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clark
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Clamps

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Does anyone know where I can get a lot of clamps cheap? I only need about a million! :D

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Harbor Freight. Check them every week for sales.

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Post by narduccimarine »

I have found that you can find great bargains at dollar stores, auto parts places where they have a sale table, flea markets, or places like that. They are everywhere and thats where I bought most of my clamps. Using them on a wood project they dont have to be top quality.
When I buy tools, I usually buy the best, they last a lifetime, but for something like clamps and epoxy brushes, I find the cheapest.
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Post by Eric »

I bought a gross of 2" spring clamps from Amazon.com last fall.

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In a pinch, you can make your own "fleet" of spring clamps from scrap plastic drainpipe. Cut into 1" "steaks", and then cut an opening in each. Double, triple, or quad them up to vary the tension.

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sorry... photo link doesn't seem to be working... try this...

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.j ... e4tgz&Ux=1
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Post by clark »

That link doesnt seem to be working. Can you try again? How do these clamps hold up?

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Sorry that I can't seem to get the photos to work... :x

I'll try again tonite from my home computer.

They hold up pretty well, I have never had one break.... They don't have as much clamping pressure as commercial clamps, but they are good for glue-ups where you are not doing heavy bending.... or alternated with heavier duty clamps.

I've probably got 40 "commercial" clamps and 20 of these... There have been times when I've counted all 60 clamps on the boat.
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Sorry for thhe hassle. I tried to fix the link. It's the second photo in the album.

If you still can't see it, PM me, and I'll eMail the photo to you.

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Post by clark »

I could not see it. Can you email it to me at cemcgill@kent.edu.

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Re: Clamps

Post by coach »

clark wrote:Does anyone know where I can get a lot of clamps cheap? I only need about a million! :D
Pcv 6" is good for making clamps also..Cut it in 6" pieces then in the middle...

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Post by razopp »

I second the Harbor Freight suggestion. I fortunately have one within a mile of the house so shipping doesn't factor in to my decision. However, I get 4-6" C-Clamps all the time for around $1.99 each. They also frequently have the 12" F-Clamps (not the cheap plastic ones) on sail for $2.99. All of these have been very serviceable for the woodworking on my Minuet. As mentioned before the castings are real high quality, but they are plenty serviceable for securing the work.

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Greenies from Home Depot

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I like the "Greenies" at Home Depot.. a 2" spring clamp for $.99.. They cant do the work of a 4" C clamp, but they are normally the clamp I grab for many tasks.

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