Looks like the clamp mating season is well under way...Sideways":fm55ny68 said:
Total hodge podge on a simple storage box for sawblades made up out of repurposed / leftovers.
Jet clamps, Irwin, Axminster, Veritas, Quick Grip, and some cheap tat mitre clamps.
Long clamps are great except when you're storing them
Why not add a few ratchet straps into the equation? If you can put some rounded-over packers on each edge then they can be a useful additional bit of pressure, albeit not you want to have as your primary clamping. And they're cheap, cheap, cheap.beech1948":2wun891w said:.......I am faced with a contract due in 2 months for an 18Ft long board room table which is 4 ft wide. I have estimated that I will need around 20 or so new clamps........
A quick google reveals more than a couple of places that will hire out clamps - assuming they're still functioning with c19 - would this be an option (either that or maybe finding someone to lend you some)?beech1948":2t1frdre said:I have Bessey, Irwin, etc etc in all about 40 clamps.
I am faced with a contract due in 2 months for an 18Ft long board room table which is 4 ft wide. I have estimated that I will need around 20 or so new clamps.
The cost of these clamps is prohibitive at around £1300 or more if made by Bessey.
After much research I intend to use two methods to progress.
1) Folding wedges where possible
2) Self made clamps based on a design by John Heisz.
If I don't use these two approaches then the profitability of the job is significantly compromised with a much much reduced profit.
I'll let you all know how it goes.