Kreg clamp not working...?

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Forum topic by Julia posted 03-30-2017 11:59 PM 4242 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2017 11:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clamp kreg pocket hole problem help question

This is my first woodworking project. I bought a Kreg right angle clamp with Automaxx (automatic adjustment). My problem is that the clamp won’t lock! From what I understand, the clamp should snap into a locked position automatically when you squeeze it tight. That’s not happening for me. I squeeze it so that it clamps very tightly, but when I let go, and it doesn’t stay put—it’s just loose. Am I doing something wrong? I’ve watched videos of people using this tool, and it looks like it should just snap to lock. Thanks!

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 12:15 AM

Bought one other week that did similar. When I removed packaging, a piece of small spring fell out and clamp would not work. Returned it and replacement works fine.

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 01:42 PM

A couple of years ago I purchased a pair of Kreg clamps that did the same thing. I contacted Kreg and they promptly sent me a pair of new clamps which have worked flawlessly. Give them a call – can’t hurt.

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