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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
236 Reviews
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Definitely a handy addition to my work bench
November 17, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Great product
I got these to hold my projects down on my cnc machine and they do a great job.
November 5, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good Product. Wroks as inteneded
These hold downs work well with my drill press table. T-slot heads were a bit uneven on the side that enters the track. A quick smoothing with a file and they fit perfectly. I would recommend them to anyone using a drill press with standard T-tracks.
November 3, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I found this product to be as said. Works great for what I use it for.
October 23, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
I have all sorts of little jigs and these clamps are very useful. I do have to insert a track in my jigs for them to work but it’s worth the time.
October 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Good clamping system.
Very good sturdy clamping items.
Drawer for additional clamping parts.Overall surface size is 2 feet by 2 feet.
White clamping parts have been 3D printed. Threaded dowel as shown for securing large projects.
September 16, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product. I’ve purchased 8 so far to use on my CNC. Provide a strong hold down and the rubber end is durable and doesn’t leave marks.
September 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works great
September 12, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
hold down clamp
Great product, wanted to buy a quality product works well
September 10, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Table Saw Tapering Jig
I used these for a table saw tapering jig. I wanted it to have as much versatility as possible. Along with the miter track and T-track, these hold down clamps made it easy to design the versatility into it. They are sturdy and can apply a lot of pressure without marring the work pieces.
September 7, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Building jigs for my tablesaw
George E J on Nov 15, 2019
need them
charles w on Nov 4, 2019
Building jigs for my tablesaw
George E J on Nov 15, 2019
For use in jigs for tablesaw, workbench, or router table with the T-track system. As well at CNC applications.
Michael R on Nov 8, 2019
need them
charles w on Nov 4, 2019
Hold object secure. Are great when using drill press made from Rockler plans that came with Drill Press Fence. The plans were easily modified to work with my drill press.
Donald S on Nov 1, 2019
though i would give them a try on some jigs.
Robert H on Oct 24, 2019
CNC Machine- rigid, requires no backing block
Ralph W on Oct 22, 2019
SALE
JAMES L on Oct 20, 2019
To use on the large t track table I bought earlier from Rockler. The stand could be next. ;o)
Constance V on Oct 20, 2019
wanted to try this product in my new shop
freddy l on Oct 18, 2019
To go with the universal T trac
Ned T on Oct 17, 2019
Holding down small parts for gluing and drying during assembly for wooden model cars and semis.
R W on Oct 16, 2019
There strong and easy to use and work great. What else is there?
David G on Oct 14, 2019
I have two clamps, but additional clamps will be helpful.
Del on Oct 14, 2019
new hold down system
Lindon M on Oct 11, 2019
was on-sale, could not pass it buy.
Charles F on Oct 11, 2019
For my drill press table
RONALD D on Oct 10, 2019
will use on crosscut sled
Dave J on Oct 5, 2019
Husband loves clamps
Diane L on Oct 4, 2019
Need to hold down my work peace’s so I can sand
Pauly on Oct 4, 2019
Need extras!
Terry R on Oct 3, 2019
Have one set, need another.
Terry S on Oct 3, 2019
On Sale; good clamp.
Richard Myers Y on Oct 2, 2019
Good review
James W on Oct 1, 2019
goes with T-track
Michael K on Sep 30, 2019
Good price and reliable
JAROD T on Sep 29, 2019
making a new router table top and wanted some hold downs
GREG L on Sep 29, 2019
I need one
Tyree Y on Sep 27, 2019
Goes with crosscut sled and handy for small part holding when sawing.
Thomas W on Sep 10, 2019
Table Saw Sled
Robert L on Sep 4, 2019
simple and effective.
Jeff M on Aug 31, 2019
Needed it
Stephen T on Aug 30, 2019
Looked useful.
John W on Aug 29, 2019
because I need one.
Richard K on Aug 29, 2019
Hoping to use it for my drill press table
Bart S on Aug 26, 2019
Already own four and needed more. Very reliable and high quality construction.
MATTHEW C on Aug 23, 2019
To use for stirring drinks. Or was it to hold things down?
Jeannie C on Aug 22, 2019
friend has this and speaks highly of it
Douglas K on Aug 22, 2019
to use on a drill press
Robert M on Aug 19, 2019
Making a hold down jig to cut an irregularly shaped piece of wood on my table saw.
scouter888 on Aug 18, 2019
Accessory for t-track
Thomas D on Aug 17, 2019
I had no clamps only table.
Michael H on Aug 13, 2019
It called out to me and said, "Pick Me, Pick Me!"
Gary M on Aug 6, 2019
Building multiple jigs for my shop!
Richard T on Aug 4, 2019
Needed for table saw sled
Nancy R S on Jul 31, 2019
I needed more for my set-ups.
Wayne S on Jul 28, 2019
so I can use my new t-track table
Kenneth S on Jul 22, 2019
needed stops for the supports I built for my miter saw
Clinton S on Jul 18, 2019
Will use in my drill press table. Good reviews. Slightly more expensive than hold downs available elsewhere, but this seems to be made better.
John D on Jul 16, 2019
For custom miter saw sled.
Del DeSart E on Jul 3, 2019
Great solution for jig.
Phil E on Jul 2, 2019
For use in jigs for tablesaw, workbench, or router table with the T-track system. As well at CNC applications.
Michael R on Nov 8, 2019
Hold object secure. Are great when using drill press made from Rockler plans that came with Drill Press Fence. The plans were easily modified to work with my drill press.
Donald S on Nov 1, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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