Damstom makes it easier

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Review by Alexandre Lussier posted 03-23-2016 12:04 PM 2496 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone, I got myself a four pack of these couple weeks ago and these really make the panel gluing process easier and faster. Damstom clamps are well designed and works well. With the clamping pressure, there is no need to lock the rear caul part of it. Just push firmly on it as you clamp.

As you know, the most important part of a panel gluing is the wood prep and no clamps will do it for you but if you want to make the process easier and faster, these clamps may be for you. Take a look at the vids on their site. It’s really that simple.

I’m very pleased with these, the only downsides are the fact that this is a little overpriced and it does not come with stands or foot so you have to build yourself something.

Sorry for any weird sentence of word use, I speak french most of the time.

Thanks for reading and feel free to ask if you have any questions.

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 04:15 PM

I would think these would be your 1st choice? Name sounds French? LOL!

Dubuque clamps.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 04:29 PM

These clamps did not seem better than pipe clamps but they have a great name!

Damstom is a Company from Québec, Canada about 2 Hours drive from my home. The clamps were made there. I was happy to buy a tool that ’s not from oversea! A tool that works great.

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 11:28 PM

Salutations de Montréal.

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 12:54 PM

I’ve seen these before and wonder how well they’d work on end grain cutting boards to reduce the drum sanding time. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 06:08 PM

Read as I did the review in Festools site re this device
some modifications are suggested
also Roclkler is selling this smaller model for $49.00
a newer model is coming soon.
Looks interesting

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 03-25-2016 05:15 AM

My experience with the clamps is generally positive. They work well to clamp panels with few or many pieces.
A couple hints though.
You will need a scrap piece of wood between the piece to be clamped and the swivel head. They are fairly sharp edged circles and they will leave a circular impression when clamping. Especially in soft woods. The cross bar at the other end is fine.
If you are looking for these to act as clamping cauls also , you will be disappointed they are just edge clamps. If you need cauls, you supply your own. An even layout will minimize drum sanding but will not eliminate it.
Get the coated versions. Wood glue sticks to the basic galvanized ones well and it takes a bit to get the glue off.
Having said that these work well to provide even clamping pressure to both the upper and lower rods.
The threaded clamp side works well without issues.
The bars adjust to different thicknesses of wood easily although the two knobs at the threaded end could be captive.
Overall, they are really useful but a little expensive.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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