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Blog entry by amagineer posted 526 days ago 1295 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally upgraded to big boy clamps. I won four jorgenson cabinet clamps on ebay ( 2 three foot and 2 four foot) for $80 (locale pickup only). I used them to clamp up a cutting board and I now know what I was missing all these years. They kept the wood perfectly inline. They will save me a lot of clamp up time.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!



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ratchet

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#1 posted 526 days ago

Glad they worked out for you.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 526 days ago

Yes you’ve discovered the sheer convenience of this type of clamp. I’ve got a bunch. One thing I’ve found is that different brands have different depths from back to bar so if you’re using 4 of them (2 of one brand and 2 of another) the bar height when laid on the bench is different. It’s great to have a glue-up sitting flat on all four bars instead of floating above two of them.
So, if I can I try to get the same brand.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 526 days ago

You got a great deal on these! Less than half price. I have “dreams” of stepping up to these but thats in the future and something to look forward too. Great get on eBay!!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 526 days ago

Congrats!!!! Blondie dogs me all the time when I say, “I won this on EBay.” She replies,” Oh so it’s free?” I’m like no, it cost me X amount of dollars. Her reply, “well if you’re paying, you really didn’t win this honey.” Ahhh, aren’t our better half’s so much fun. So every time I win or someone else wins something on EBay I think of this…. Thought you might get a kick out that.

Clamps are like nice tools once you get a few you can never have enough. Congrats to you and enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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camps764

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#5 posted 526 days ago

Jealous! Nice clamps are on my Christmas/Father’s Day/Birthday/Any Other Present Giving Occasion list…I’ve heard from enough people on here that there really is a difference between the cheapo’s and the nice ones that I want to get a few to try out myself.

The more serious I get about woodworking the more I realize that quality of tools really does matter.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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amagineer

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#6 posted 526 days ago

Ken: It must be a wife thing; Donna says the same to me when I tell her of the great deal I got on ebay.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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SPalm

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#7 posted 526 days ago

Hey Don, congrats.
They are really great. I have had problems with glue getting into the ‘teeth’ along the length of the bar. No biggie, but maybe wax, or wax paper, or just wiping them down will keep ‘em going for a long time.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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amagineer

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#8 posted 526 days ago

Steve: I use cling wrap or wax paper(depending on the type of project) to cover the clamps. Stops the glue from gumming up the teeth. Hope this helps.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 525 days ago

You can never have too many clamps, and a good deal on them is even better, congrats.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 525 days ago

Hey Don congrats on the new clamps, I love mine and I use painters tape to keep the teeth clean

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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