Review

Many do-it-yourselfers and hobby woodworkers hold a board or pipe in an unsafe manner while cutting or drilling into it.
Rather than setting up sawhorses to hold these products, consider using Tri-Vise’s pair of handy workholders. We were skeptical of these aluminum devices at first because they seemed gimmicky, but after using them we appreciate their value, ease of use, and handy size. The Lumber Lok holds almost any size board, including 2×12s and 4×8s, for cutting or drilling. Acting similar to a fulcrum, the Lumber Lok leans into the board and holds it securely. We also like the similarly built Plate Vise, which holds all sorts of metal and PVC pipe and conduit, angle iron, fence posts, and boards up to 2×6s and 4×4s. If there’s a downside to these products, it’s the bending down or getting on your knees to work on the piece. But using the LumberLok or Plate Vise proves much safer than holding a board or pipe by hand or trapped against a leg to make a cut.

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
4.8
out of 5