bobj3 said:Hi Gary
You may also want to give wooden clamps a try out, because they are sq. they will hold the stock and hold it flat to top and with a bit of sand paper glued to them they work great for holding small parts and because they are made of wood if you over run the bit it will not damage the bit.
Plus if you clamp them just right you will have a starting point for a bit if you are using one with a bearing on it.
Wooden Hand Screw
I do recommend this one ▼, most of use have scrap wood about that you can use to make your own quick and easy with the kits.
Glue up some 3/4" oak (or any hardwood) scraps and cut out some 1 1/2" blanks,drill some holes and router some slots and you got them done. you can't have to many clamps I do recommend the 4" and the 12" kits, with the 12" kit you can make any size you want or need.
And for only 24.oo bucks (4ea. 12" kits) you have 4 clamps that's hard to beat now days.
I use one all the time (4" the norm.) on the band saw to hold stock, it gives me full control with out the need of a push stick.(for small parts)
Please do Gary, I for one would like to know how they work
MLCS holder ▼
Handscrews I've got but I always have trouble getting them to line up right. How do you use one on the bandsaw? I've already knocked off the tip of my left thumb twice in the last year and a half and it takes months to heal.