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binder clamps...

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these come in little itty bitty to gorilla sizes....
great little numbers, strong, work well and last a long time...
cheap..
clamp small glue ups..
hang up the plan...
book marks..
hold the pattern in place..
small tool holders/hangers...
once you start to use them their job discription gets really long..
beats the snot out of clothes pins..
never seem to break or wear out..
they don't become part of the glue up for they are metal or plastic...
(the plastic ones have a very short life span in the shop)

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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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This would also be a good choice for something you are clamping in place for the long term. Small, out of the way. I have a shower curtain behind my sliding miter saw and the big size would really hold it in place without tying up a regular, larger clamp. The little handles fold down so the profile is really tiny.

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So, the expression. " you cannot have too many clamps" is true....?

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binder clamps...

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these come in little itty bitty to gorilla sizes....
great little numbers, strong, work well and last a long time...
cheap..
clamp small glue ups..
hang up the plan...
book marks..
hold the pattern in place..
small tool holders/hangers...
once you start to use them their job discription gets really long..
beats the snot out of clothes pins..
never seem to break or wear out..
they don't become part of the glue up for they are metal or plastic...
(the plastic ones have a very short life span in the shop)

Page of links to more uses:
https://www.google.com/search?q=bind......&gws_rd=ssl
Thank God . I was concerned this was going to be some type of expensive clamp I didn't have , as I've already spent well over a G note on clamps since I joined here

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a G should buy about a million of them..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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I had a ceiling fan out of balance. My brother used one of those and a penny (when we still had them in circulation) and experimented until he found the balance spot.
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So, the expression. " you cannot have too many clamps" is true....?
I am amazed how many I have. I've kept upgrading them over the last decade and have gotten rid of nearly all my plastic clamps.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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Thanks Stick. I am transferring a pattern for a child's rocking chair right now and I forgot all about these. I probably have over 50 in various sizes.

Tom,

If you use them for a more permanent hold, you can squeeze and remove the chrome handles but make sure you put them somewhere where you can find them again in case you need to remove the clamp and where the better half won't dispose of them. Been there.

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Who'da thunk...thanks for the reminder of other uses...

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Yep, those are handy for quite a few woodshop chores! I use several sizes of them - and often with the shiny "handles" removed. Rubber bands will work short-term, but when they (eventually) deteriorate things come apart - so I get the ones that are used to hold (long hair) "pony tails". Those also work extremely well for rolls of drawings - which I use daily for building plans & detail sheets.

Great suggestion!

By the way, "Stick" why don't you ever tell us your real name? I know it now.

It is: Limb Branch - so I'm thinking "Stick" is just a nickname!

Real name for me: Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia

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