This is essentially a low-profile bench dog with
a quick-release sliding jaw for holding work. Dubbed a "blade" due to
its flat design, it projects just 1/4" above a work surface to permit
maximum access to a workpiece. Used much like a toggle clamp, it has a
thumb-operated eccentric cam lever to control the sliding jaw, so you
can quickly secure or release work.
With 1/4" range of travel, the jaw has limited throw, but applies
up to 300 lb of clamping force. Flats on the cam provide secure stops
at 1/8" and 1/4" of travel. The 1-1/2" x 1/4" jaw face has a 5° inward
cant to help hold wood securely. The cam and jaw are cast steel, heat-treated
for surface hardness, and the post and wedge-lock mechanism are turned
The standard post version is for use in a through-hole or a blind
hole that is at least 1-7/8" deep. The wedge-lock version is usable
at any angle from horizontal to vertical and anchors firmly in a through-hole
in material as thin as 5/8" (depending on the strength of the material)
or in a blind hole that is a minimum of 1-3/8" deep. Both styles of post
are available sized for 3/4" or 20mm diameter dog holes.
T-slot track version replaces the post with a 1/4-20 T-bolt.
It can be secured at any point on the track using a hex key,
which also locks the orientation of the jaw.
Made in Canada. Patented.