GRS Bench Pin
I am trying to create the most comfortable working environment I can while I am working for hours at my bench. One of the most important is body position. The bench pin is a simple device that jewelers have been using posibly forever to get their work up into a comfortable working height.
Many of them have a large Vee notch in the center of the pin and I assume this one will have one before too long. The Vee provides clearance and support for sawing. There is no "law" stating there has to be a Vee in the pin.
This bench pin is a small part of the GRS Benchmate system. It's made is the USA by the way. The pin and bracket are removeable from the back plate and other holding tools can be clipped onto the bracket.
Here are some pictures of the 10 minutes it took to install the kit.
I never thought I'd do a photo spread on a bench pin. But this is kind of a special (and expensive) one. It is one component of a system I will be able to expand. These photo's also demonstrate the nice feature of the sliding bench, pull out what I need. Ah, life is good...