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Make your own - shop aids, tools, jigs #3: Pipe clamps, aluminum pipe?

01-26-2018 01:18 PM by curliejones | 1 comment »

I recently bought a 3/4” pipe clamp at a thrift store that seemed very light considering it was 5 ft long and had Pony cast iron fittings. The pipe intrigued me and I found it to be non-magnetic with an i.d. of 0.87” , an o.d. of 1.04”. I concluded the pipe was Schedule 40 Aluminum. I researched and found almost no info, no one using Aluminum pipe for clamps??? The pipe seemed rigid enough for shop use, but I know it will not equal resistance to flex like iron pipe. – Let me start by saying I won’t be throwing out my iron pipe clamps that I need occasionally. Most of mine are the toothed-pawl type with a Craftsman label. These just seem like over-kill for s...

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