|Review by Bob Simmons||posted 02-04-2011 12:23 AM||10913 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Some viewers have inquired about the miter clamps used in the articles and videos of my woodworking blog. So, here is my response and a review of the Ulmia Miter Clamps and Pinch Clamps. These are terrific tools for clamping corners. Read on and you will understand why.
Over 30 years ago I took a deep breath as I purchased what I thought at the time were expensive tools. The Ulmia miter clamp pliers, clamp rings, and spring pinch clamps had a place in my tool box then and still do today. Back then for a young apprentice they seemed pretty pricey. However, the purchase was made as an investment and over time the investment has paid off handsomely. It’s hard to count the number of times that they have been used. However, these clamps have made the quality of both my woodwork and my life better. Here’s why.
As woodworkers we often work with miter joints. We may cut miters for all types of moulding…crown, base, chair rail, you name it. Anytime we fit and glue miters we need to secure the joint until the glue sets. The same applies to many other miter situations with wood projects in the shop and the Ulmia miter clamps do a superb job. These tools are a cinch to work with as they allow the woodworker to simply go from miter to miter with ease. The Ulmia pliers and ring clamps work well when more pressure is needed to secure the joint. The pinch clamps perform well for the smaller miter joints requiring less pressure. I recommend these tools in a heart beat and chances are you’ll be glad to have them when gluing miter joints in your woodworking shop. The Ulmia clamps allow the woodworker to work accurately, work faster, and work with more confidence. Simply align the miter joint and fasten the clamp.
Here are examples of why I enjoy working with the Ulmia clamps.
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