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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 10-08-2012 11:17 PM 1043 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChrisCarr

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10-08-2012 11:17 PM

I need to buy some clamps and am wondering what would be the best kind to buy for face gluing boards together?
I need to glue up three 2×4’s to make nice thick workbench legs and stretchers.
I was not sure what to buy.
The cheaper the better since I will need a lot.


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#1 posted 10-08-2012 11:30 PM

I’d go for Bessey 12” “F” style clamps. Not the cheapest, but far more useful than C clamps.

You’ll use them over and over again…

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#2 posted 10-08-2012 11:57 PM

Besseys are good but I prefer Jorgensen because they are made in the USA and actually cost a little less.

It never hurts to have come “C” clamps around the shop as well. I have 4 each of 4” and 6”. For the money, it’s hard to fault Harbor Freight “C” clamps. Their 6” is usually on sale for around $4 or $5 each.

I would recommend at least 4 clamps on something the length of a bench leg.

There is one Bessey clamp I strongly recommend and that is the “C” clamp with a forked end. It gives you three pads , 2 on the forked end and one on the screw. That is really helpful to put in the middle of a glue-up to keep the parts from sliding around. Or you could shoot a brad or two through the boards to keep them aligned.

What ever you do for clamps, you can’t go wrong because you never have too many.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 02:00 AM

I agree with crank, Jorgensons. Been using them for 40 years and they are the best for face glueing.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 05:28 PM

Not all Jorgensen’s are made in the USA. Make sure to check for the stamp first if that’s important to you. Adjustable Clamp Co, Jorgensen’s parent company, started offshoring some of their clamps earlier this year.

Rich;)

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teejk

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 05:39 PM

tried them all…I keep going back to the 3/4” pony clamps. cheap and adaptable to whatever length you need as long as you have a thread on a piece of cheap black pipe (better yet if you know a plumber with a thread cutter). and I find that little crank handle is much easier to use than the alternatives.

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 05:45 PM

I agree that “F” style clamps work well for face clamping but others will do the job also like pipe clamps,wood screw clamps and even bar clamps with calls if you have enough.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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