Upgrade your clamps, the simple way

comments (4) March 20th, 2012 in Jigs

aronde aronde, member
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Often, when you need to clamp two pieces of wood, you need to put the clamps next to a surface, where you cannot easily turn the handle and put the pressure on the clamp.

I made a small modification to my clamps, by drilling two holes at a 90 degree angle at the end of the wooden shaft, and using Allen keys to turn the shaft.
Works perfectly, and is done in no time. 


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Comments (4)

PlansUBuild PlansUBuild writes: I am a Glazier by trade and I do lots of re-screening of large screen windows and doors. I have made a similar clamp add-on using an old car scissor jack handle to turn the clamp handle to hold the frames in place mounted right onto my work table using two sets of screw in hooks facing each other to hold the handle in place.
Posted: 11:22 am on January 5th

Red_Rover Red_Rover writes: Good idea. Wish I thought of that or saw this when I was clamping up a cabinet.
Fat hands, little clearance, no leverage = sloppy clamp job.
Posted: 4:55 pm on November 13th

JYA JYA writes: The picture is not indicative of its use. If the clamp handle was up against a flat surface that did not allow for your hand to wrap around it; the allen key would be a means of torqueing it tight. I'd merely use a different type of clamp like a wood screw.
Posted: 11:08 am on February 9th

section1 section1 writes: why?
Posted: 11:35 pm on September 17th

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