1) Submitted by
Dave, from Fairfax, VA
Received these a couple of weeks ago and have used them several times. Great product for a great price. I love the low profile. I was concerned about the shearing issue that was related to us by one reviewer so I bought a second set as a spare. So far I have not had the shearing problem. In fact I am happy to report that I have deliberately tried to shear them without success! I am a REAL beginner less than a year so my bench top is 3/4" MDF with a 3/16" hard board overlay. I drilled my dog holes with a 3/4" forstner bit. The fit is about as perfect as you can get. Another reviewer said he used a spade bit for his holes. I tried that on a practice piece of MDF and found the fit to be a little loose.
2) Submitted by
Robert, from Plant City, FL
Bought these dogs about a year ago when I built my assembly table/workbench. I drilled a series of 3/4" holes using a spade bit and these fit perfectly. Like the fact they are low profile and out of the way when planing or sanding. I read one review that they worried about putting much pressure for fear of shearing them off but I have never had that as an issue. As long as they are flat to surface of the workbench you can put as much pressure as necessary to hold the project securely and they will work fine. For me these work as well as the metal dogs for a fraction of the cost.
3) Submitted by
Joe Frank, from Fayetteville, TN
Just received these this week. Bought them for my new workbench and have already used them a number of times. Makes so many jobs easier, including glue-ups! They have worked great. "Thanks" Rockler.
4) Submitted by
Rusty Roese, from Kenilworth, NJ
I found them a little loose in a 3/4 inch hole.
I added a layer of duct tape.
5) Submitted by
Robert Brown, from Sequim, WA
Recently, I made a workbench with 3/4 in holes for dogs. I expected to use some similar dogs from a workmate, but they need a slightly larger hole. These are similar but fit in the 3/4 in holes, including some shallow ones in my Veritas vise face. Work just great for holding most wood.
6) Submitted by
Harry Spaulding, from Roseland, FL
No problem. Works and good as most metal dogs. Very pleased.
7) Submitted by
Marvin, from Pasadena, TX
My bench looks like it has been attacked by woodpeckers. Holes everywhere, but just where I need them. It makes every job a lot easer and safer.