a close-up of the damage:
So, I really like using the iron hold-down clamps that go into dog holes on my workbench. I almost always tap them in a few times to get a good hold.
This time, however, I got lazy. I was holding down a piece of wood on the workbench to cut, and put this in the dog hole. I decided to, instead of my usual practice, just give it one good solid smack to set it.
It quietly and neatly snapped right in two!
Is this something other people have experienced? I am using the Rockler brand hold-down clamps. I do like using them, and would like to continue (which I will, for a while anyway – I have one more).
Are there other brands that might not have this problem? I certainly plan on not hitting them that hard in the future, but it seems like that’s kind of what they were designed to do, and I would hate to have to buy news every couple of months just because they tend to snap.
If that is the case, I will use something else, but, like I said, I really do like using them.
Insights and advice are always appreciated.
-- Chris, Minneapolis