|Forum topic by Jei'son||posted 1539 days ago||832 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
1539 days ago
I’m planning on glueing up some 2×3s to make a basic workbench top (and just for the excuse to experiment on glueing up a panel, never done that before!), and I’ll need to buy some clamps for the job (final size will be 1 1/2” thick x 27” wide x 68” long), and was looking at either some Rockler pipe clamps or Jet 31” parallel jaw clamps.
Is there a general minimum number of clamps per foot for glueing up a panel like this? I’m assuming approx 1 per foot for a total of 6 clamps, but considering good parallel clamps are about $85 a pair if I can do the job with 4 my budget would be happier (esp since I’m trying to save up for a jointer), or do I need even more…I don’t want to cheap out and end up with a useless panel. (I know I’ll need more eventually but I like to buy only what I need for the project at hand)
-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.