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Forum topic by GMman posted 08-18-2010 05:12 PM 1203 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2010 05:12 PM

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Any of you guys using pocket holes check out this pocket hole joinery clamp from Rockler.

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 06:13 PM

Not sure how long is the pin going into the pocket hole, but I would like it if it’s got a quick release.

They should make one for assembling face frames similar to a vise grip, now that would be fast and easy

-- Ed

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 03:42 PM

I bought two of these, & I don’t recommend them.

They just slowed things up, & when I used it on pine it pulled through, cracked open the hole.

Besides I think it’s redundant, because the screws offer plenty of clamping pressure.

I only used one of these clamps. The other is still in the package.

If anyone is interested, make me an offer with a PM.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 03:59 PM

I have one of these. It works okay (with hardwoods, at least). Like Ed said, a quick-release option would be better. Also, it’s only useful when connecting two pieces of wood on the same plane and so it might be worth it for one who does a lot of face frames.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 04:15 PM

Your pic is blocked for me. Are you talking about Rockler # 38518?

WC has a quick release version (149089 and 144738). Anyone know how this one compares to the Rockler?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 04:30 PM

Just another piece of “shop bling” in my estimation.


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#6 posted 08-19-2010 05:21 PM

I’ll just stick with my Kreg clamps.

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