together at various offsets to allow the clamping screw to reach whatever size table is required. The upper plate is Milspec class 3 hard anodized, so that it won’t contaminate your files with aluminum if you slip and file it.
It is not hard enough to use as an anvil, but it is as hard as aluminum gets, which is enough to resist accidental file cuts.