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Forum topic by niki posted 2667 days ago 1396 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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2667 days ago

Good day

Take a clamp, remove the fixed jaw, weld it to an angle iron and screw it on whatever you want.

The clamp in the pic is 4” that cost me less than $1 in Japan (100 Yen shop).
On the second pic you can see one way to use it.


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#1 posted 2667 days ago

You just gotta love those homemade jigs! It is so much more satisfying to use a jig you made yourself, that is custom-made for what YOU do in workshop.
Excellent fabrication. I just wish I could weld.

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#2 posted 2667 days ago

Great Idea. I will use it and I thank you.


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#3 posted 2667 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind replies

You are soooo correct
I make the jigs for two reasons;
The first one is that we don’t have here such a selection like in USA and
The second, that is more important, I love to make them and as you said it’s much bigger satisfaction, (I think that even if I could buy it, I would prefer to make it).

I hope that you can find some friend or shop that will make for you a few “picks”.


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#4 posted 2667 days ago


Did you have a problem welding the clamps considering the “Nickel” finish on the clamps? Maybe the Japanese clamps don’t have that type of finish on them but the ones I have are pretty shiny with some type of coating. I’m afraid it might be difficult to weld as I’ve had problems welding things that were coated before. Any comments?

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#5 posted 2667 days ago

Hi Bassbully

No, I did not have any problems but, to be on the safe side, maybe it’s better if you grind the welding area to remove all the coatings and after the welding paint it (as I did).


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#6 posted 2667 days ago

Very nice Niki. Good safe clamps. and a little easier to adjust over the quick clamps that you need to turn down a rubber bumper to adjust.

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#7 posted 2667 days ago

Great idea! Thanks!

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#8 posted 2650 days ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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#9 posted 2649 days ago

Love it! We have a Harbor Freight store near my home. I normally avoid most everything there, b/c it only runs about the time it takes to post this. They have dirt cheap clamps that are horrible, but they would be perfect for this application.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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