Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: One-hand clamps
Response To:
One-hand clamps *LINK* ()

david weaver
I've got a couple of the irwin branded plastic clamps, and a couple of generics that rockler sold years ago for cheap (maybe they still do).

They work very well, and I no longer automatically assume I need bone crushing pressure for everything (despite the magazine articles i read first starting out suggesting that everything should be doused in huge amounts of glue and then clamed to 100 or 150 pounds per square inch).

I don't know if anyone else remembers those discussions, but they were comical because people were starting to suggest that maybe bessey clamps weren't enough to ensure a decent joint because laid on their side, they may not be able to put that much pressure on each square inch.

Those look nice.

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