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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 12-11-2012 12:23 PM 1642 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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12-11-2012 12:23 PM

I have four corner clamps, but I was thinking that this would be great to tighten up the corners after I use my regular corner clamps because they don’t bring miters tight.

How do you all use these. And are they any good or just a source of frustration?

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Bill White

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 02:53 PM

Russ, I’ve never seen that clamp. Who sells ‘em?
Bill

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 02:54 PM

I just found it on Amazon.com. I need something that will tighten up my miter joints while they dry and my corner clamps only hold it steady.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 02:51 AM

Russ, I really like my Bessey band clamps for clamping mitered corners. I don’t use the plastic corners, just the band. I also use a plain old ratchet strap which works just as well but not nearly as handy.

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 02:59 AM

I also use the Bessey clamp, but I do use the plastic corners. Works pretty well, wish I had 2. But, there are options for some home made clamping aids too.

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 03:07 AM

I have that exact clamp, and it works great for picture frames, and I have used it on a couple other things where miters were involved. I use it alone, not with any other clamps.

I believe the brand is Wolfcraft. I am not where I can check it right now. It seems very well made.

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 03:17 AM

Just checked back on Amazon. I see the price is almost $11 higher now than what I paid last year (think it was some kind of special). As much as I like it, not sure I would pay that price. I have used cheap ratcheting tie down straps with homemade wooden corners and that actually works pretty well. Guess it depends upon how much you are going to use it.

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RussellAP

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 03:19 AM

I just ordered the Wolfcraft. I’ll use it in conjunction with my corner clamps.

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