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a1Jim

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08-29-2015 02:23 PM

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Hi gang
My turn to ask a question. Even though I have close to 300 clamps and I’m pushing 30 years as a woodworker I have never used these type of clamps before( WOODTEK® EQUI-PRESSURE CLAMPS ) Has anyone had experiance using these type of panel clamps?
Thanks Jim

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#1 posted 08-29-2015 03:34 PM

Jim, I will be watching this one. I see these at the woodcraft store all the time and they are a good seller. I made something similar but only clamps them flat, not together. They sure look worth the time of day. Buy a few and add them to your collection and let us know. I’m interested.

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#2 posted 08-29-2015 03:36 PM

I guess we will see what other folks have to say about them Dave.

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#3 posted 08-29-2015 03:44 PM

I bought 2 sets from Peach Tree at the woodworking show in Milwaukee
( http://www.ptreeusa.com/panel_glue_up.htm ). I have not tried them because we are in the process of moving and at our new place I’ll have more room to be able to do some larger signs and panels. They looked pretty nice at the show a bit different than the ones you are showing here Jim. Not a lot of help but possibally another to look at and to choose from.

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#4 posted 08-29-2015 04:45 PM

Jim; I have been using these type of clamps for a few years and they work very well. One suggestion; you need to do a dry run fit first so when the boards are glued you know what notch to use. I also would use a bar clamps on each side to raise the wood up from the bench so the pressure clamps can be positioned under the wood before clamping. I also place a scrap piece of wood on the ends of the boards I am clamping and the pressure clamp so as not to leave a depression.

Don

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#5 posted 08-29-2015 05:42 PM

Jim,

At $350 a pair it will be down, way down on my list of need to buy. LOL! But they might save time in a more commercial shop which would justify the cost?

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#6 posted 08-29-2015 06:07 PM

I think the clamps are about $30 for each one. They are not the first thing on the page linked to.

I have them and they are OK but like always with panels you need a good fit with your boards and care keep everything aligned during clamping.

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#7 posted 08-29-2015 06:09 PM

Doc Savage-
You need to scroll down a little. These are 28.99 each.

Bart

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#8 posted 08-29-2015 06:10 PM



Jim,

At $350 a pair it will be down, way down on my list of need to buy. LOL! But they might save time in a more commercial shop which would justify the cost?

- DocSavage45

Where did you get that price from?

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#9 posted 08-29-2015 06:13 PM

Panel Max system at Peachtree posted by 1Woody. The others I didn’t check but are within my price range. LOL!

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#10 posted 08-29-2015 06:43 PM

One thing I see with clamps like this is if you’re clamping up panels (as shown above) or maybe cutting boards, what’s to keep the wood clamp from getting glued to the pieces you’re gluing up?

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#11 posted 08-29-2015 06:58 PM

What about glue squeeze out onto the clamps wood?

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#12 posted 08-29-2015 08:22 PM

Thanks guys
Hey Tom Not sure where the $350 price came from but these are $25.49 ea.
Arlin all you would have to do is wax up the wood part of the clamp that makes contact with your panel.

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#13 posted 08-29-2015 08:31 PM

I have several of this type clamp from Woodcraft, they do a good job, but it is awkward to use and takes a bit of adjustment while setting up.

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#14 posted 08-29-2015 08:42 PM

Thanks for the info Smitty.

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#15 posted 08-29-2015 08:43 PM

They must work o.k. as they are still around after all this time. Pic of old Roubo clamps very similar

I have a set similar that I got at a garage sale years ago and have yet to take out of the box. Maybe this thread is what I needed to try them out.

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