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07-10-2013 10:15 AM
tvman44 That is primarily what I want them for to hold stuff to my work table or clamp boards together. I have long long furniture clamps.
07-09-2013 09:17 PM
MT Stringer
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Went to HF this afternoon and bought some of the metal clamps because they were on sale, $3.29 for the 6" & $3.99 for the 12". 6" Quick Release Bar Clamp
Got 4 each to try and if they hold up will get more next time they are on sale. They seem to be well made.
Me too, Bob. I have plenty of the 6 inchers but I bought a couple more of the 12 inchers @ $3.99

Hard to pass up a sale like that. I can't see how they could produce those clamps and make any money off each item.

I use them alot to hold stuff to my work table or clamp boards together. Very seldom do I use them for glue ups except maybe for small stuff.
07-09-2013 08:52 PM
jw2170 Good tip, Theo.

I find Steve's ideas very practical, even if he does talk funny...... VBG.

How to make a Luthier clamp - YouTube
07-09-2013 08:05 PM
JOAT I had seen a youtube video the other day on how to make a luthier clamp. So I decided to find it and post the link. Instead, I found a bunch of links on it, just choose the one you want to watch. http://www1.search-results.com/web?l=dis&q=youtube+luthier+clamps&o=APN10645&apn_ dtid=^BND406^YY^US&shad=s_0041&apn_uid=30285103515 74393&gct=ds&apn_ptnrs=AG6&lang=en&atb=sysid%3D406 %3Aappid%3D473%3Auid%3Dabd0ec0b4baee8c8%3Auc%3D137 3407658%3Asrc%3Dieb%3Ao%3DAPN10645

I made mine years ago, before I had even heard of youtube. They're simple to make, work great, and very inexpensive to make. I glue all mine up from plywood, no metal in any of them. I was very happy with them, but then changed what I was doing, and didn't need them. So, they mostly got re-engineered into different projects - two planer sleds, and I don't know what all else. All gone. Mine were 6" to 48", and about ten inbetween sizes - two of each size as I recall.
07-09-2013 07:12 PM
tvman44 Went to HF this afternoon and bought some of the metal clamps because they were on sale, $3.29 for the 6" & $3.99 for the 12". 6" Quick Release Bar Clamp
Got 4 each to try and if they hold up will get more next time they are on sale. They seem to be well made.
07-08-2013 09:49 AM
Shortslvs
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Are they metal or plastic?
I have both metal and plastic from there. I have better luck with the metal ones.
07-05-2013 04:31 PM
jec The hand clamps pinch and are junk, all had to be returned as they did not hold the work at all.
07-02-2013 03:49 PM
GulfcoastGuy
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the first one is the one i am referring to as my "go to" clamp. they are metal.

the 2nd one is the kind i was referring to when i was talking about the crappy clamps. they are plastic
I agree on both counts. Of the first type I have 4 each of the 12", 18", and 24"; also 2 of the 6" (I want some more of the 6" - they're handy for me). Try to get them on sale or on a coupon.
07-02-2013 02:28 PM
WurliTzerwilly
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the first one is the one i am referring to as my "go to" clamp. they are metal.

the 2nd one is the kind i was referring to when i was talking about the crappy clamps. they are plastic
The first one ('F' clamp) is the one I have most of and I have some trigger operated types (like caulking guns) that don't last so long because the plastic facing pads break up. I also have a couple of the 2nd type and they've been OK so far.

You can never have too many clamps.
07-02-2013 01:43 PM
Chris Curl
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Originally Posted by tvman44 View Post
Are they metal or plastic?
the first one is the one i am referring to as my "go to" clamp. they are metal.

the 2nd one is the kind i was referring to when i was talking about the crappy clamps. they are plastic
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