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03-09-2012 10:22 PM

These are a great invention: used these when I built my addition: couldn’t have done it without them. Description from Lee Valley website, where I bought them:

“This is a tool long overdue in the market.
It is a large turnbuckle with attachment plates at either end. It can be used to plumb walls, square up framing, pull together studs and joists (or push them apart) and straighten warped structural members for fixing in place.

It can exert up to 2000 lb of force with 80 lb of force on the turnbuckle handle. In most common use, one plate is screwed to a 2×4 and the other to a stud wall or post. The free end of the 2×4 is then nailed or screwed to a joist, deck, floor, etc.

Maximum travel is 7-3/4”. Better than a hired hand. Made in USA. “

Some light surface rust, but they work perfectly. These are $40 a pair, or $70 for the set of four, plus shipping from zip 06092.

Lee Valley Scroogeclamps

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 11:16 AM

You can’t really appreciate how useful these are until you actually use them. I used them to temp. brace walls of an addition I was building. I was working alone, so it allowed me to dial in a perfectly plumb/straight wall with no helpers. The only place I’ve seen them is at Lee Valley. Very heavy duty, and happy to say, made in USA.

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 11:19 AM

thanks for the tip.

-- Custom furniture

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