Pipe clamps are a cheap and easy way to clamp glue-ups, but they only apply pressure on the first few inches near the edge. You can always alternate clamps on the top and bottom to apply more even pressure, but this only works for stock under 5″ thick or so. If […]
The latest Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN Volume 41, Number 3, March 2010) has a short article on Oetiker ear clamps and installation tools. TM has covered the ClampTite tool before (TM 12/24/06), and its use for making hose clamps. The MCN article indicates that neither the ClampTite nor worm-drive hose clamps […]
Detroit-area Toolmongers are probably familiar with Production Tool Supply and their deep discounts on overstocked in-store products. I was picking up some tooling today and saw a set of fifty MIT clamps (labeled “Ton of Clamps”) marked down from $90 to $30. MIT’s a pretty good manufacturer, so you can expect a lengthy service […]
The old saying goes, “You can’t have too many clamps,” and it’s largely true. Even folks who do have too many say they need more. Why? Take a look at this pic from reader Jmillerid and see for yourself.
There are somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty clamps on this garage carriage door that’s being […]
Because a woodworker can never have enough clamps, Leigh Industries gives us their locking cam-action Hold-Down Clamp to hold your work to your bench. The 90-degree lever lets you clamp down fast on stock up to 3″ thick. They make the body of the clamp from a super-strong alloy and coat the heel and toe […]
Scoff if you like, but these little blue clamps deserve to be here. We don’t often think about these 6” Irwin Quick-Grip trigger clamps until one of ’em is broken. The truth is, we appreciate their inexpensive nature in a very unique way -– we use the living tar out of ’em. We’ve tapped these […]
Irwin is upgrading their XP Quick-Grip line that we first covered in 2006. Now they describe the clamps as one-handed bar clamps. The clamps feature the same Power Locks to hold pressure longer and an I-beam bar to resist twisting and bowing, but Irwin increased the rated clamping pressure to 600 pounds […]
If you need to clamp something in a hard-to-reach place, Bessey’s got your back with their Clippix needle-nose spring clamps. The clamp’s long, tapered nose reaches into deep or confined spaces, and the soft-touch pads provide a firm grip without marring the workpiece.
Rockler must be clearing their stock of Quick-Grip clamps to make room for the new generation. You can get a 12″ Quick-Grip clamp or a pair of 6″ Quick-Grip clamps for $10.
The sale goes through October 18, 2008, or as long as Rockler’s supplies last. Their online outlet will definitely honor […]
Though there’s no information on Irwin’s website yet, Rockler has started advertising Irwin’s new SL300 Quick-Grip clamps. The new swiveling-jaw design gives you an improved grip on surfaces that aren’t parallel and compensates for the flexing of the clamp itself.