Woodwork is one of the most rewarding artforms that people still widely practice with their hands. It’s also darn difficult to do properly, especially if you don’t have a second person to help. Which is why these work grippers from Rockler are so handy. You can use them to hold whatever piece you’re working on in place and also use them as a spacer between your workbench and the piece.
This starter kits is meant to give you a variety of grippers, with the idea that you can buy more units of a specific type if you need them. Included in this kit are four Bench Cookies, four risers and four finishing cones.
The cookies grip onto the piece and keep it in one place so you can go to town on it. Rockler claims they’ll keep gripping even if covered in dust.
The finishing cones are interesting devices, used to perch your painted projects without leaving a mark on the finish. These grippers remove the need to use clamps and make it much easier to work in and around your pieces.
If you know someone who loves to work with wood, then this is a truly fantastic gift. Once you’ve leave those clamps behind, it’s sure to be hard to go back to them.