Designed by JA Master Bench Jeweler Jeff Matthews, this GRS® Slide & Lock system helps you work more effectively at the bench. The easy-grip brass handle/clamp on this original Slide & Lock tool holder releases the mounting plate, allowing you to raise or lower the height of your work, then secures the plate in place at the optimal position for each task—even when viewing work through a microscope or other magnifiers, such as an OptiVISOR®. With three positions to choose from, the system saves significant time in your production processes as you move from one step to the next. In addition, you are able to work in the most comfortable position, minimizing eye, neck and back strain.
The Slide & Lock™ Original mounts to a GRS® mounting plate (available separately), which securely attaches to your bench, and is ideal for any tool that attaches to the fixed GRS mounting plate, including all BenchMate® holder models and accessories such as the block shelf, bench pin, multi-purpose vise and more.
The three mounting positions—top, middle or bottom—offer a total of 8" vertical travel. The system can hold two separate tools at the same time and supports up to 35 pounds. Simply loosen the cam-lock handle to easily adjust the slide plate, then lock it in place to secure the plate as desired. Reverse the handle to accommodate either right- or left-hand use.
Important: To safely adjust the slide plate, first support the slide plate from the bottom, then loosen the cam-lock and raise or lower the slide plate to the desired work position (do not lift from the bench pin or any other tool because the tool will simply lift off of the mount). Lock the plate in its new position before removing the support at the bottom.