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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2015, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question better clamp for porter cable routers

Some time ago I saw a recommended clamp for the porter cable router that was am offset lever. Does anyone know where such a thing can be found. Thank you
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Do you mean something like these from Lee Valley? Cam Clamp Mechanism (1/4-20 Thread) - Lee Valley Tools. If so they are one source but Essentra would also be a source and have a wider selection. If you are thinking of something different Essentra would be a good place to look for it. They have a huge selection of jig and tooling parts.

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I posted this a while ago. You might want to try the bicycle ones since they curve around a bit more.
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Yes, That is exactly what I was looking for.

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Here is another option using a clamp handle. I'd seen this in a photo on Alan Warner's web site, but Serge did an article on his web site. I bought the clamp and did the modification, it works really well, about 90į swing of the handle from loose to fully locked. The standard 1/4" washers were too big so wound up taking #10's and reaming out the hole. Way too much work so I ordered a steel spacer and ground a flat on the back side where it fits against the body of the base.

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The seat post cam clamp from a bicycle is almost a perfect fit. Bicycle shops usually have a box of used ones they will sell very reasonably just to get rid of them. I got 3 for my PC routers for $7 total. Be sure to get the bolt with them, they are usually metric thread.
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