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Forum topic by Brian Grabast posted 08-10-2018 01:25 AM 434 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brian Grabast

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08-10-2018 01:25 AM

I have always received good information from this forum so here is another question. How do I keep the plastic pads on Bessey F Style clamps? When I use them I feel like I spend as much time chasing the pad as I do using the clamp. Maybe I just don’t know how to use them.

-- Brian, Olathe KS --- Remember you're only one oops away from expensive firewood.


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 08-10-2018 02:14 AM

this problem is very odd as I have these clamps with not a problem weird :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Andre

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#2 posted 08-10-2018 03:20 AM

Mine stay on okay but have broke a few, found a bag of spares on E-Bay cheap.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Rich

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#3 posted 08-10-2018 03:54 AM

I don’t have a problem with the Bessey pads, but on the spring clamps that I do have the tips slide off of, I use some thick gel CA glue.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 08-10-2018 04:23 AM

No problems here….I have about 30-40 Bessys, and I’m able to keep up with all the plastic pads that come on them….When in doubt, take them off….they will still work just as good….!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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Brian Grabast

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#5 posted 08-10-2018 02:04 PM

I will try the gel CA glue.

-- Brian, Olathe KS --- Remember you're only one oops away from expensive firewood.

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Rich

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#6 posted 08-10-2018 02:18 PM


I will try the gel CA glue.

- Brian Grabast

I was thinking about this since I posted my comment. The place I use it is under a different load than the pad of a F clamp. Perhaps an adhesive like E6000 would do better there since it remains flexible.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Brian Grabast

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#7 posted 08-10-2018 02:57 PM

You have a good point. I like the idea of something that will stay flexible. I will try the E6000.
Thanks

-- Brian, Olathe KS --- Remember you're only one oops away from expensive firewood.

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MrRon

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#8 posted 08-10-2018 03:47 PM

Try double stick tape.

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jonah

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#9 posted 08-10-2018 09:25 PM

I don’t think CA glue will stick to the material the pads are made of. I’d try double stick tape or E6000.

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Rich

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#10 posted 08-10-2018 11:54 PM


I don t think CA glue will stick to the material the pads are made of. I d try double stick tape or E6000.

- jonah

That’s what I just said in post #6…lol

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Woodbum

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#11 posted 08-11-2018 11:31 AM

Do what I do the few times that mine have fallen off. Pick them up and put them back on and continue. My #20 Besseys are worth the niggling amount of trouble that this causes. Be safe, Have fun and Good Luck!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 08-11-2018 12:06 PM

Might try hot melt glue. Warm the metal first.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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