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Rockler Hold Down Clamp, 5-1/2''L x 1-1/8''W

Outfit your workbenches, jigs, or machine tables with the ultimate t-track accessory!
Item #
35283
Rating:
94% of 100
These Hold Down Clamps feature non-marring rubber tips that are ideal for working with soft woods, pre-finished panels, or anything that's already been prep sanded. The rubber clamp faces also help to grip the workpiece for better safety and accuracy. In addition, they have a wide aluminum body, allowing for maximum tension. Clamps include a 5-star knob and a 5/16" T-bolt designed to fit into T-tracks on drill presses, router tables and more. The Hold Down Clamp, 5-1/2"L x 3/4"W provides the same great features as the 5-1/2"L x 1-1/8"W version, but in a slimmer width and without the non-marring rubber tips.


Features:

  • 5-1/2" long x 1-1/8" wide
  • Crafted of solid anodized aluminum
  • Clamps material up to 2-1/2" thick
  • Rubber tips help grip and protect workpiece
  • 5/16" T-bolt is compatible with our Universal T-Track
(1) Hold Down Clamp, 5-1/2"L x 1-1/8"W
(2) Non-marring rubber tips
(1) Washer
(1) 5-Star Knob
(1) 3" x 5/16" T-bolt
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TAHD-4W
Weight 0.3000
4.7 / 5.0
311 Reviews
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Work great.
July 7, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works as adverised
Great hold downs, use daily
July 7, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works as adverised
Great hold downs, use daily
July 7, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
veyr useful
These, as well as their big brothers are now on the edge of work table and have become a much used addition. The small ones are useful for holding down diagrams, plans etc. The larger ones are perfectly adequate for securing a 1x or 2x to the worktable for sanding, drilling etc.
July 6, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Rockler Hold Down Clamp 5 1/2" x 1 1/8"
Didn't think I'd use this clamp much but I'm finding more and more uses for it......
June 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works very well and like all Rockler products, very high quality.
June 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Worked as expected.
Clamps did the job. I would recommend them.
June 20, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Clamp
What a great product, they hold the wood down very tight. I highly recommend this product
June 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product
June 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Hold down clamp
I purchased a couple of these for a Drill Press table I built. Exactly what I needed and work extremely well!! Thank you!
June 15, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
i needed 2
Steve K on Jul 4, 2020
Great idea for a table saw sled.
Bill S on Jul 2, 2020
i needed 2
Steve K on Jul 4, 2020
Had to try it
Pat on Jul 4, 2020
Great idea for a table saw sled.
Bill S on Jul 2, 2020
40 yrs ago I ran a Bridgeport mill and used hold downs similar. Worked great. I figured I’ll start with a set an if they live up to their reputation I’ll get more.
STEPHEN R on Jul 2, 2020
Workbench
Joseph S on Jul 2, 2020
Great clamp!
MIKE B on Jul 1, 2020
Low cost and recommended by Woodworker Guild of America.
Sam W on Jul 1, 2020
for the new track
Steve on Jul 1, 2020
needed a couple more for drill table
Tom on Jun 30, 2020
To clamp down items for sanding and cutting.
Erik Thompson R on Jun 30, 2020
Needed more of them
Sandra K on Jun 29, 2020
Just needed more of these great “clamps” for my router table top and bench.
S W on Jun 23, 2020
Rockler has what I need in 1 place
kelly w on Jun 21, 2020
Making jigs for my router table and table saw
Dennis U on Jun 21, 2020
on sale and very useful
Professor T on Jun 19, 2020
These will be used in conjunction with my Rockler drill press fence.
Richard on Jun 17, 2020
Jigs
Dennis B on Jun 15, 2020
holding items on my radial arm saw.
John D on Jun 13, 2020
great price
Russ on Jun 13, 2020
Great price and reviews
Maung M on Jun 12, 2020
To try a different holder than I usually use.
V Bruce J on Jun 10, 2020
Using hold down clamp to make table saw sled
Bob H on Jun 9, 2020
With the rubber tips, these grip more securely than other hold-downs.
Jeb P on Jun 9, 2020
Very convenient, it's like having an extra set of hands but away from danger
J L on Jun 9, 2020
I KNOW THESE WILL WORK VERY WELL ON MY POWERMATIC TABLE SAW AND OTHER<br />TOOLS.
FREDERIC K on Jun 8, 2020
fits my existing T track and look solid
Dennis S on Jun 7, 2020
I just bought a CNC router and the clamps that came with it were not of high quality so I needed a good hold down clamp to go with the CNC.
Kevin A on Jun 6, 2020
To secure material to be cut on table saw, miter saw, router and hand tool work.
lloyd m on Jun 6, 2020
highly recommended
MARIO M on Jun 6, 2020
To add to my three I already have.
ERIC C on Jun 5, 2020
To use with my T-track table top. I have some mini clamps and needed something a little bigger for some projects.
Jim on Jun 4, 2020
building a table saw crosscut sled and router table jig - a work hold down like this will work great
Brandon N on Jun 3, 2020
need and on sale
Joseph B on May 31, 2020
They were on sale.
Jack H on May 30, 2020
have old one with out rubber tips needed more and on sale
les on May 29, 2020
Moved two of my clamps to another jig so need these for my assembly table.
Debby on May 29, 2020
Needed more clamp downs
Joseph C on May 20, 2020
Using to hold pieces down while performing CNC operation.
Guy on May 20, 2020
Needed one more
Kenneth F on May 20, 2020
I picked these because I have a Rockler Track that was given me.
1Swollenthumb on May 17, 2020
recommended
SCOTTY S on May 17, 2020
I have used before
Rick A on May 16, 2020
Useful in several of my table saw jigs.
Dick R on May 14, 2020
Cnc table
Steven Adams L on May 13, 2020
building another jig
wayne w on May 8, 2020
For shop assembly table
Steven L on May 7, 2020
New to the T-track system and needed something to hold down wood stock on new Drill Press table.
KC on May 7, 2020
Making new jigs for my table saw and these hold downs will be a perfect addition for securing my work pieces
Chris on May 1, 2020
Good reviews and on sale
Nat C on Apr 30, 2020
For use on a crosscut sled on my table saw.
Doug J on Apr 30, 2020
Had to try it
Pat on Jul 4, 2020
40 yrs ago I ran a Bridgeport mill and used hold downs similar. Worked great. I figured I’ll start with a set an if they live up to their reputation I’ll get more.
STEPHEN R on Jul 2, 2020
Need to know the split dimensions - from the bolt to each end (from bolt CL to short end and to long end). Would someone mind measuring and providing those? Thanks.
William S on Sep 9, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: 4 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 inch on the larger clamp.
Will these t bolts work in Incra's t track? I use 1/4" hex bolts now.
Robert T on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The part of the bolt that would be in the track, (a flat oval shaped pad on the end of the 1/4-20 threaded rod) measures 11/16 L x1/2 W x by 3/32 inch thick. I don't have an Incra track so I couldn't say if it will fit. If a 1/4" hex bolt head fits I suspect this would too. If not you could always use the hex bolt with this clamp arm.
Will these clamps fit Universal t track from Rockler? May seem like a silly question, but the tech specs for Rockler t-bolts let me know the heads are 1/32" too thick for Rockler "Universal" t-track, which does not make sense to me. Poweertec brand t-slot bolts have the same head thickness (7/64").
Curlie on Jun 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure about the specs. However, this will fit the Rockler T-Track.
Are these compatible with the Kreg Mini Trak?
Steve O on Apr 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They would have the same "Holding effect" and range (height) about the same.
what clamp is this ? it shows a handle hold down clamp in the second picture on the web site
STEVE B on Jul 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You need a grove for the bottom ( head of screw) to slide in. Ideal for holding a board tight to work surface when sanding or routing. You will find many uses as your skills improve. Suggest you buy at least two clamps.
Would this fit the t-tracks on a desktop shopbot?
A G on Oct 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should. I worked at Rockler for a year and sold seneral of these for CNC machines. Including my own.
Can this clamp be used on a table saw in the miter bar slot by replacing the t-bolt with the screw in the miter bar hardware kit?
Bill W on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could attach it to the miter bar with the right thread size and length. I have never tried this however and am not sure where the clamp pressure would be applied. It would need to be over some part of the miter unit to hold the work piece firmly. If the clamp is in the wrong position you end up pressing onto the table itself which wouldnt accomplish anything. No harm in playing though.
Will this clamp work with 1/4-20 hardware (T-Bolts and knobs)?
Brian on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not knowing exactly what you intend to clamp, I will give a conditional YES, this clamp will work with 1/4-20 hardware, with the caveat that it be light to moderate level of clamping. I tried it on my drill press system just to be sure and I was able to give sufficient clamping force to hold the object being drilled using 1/4-20 bolts and knobs. Due to the size of the slot in the clamp which is sized for 5/16 hardware a 1/4" flat washer between clamp and knob was necessary but otherwise everything worked just fine.
what is the thread pitch and how long is the bolt?
jeffrey on Feb 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 5/16-18 3 inch long
What size is the t track?
Denny L on Jan 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 3/4”
will these fit a kreg router tables' T track?
James K on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The tab that fits in the slot is 3/4 ths of an inch long. This is too short to work in my router table extension on my table saw. if the Kreg slot will take the 3/4th length, it should work. It works fine on my Rockler work table surface for which it was designed. Hope this helps.
Will these fit my 1/2 inch Jet drill press production table t slots?
Rob L on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Update:
I bought them anyway to see.
They kind of don'the fit any of my tools equally. I have a Canadian general 650 tablesaw, and this has the smallest t slot of any of my tools. It likely fits this the best as is.
The t bolt allows it to be inserted at any point along the track, turned 90 degrees, held and then locked. If not held it spins around until loose while you tighten at the top, and doesn't lock in place as they do in rocklers own track. (They insert lengthwise and snugly fit).
On my jet drill press, the bottom slot size is a full 1 inch, and I had to drill out washers to go above the t bolt, as the top t opening on the table was way too large to realistically balance the bolt in there. With the 1 inch washer above the t bolt, it works very well, and doesn't require the holding while tightening thing.
On my Laguna bandsaw, the depth of the t slot, while the same width as the drill press, is a lot shallower, so really, neither the washer solution or by itself worked very well on this one..One is too loose, and one jams up.
So.. hrm, I think I'd be better off figuring out a different bolt/washer combination and replacing the rocker ones, so they can be moved from machine to machine.. or just buy another couple for the saw, and leave the washers in place and dedicated to the drill press. Though it isn't too much bother to disassemble.
I don't have a lot of need for any on the bandsaw anyway, so that's fine.
are these usable with the Rockler cam clamps? Saw some sort of a setup in the cam clamp video but the hold downs didnt have the black ends
Steven on Dec 5, 2019
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