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Rockler Small Piece Holder

Enjoy safety, comfort and confidence as you rout your smallest parts.
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The Rockler Small Piece Holder keeps your fingers out of harm's way and securely holds your smallest workpieces while you machine them at the router table. In essence, it turns a small part into a larger part equipped with nice, comfortable handles. It's ideal for the short rail ends on very narrow doors and for small projects like toys, plaques and birdhouses. A variety of scrap blocks can be mounted to the clamp faces for thicker stock, special holding requirements, or to simply control endgrain blowout. The quick-release clamp screw lets you slide the holder open and shut in an instant for quick operation. Large, comfortable handles ensure precision and control.

  • Quick-release screw lets you quickly slide the jaws open and shut
  • Two adjustable pins hold the workpiece firmly against the table
  • Sacrificial pieces (not included) can be attached to the clamp faces to prevent blowout
  • Large handles for comfort and control
  • Knurled aluminum knob is tightened for a solid hold
  • Abrasive clamp faces prevent material from slipping
(1) Rockler Small Piece Holder
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.8000
Tech Spec
  • Maximum Capacity: 8-1/2''
  • For Router Table: Use With a Bearing Guided Bit
4.7 / 5.0
78 Reviews
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Small part holder
Very handy. some time use to hold small parts as a portable vise. more like a third hand.....
November 13, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Small part router holder
It worked just like I wanted it to
November 7, 2019
4 weeks ago
Keeping My Fingers
What a marvelous safety device. I route lots of coasters and raisers for serving boards. No more tightness in my shoulders like before. Easy to use. You have to be careful to tighten the 2 hold down pins. Still got all my fingers.
October 30, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
This tool has helped immensely to work with small boxes to round out edges or kerfs. So much safer than previous attempts. I highly recommend it as it will expand your options and creativity
October 8, 2019
1 month ago
Great for small parts price can’t replace million dollar fingers would be stupid if you didn’t buy one
September 2, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great
Needed to make some post toppers for my deck. Wanted to router the parts. This kept my hands away from any danger and completed the task.
September 1, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Small piece holder
Holder is much safer than my fingers. It gives me more confidence to finish fine details on small objects. A great invention.
August 27, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Small piece controller
I make small items and a router near my fingers does make me nervous. Sometimes the tool is so big it hides the bit from vie but still better than getting hurt!!!
July 25, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great finger saver.
Handy item to have in the shop, to help you out with counting to ten. Missing fingers are a detriment to your mathematical skills.
July 6, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product
Well made product and will save a finger when shaping a small part. I have been using a plastic similar part but this metal unit is far better. Holds parts securely .
jWould recommend.
July 6, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Need to hold small parts while using router.
James W on Nov 1, 2019
Carl O on Oct 19, 2019
Need to hold small parts while using router.
James W on Nov 1, 2019
HOWARD E J on Oct 23, 2019
Carl O on Oct 19, 2019
I have cut my fingers on the router.
Harvey C on Oct 14, 2019
Love wood working, have for 40 years, I just lost the tips on three of my fingers working on a small piece, did not think I would be able to use a table mount router again. <br />This is the tool that will allow me to safely continue something I live to do and should have been using two months ago.
Gary J on Oct 14, 2019
Dave P on Oct 13, 2019
Suggested by a friend as a gift for his uncle...both extreme woodworkers! One will go to Uncle Roy and oneto my friend.
Stephen Y on Oct 11, 2019
I only have nine fingers, but I value the nine I have left!
Dave F on Oct 9, 2019
Safety when using router.
Rod P on Oct 8, 2019
I need my thumb and fingers.
George D on Oct 6, 2019
I make small items using the router table. I really want to save all my fingers.
Norm on Oct 4, 2019
On Sale
John H on Sep 27, 2019
Great tool for holding workpieces at a safe distance from a blade or bit
J&N F on Sep 27, 2019
william f on Sep 18, 2019
To avoid risky situations for myself, and to make certain router cuts safe for younger woodworkers.
Kyle P on Sep 17, 2019
For My Dads Birthday
Danielle L on Jul 28, 2019
To still have finger tips
Mike M on Mar 20, 2019
I was looking for a way to more safely route small items on my router table.
Paul B on Feb 27, 2019
William H on Feb 24, 2019
Ray L on Feb 24, 2019
Wanted to hold pen blank size wood pieces safely when using the router table, and table saw.
Robert on Feb 24, 2019
Need a good safer way to rout small parts. Looks like a nice robust product.
Gary C on Feb 22, 2019
i need for my router
Jose R F on Feb 21, 2019
Purely for safety's sake. I love working on router tables and tend to make small things so I want to be able to keep myself out of harms way whenever I can.
Raymond K on Feb 20, 2019
So I count all my finger when I leave my shop!
William L M on Feb 17, 2019
To more safely rout small pieces of wood, especially end grain on narrow pieces of wood..
Eric E on Feb 9, 2019
I chose it for safety. Fingers have no place too close to a router bit.
Richard K on Feb 9, 2019
safety reasons
Scott N on Feb 6, 2019
Looks like a good safety item to replace use of my fingers holding close.
Michael G on Feb 4, 2019
Do a lot of small pieces on router table. Worried about losing a finger.. Soon as I saw it last year I wanted one. Told myself if you came down $10 in the new year, I'd buy it. You did better than that. Plan to use it a lot.
Anthony G on Feb 1, 2019
Makes using the router safer with smaller wood items
null on Dec 14, 2018
To keep all my fingers working with small pieces
Kenneth P on Dec 7, 2018
Keep fingers safe
Larry P on Oct 23, 2018
I saw it on a stumpy nubs cool tool review, it is on sale for 1/3 off, and I REALLY REALLY want to keep my fingers uncut!
Christopher H on Oct 22, 2018
I ordered this to be able to make small parts more safely.
Arlen F on Sep 10, 2018
I have several projects that require free hand routing. I was wondering the best way to accomplish this safely. Now I am eager for the jig to arrive and get started.
Radar on Jul 16, 2018
Saw it in store, looks like it might be very helpful in safely routing smaller pieces of wood.
Thomas F on Jul 3, 2018
Wood magazine article.
John G on Jun 30, 2018
Safety.........Had some kick backs that made me cautious.
Joseph C on Jun 15, 2018
I didn't have time to make one.
Mike V on Jun 8, 2018
Only thing I could find to save fingers when sanding small pieces
Debra B on Jun 4, 2018
This looks very promising.
Phil on May 25, 2018
Short of making a larger, more complex jig, this device appears to be just what I need to securely hold small pieces and protect my fingers.
Larry K on May 23, 2018
Too help keep the users fingers out of the blade.
John Russell A on May 4, 2018
to keep my fingers where they belong
Mark A. H on Mar 28, 2018
for my router
Keith G on Mar 12, 2018
Safety Reasons - I make wooden trucks and tractors so I am always dealing with small parts.
Darrell H on Feb 23, 2018
This is a well made holder and it is very flexible. Of course I'm all about safety in the workshop.
Kevin K on Feb 16, 2018
Needed a safe way to handle the large number of small pieces and parts in projects
Dwight F on Jan 28, 2018
Christmas Gift
Wes H on Dec 14, 2017
HOWARD E J on Oct 23, 2019
I have cut my fingers on the router.
Harvey C on Oct 14, 2019
will this tool hold a piece of wood 26 inch long to router a shape on the long side of the board?
mikey on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think that if it is 26.00" long it would not be a "small part" any more, it would be molding and all you need is a few featherboards
Will it hold odd-shaped pieces or only straight rectangular items?
David W on Jul 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The jaws of this little "vice" are parallel. They do not angle to accommodate pieces that do not have parallel sides. Anything that will remain firmly grasped between parallel jaws will be good to go to your router or whatever power tool you are using. You can buy a variable angle attachment for your bench vice jaws and that device could work with this also.
Why is this any better than a good parallel clamp, like a Bessey K Body or UniKlamp?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You COULD use a Bessey clamp or UniKlamp do the same things...but this jig simplifies the adaptation.
It's upright handles give you greater control and safety when handling a small piece.
The jig, in general, is designed for quick and safe locking of smaller work pieces without slipping.

I create a lot of small wood toys and other projects...products like this and the Grip-it push block have saved me a lot of time building jigs from scratch...and saved a couple of fingers as well ;-)
What is the maximum thickness that it can handle?
blh25 on Sep 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No limit. Work piece sits below pins. However, using a workpiece over about 2” seems like it would be dangerous, because only a small portion of the top edge would be held by this device. See Stumpy Nubs #11 Cool Tools that just came out -He recommends this tool and shows how it works with somewhat thicker pieces.
Would this work for belt sanding small pieces?
Steve H. on Feb 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes it would work. It is definitely a finger saver. You can better manipulate your work piece on the sanding belt depending how you place it in the holder and how you can maneuver around the belt and associated machinery.
Can you use this device for work on table saw?
gaswood on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rockler does not recommend or endorse the use of this product with a table saw.
Is this an improvement on the previous Rockler small piece holder? How so?
Rita E on Sep 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure never used the old one. I like this and it is simple to use. I only wish that for me at least the piece could have been set to center between the 2 handles. It would have made me more comfortable . It would also have made it easier for me to control the entire thing. Otherwise it is fine and I reccomend the tool for small parts!
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