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11-03-2016 03:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clamps question trick jig tip resource clamp

So what are everyone’s ideas on storing your clamps? As you can see I have a couple clamps that need a home.
I would like to hear everyone’s thoughts please. I would go on but I think it’s better to have a conversation in the comments.


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#1 posted 11-03-2016 04:06 PM

I built Norm’s clamp rack nearly a year ago and I like it a lot, no complaints.

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 04:25 PM

Here is roughly 49 projects of people’s clamp racks
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/tag/clamp+rack/by/date/page/1

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#3 posted 11-03-2016 04:26 PM

How do you like it rolling around? I’m not sure I would want something with a foot print.

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#4 posted 11-03-2016 04:32 PM

I’m trying to figure out a system that lifts them to the rafters when not needed. Can’t afford the floor space.

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#5 posted 11-03-2016 05:10 PM

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#6 posted 11-03-2016 05:10 PM

diverlloyd,

While this clamp stand is on castors, it does not roll when loaded with clamps. The clamps are too heavy for the inexpensive small diameter castors. I have to remove most of the clamps to make it mobile. If mobility is required, large diameter heavy duty castors would work better than my home center bought castors.

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#7 posted 11-03-2016 05:15 PM

Monte you could use the stuff for attic access ladders.

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#8 posted 11-03-2016 07:17 PM

I mounted EMT (Conduit) on my shop walls using stand outs and hang my clamps there.

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#9 posted 11-03-2016 07:28 PM

Thanks notw I looked through them but wanted insight into what people are using and liking. I know I could build something and then not like it.

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#10 posted 11-03-2016 07:57 PM

Here’s what I had in my old shop, where I had open rafters
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My shop building now only has 8’ ceilings so I used a section of wall.
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Down at the far end of those racks
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#11 posted 11-03-2016 08:07 PM



As you can see I have a couple clamps that need a home.

- diverlloyd

I have a home for them. I’ll PM you my address and even pay for shipping!

;-)

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#12 posted 11-03-2016 08:21 PM

I have a steel beam in the basement and I hang my small clamps from the bottom lip.

I screwed a 2×4 to an interior wall and I hang my bar clamps from that. Not very pretty but neither use up and shop space.

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#13 posted 11-03-2016 11:48 PM

Ripper if I sold them I know I could make a profit. I only have about $125 in all 50+ clamps. I guess tomorrow I will be making something I just have to cut up a old shelving unit I made to reuse the lumber.

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#14 posted 11-03-2016 11:55 PM

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#15 posted 11-04-2016 03:30 AM



Ripper if I sold them I know I could make a profit. I only have about $125 in all 50+ clamps. I guess tomorrow I will be making something I just have to cut up a old shelving unit I made to reuse the lumber.

- diverlloyd

Wow! All those clamps for $125 bucks? What the heck? I’m curious about those Revo looking bar clamps with the silver heads in the foreground. What are those?

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