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Has any one used the Boomer bar clamps and skill saw plate from MLCS to cut sheet goods? It seems like a good idea and I could use the clamps as clamps.

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Has any one used the Boomer bar clamps and skill saw plate from MLCS to cut sheet goods? It seems like a good idea and I could use the clamps as clamps.

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I have not tried these particular ones, but have had poor luck with this type of set-up. I have invested in the past in this type clamping straight edge and found that the clamps move during use, the plastic breaks and the clamps are useless. I went back to wood straight edges and quick clamps. Maybe it is just me .

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I've had the same problem, there always seems to be a little clearance in the clamping mechanism to the point that you can move the edge off your pencil line.
 

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Don it looks very simular to something I bought and gave away , just under a differant brand name .
I would make a track for your saw IMHO.

In my case I finally broke down and bought a Festool track saw . Wish I had known about track saws years ago
 

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Thanks guys for your opinions. I kinda figured that would be the answer. I don't cut enough plywood to buy a track saw so I will get the box stores to cut it to a size I can handle.
 

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Has any one used the Boomer bar clamps and skill saw plate from MLCS to cut sheet goods? It seems like a good idea and I could use the clamps as clamps.

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they're great w/ a router and a trim bit to ''joint'' an edge///
 

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I use the Emerson brand and found out quickly that I didn't need tons of pressure against them to keep my saw in place. Once past that "learning curve" I've encountered no problems with them.
 
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