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01-27-2015 11:01 PM
Stick486 [QUOTE=mikelley;499889]
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Originally Posted by Herb Stoops View Post
Whats that thing hanging on the ceiling with a jacobs chuck in it?

Herb[/QUOT]

Turn view 90 degrees counterclockwise. BTW it's a dp.
try this again....
01-27-2015 10:35 PM
mikelley
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[QUOTE=Herb Stoops;495617]Whats that thing hanging on the ceiling with a jacobs chuck in it?

Herb[/QUOT]

Turn view 90 degrees counterclockwise. BTW it's a dp.
01-26-2015 11:31 PM
DaninVan "Well done, That Man!"
I love helping folks spend money...
01-26-2015 08:53 PM
tvman44 Well today I bought a 4 pack of Irwin Quick Grip clamps (2* 6" and 2* 12") at Lowes using a gift card from our oldest son that he gave me for Christmas. Then I ordered 4 of the 6" heavier Irwin Quick Grip clamps from Rockler that were on sale and free shipping. That should hold me for a while. Still not in a class with stick.
01-26-2015 05:05 PM
jw2170
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Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
I like these clamps too. They are cheap for the length they come in and they will apply more than enough pressure. If you get them set to close to the right length before you use them they are light enough that you can easily manage them with one hand, something you can't do with other 4' or 5' long clamps.
+1, but don't see them for sale at Carbatec any more...
01-26-2015 12:22 PM
Stick486
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Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Just to clarify my earlier comment about "reefing down" on clamps. I wasn't talking about glue-ups. I was thinking in terms of making really sure something doesn't move, like a 12' 2 x 12 that you're trying to bolt to a set of posts. Plastic clamps would not be my first choice...
more than once I've needed extra "reef" w/ the Irwin Quick Clamps...
squeezing the handle and tapping the free end of the clamp to the closed position gave me what was needed...
the all metal ratchet and heavier beam let me get away with this.. try that with the plastic parted mechanisms and wimpy bar like on the HF clamps....
01-26-2015 11:50 AM
DaninVan Just to clarify my earlier comment about "reefing down" on clamps. I wasn't talking about glue-ups. I was thinking in terms of making really sure something doesn't move, like a 12' 2 x 12 that you're trying to bolt to a set of posts. Plastic clamps would not be my first choice...
01-26-2015 11:36 AM
tvman44 I have always felt that too much clamp pressure was not good because of too much squeeze out leaving too little glue, but had no proof. ☺
01-26-2015 11:31 AM
Cherryville Chuck
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Originally Posted by phillipsted View Post
A friend recently told me about these UC900 aluminum bar clamps from Universal Clamp Co (UniClamp) out of Iowa. I bought a few and have been really pleased with the quality and the price. They are strong and lightweight. Good stuff.

TedP

Aluminum Bar Clamps
I like these clamps too. They are cheap for the length they come in and they will apply more than enough pressure. If you get them set to close to the right length before you use them they are light enough that you can easily manage them with one hand, something you can't do with other 4' or 5' long clamps.
01-26-2015 11:25 AM
Cherryville Chuck I read years ago that the most common cause of joint failure is over clamping. You starve the joint for glue by squeezing most of it out. With that in mind, the one handed clamps are really all you need for most clamping jobs and just snugged up, not as hard as you can possibly squeeze the handles at that. I think Irwin might have been the original maker of this type and may still be the best quality.

Stick and I might have to start counting clamps. I might have as many as he does. You can't have too many. My favorites are some German made F clamps that Lee Valley used to sell in a 4". You could buy them in boxes of 10. Wish I'd bought more while they still carried them.
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