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Rockler Bench Dogs

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Bench Dogs are an inexpensive solution for holding stock in place for belt sanding, hand planing and securing other objects.


  • Ideal for all workbenches that have 3/4" dia. Holes. With low profile (7/16") for working with 1/2" thick material and up.
(4) Rockler Bench Dogs
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Brand Rockler
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Weight 0.1200
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28 Reviews
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So good. Easy to use,practical, you can mivr them around very easy. Thanks.
September 6, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bench Dogs
Work like a charm. This is just a deliberate low profile snag. Does the job perfectly without getting in the way.
July 15, 2018
4 months ago
What can I say . . . Great little product!
August 10, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for my old workmate.
I didn't know Rockler had these so I made some out of oak. They worked well but deteriorated by being used outside. The Rockler replacements are inexpensive and work very well.
November 21, 2016
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good for holding material in place while working on projects. A must have
August 10, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bench Dogs
Excellent product.- good design.
June 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
My 40 year old Workmate
I have just finished refurbishing my old Workmate
It feels like having a long lost friend back again
Just  like the day I bought it 40 odd years ago
Just like the day I bought it 40 odd years ago
June 22, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Received these a couple of weeks...
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.
April 19, 2011
Bought these dogs about a year...
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.
February 17, 2011
Just received these this week. Bought...
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.
March 27, 2010
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Why did you choose this?
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Needed bench dogs. Good reviews. Reasonable delivered price.
M I on Aug 6, 2018
I am building my workbench. I just purchases a front vise and want to use bench dogs with it.
Elaine B on Jul 17, 2018
Needed bench dogs. Good reviews. Reasonable delivered price.
M I on Aug 6, 2018
New Work bench needs new dogs to start off with
Joseph R. R on Jul 24, 2018
I am building my workbench. I just purchases a front vise and want to use bench dogs with it.
Elaine B on Jul 17, 2018
Building a new workbench
Marco R on Jun 28, 2018
Just wanted to use bench dogs
Joseph M on Apr 26, 2018
these work great.
STEVE S on Feb 20, 2018
Not available at local retail outlet.
Richard U on Jan 29, 2018
I'm setting up new work bench.
Mike B on Oct 18, 2017
I need them
Michael A on Jul 7, 2017
Something to get me started. I just finished making a bench and now have to place the dog holes, so I needed something so I could get going until I either buy more of these (which might be what I do) or end up making some.
Nell J on Jun 27, 2017
Needed some more for my work-mate.
charles h on Apr 18, 2017
Never have enough bench dogs
SteveK on Apr 14, 2017
Just needed some dogs.
Michael R on Mar 14, 2017
nice low profile dogs ... they're tough and durable
Robin G on Mar 8, 2017
added this to my work bench for planing
Kevin H on Mar 7, 2017
I have been unable to find better bench dogs anywhere.
Eric F on Feb 19, 2017
To match my Sears Workmate. One review mentioned Workmate.
Mark C on Feb 19, 2017
Can't go wrong with these
Shaun M on Feb 3, 2017
needed dogs to go with benchvise
Ralph327 on Jan 17, 2017
I want to have some less expensive and now profile bench dogs for my new workbench, so I can try them out.
M Chris R on Jan 8, 2017
Needed to be able to hold projects firmly in place for brad nailing.
steven k on Dec 22, 2016
Parts to upgrade my new workbench.
Raeann R on Dec 10, 2016
Needed for new bench.
George V on Dec 9, 2016
Seen in workbench fabrication video
Nicholas N on Nov 29, 2016
building a new bench needed dogs
Dean P on Nov 28, 2016
Needed these to go with a table vise that I just ordered from Rockler.
Michael A on Nov 26, 2016
fits current needs
Tom R on Nov 18, 2016
Add on for new bench
Jeffrey L on Nov 18, 2016
Needed additional dogs for bench.
Mario G on Nov 5, 2016
Needed a few more dogs to hold projects.
Raymond M on Oct 25, 2016
low profile & non metal bench dog
Matt on Oct 23, 2016
Gus B on Oct 18, 2016
currently using only clamps... these will allow quicker and easier securing of work material on my workbench...
Arthur Y on Oct 9, 2016
low profile
Jerry G on Oct 1, 2016
Originals were lost or broken and needed replacements.
Kenneth G on Sep 12, 2016
Needed some.
Greg on Jul 17, 2016
I needed something to get me over $35 for free shipping and the ones I have are all chewed up.
Guy W on Jul 17, 2016
They work great
Jason P on Jul 14, 2016
They work well when needed.
David L on Jul 13, 2016
Extras for my old B&D bench top Work Mate
James G on Jun 7, 2016
use all the time one set for each bench now
phillip k on Jun 5, 2016
William C on Apr 24, 2016
Inexpensive and priced right for what I need them to do
James H on Apr 3, 2016
needed for newly built bench
J P M on Mar 30, 2016
Fixing an old Work bench that was my dads
Mike K on Mar 20, 2016
Low profile for thinner material and made tough according to reviews. Material that wont damage plane blades
Richard W on Mar 2, 2016
good tool for belt sanding and holding wood
thomas v on Feb 19, 2016
Low profile and won't damage cutting edges.
Michael D on Jan 10, 2016
Just drilled a number of 3/4" holes in my benchtop and to replace some lost dogs from my B&D BenchMate.
Earl A on Jan 3, 2016
I needed to replace ones I have lost, work well
Carl B on Jan 2, 2016
New Work bench needs new dogs to start off with
Joseph R. R on Jul 24, 2018
Building a new workbench
Marco R on Jun 28, 2018
How do bench dogs work?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use the pictured bench dogs in a Stanley Workmate, with clamping work surfaces.
The bench dogs are inserted into holes in the Workmate surface. The work piece is placed between opposing bench dogs, bridging the opposing Workmate clamping surfaces. The Workmate surfaces are then tightened to hold the work piece in place, between the bench dogs.
What material are these dogs made from? Metal? Plastic???
Brian H on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are made from plastic.
How deep does the hole have to be?
Vinay K on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The length of the shaft on the bench dog is 1 1/2"
Will these fit my Sjoberg workbench?
tom h on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: if your holes are 3/4" they will work.
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