Does anyone use more than one bench pin? In other words, do you have
different pins for different jobs? Or are you able to customize your
(single) pin to meet every need?
Just curious, given the different pin alterations I've seen on this
Linda in central FL
Yup, I use one just like everyone else. Then I use a second for
mounting allof my Fretz mini stakes. They both mount to my GRS
You need a couple If you are doing repair and setting and then sawing
out patterns. Probably just one other modified for sawing. Flat worth
curious for the blade to move in. Someone else mentioned rubber. I
will put a link to what I did to my pin. Works great.
I have two bench pins. A removable wood one that is part of my GRS
system and another flat brass plate about 1/4 inch thick and the size
of a credit card. It's bolted flat to the top of my bench and swivels
off to the side.
I use that for fine saw piercing projects.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.
You need a couple If you are doing repair and setting and then
sawing out patterns. Probably just one other modified for sawing.
Flat worth curious for the blade to move in. Someone else mentioned
rubber. I will put a link to what I did to my pin. Works great.
I hate predictive text. That last one was supposed to be one with
holes cut into it for the saw blade to move through
I use customized pins and other accessories that mount instead of a
I have been a fan of the GRS bench system for years, except for the
bench pin holder.
Dave Arens has made plates 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3/16 steel or aluminum
with the cleats on one side and countersunk or threaded holes. I have
a number of bench pins and other holding and mounted items attached to
these plates. I cut the mounting tongues off the bench pins and screw
them to the plate with dry wall screws. Dave also made plexi plates
that I use to store the items that I have mounted.
Among the items that I interchange and mount:
1) Vaniman dust collector head, for sanding, grinding and some
2) several different bench pins- saw piercing, setting, ring holder,
3) Wolf sander (an aluminum block with a height adjustable post for
4) rotating soldering pan (Dave made it)