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Sauce's adventures in woodworking #3: Harbor freight clamp retrofit

02-18-2018 08:00 AM by SauceMan | 4 comments »

Hey, This one goes out to Paul Sellers… He says he uses cheapo clamps that he strengthens by adding a piece of wood inside to make them sturdier. So I bought 10 HF clamps for $130, and tried it for myself… Here you can see how easily these clamps bow and flex. In both cases I put very little pressure… So I cut some long pieces of wood and cut a slot into then for the protruding notches on the aluminum. I used oak and hard maple because I had scraps of both on hand. Put them in, and now I have 10 much more rigid clamps for cheap! And if you were curious:The square is 0.7”x1.10” with a notch that is about 1/8”...

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