Wire Wheel Cleans Dried Glue Off Parallel-Jaw Clamp Bars
I love my parallel-jaw clamps (I use the Bessey K Body model), but I don’t love how dried glue gets on the notched bars and makes it difficult to move the jaws. To quickly remove the built-up glue, try a wire wheel held in a drill. Spin the wheel as fast as your drill will allow, and position it perpendicular to the bars so it whisks the glue out of the tiny notches. Be sure to do all sides of the bars. It takes only a minute or two. Afterward, wipe some paste wax on the bars to make it harder for glue to stick next time.
—Walter Baziuk, Ottawa, Ont., Canada