LEIGH BENCH AND SURFACE HOLD-DOWN CLAMPS are designed for general woodworking and use with custom jigs and fixtures. The bench hold-down clamps have “cam-action technology” and are designed for use in 3/4" bench dog holes. A long 3/8" threaded rod and speed nut allows the clamp to be used in benches up to 4-1/4" thick with a clamping capacity for boards up to 3" thick. The surface hold-down clamp, like the bench clamp, mounts on any surface and at any angle. The surface clamp is useful with shop-made jigs and fixtures such as table saw sleds or router table jigs, according to the company. The Leigh clamps are priced at $49.95 each; a four-pack of surface hold-down clamp anchors sells for $19.95. Contact: Leigh Industries. Tel: 800-663-8932. www.leighjigs.com
This article originally appeared in the January 2009 issue.