I use a benchmate and have it set at normal bench height.
The setters package is very useful as wide rings etc benefit from
being held from the inside.
Just attach to your main bench as if you get the wooden pin as well
this is all you need.
One modification I made was to glue a rubber bench pin insert onto
the T section shellac pin. This is excellent for filing.
Also the ring support, the metal U shaped piece, is very good for
some ring shapes.
And stops the bounce when hammer setting.
Used it twice today. My only criticism is that for flat backed rings
the benchmate does not give sufficient support and I have to use a
standard flat ring holder.
The benchmate adjusts to different heights as well.
This is the biggest improvement I have made to my bench, about 7
The benchmate improves quality and saves time.
A setter’s bench has additions to the normal cut out bench.
I screwed two pieces of 4 by 2 inch wood of my normal bench, coming
out from the bench.
These are used as elbow/arm rests when setting.
Also when making jumprings I use the benchmate to clamp the jumpring
mandrel, think old drill bit with a cut out for sawing, and then saw
There are some very good videos on youtube of people using
I am not affiliated with GRS just a satisfied customer.
That said I would recommend a benchmate as the best investment I