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11-10-2013 07:32 PM


I want to know what is the percentage of people who prefer using a mobile clamp rack than a clamp rack on a wall of your shop?

Thanks for your responses

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 07:40 PM

I keep my , about 75 clamps hanging on the wall on a section of elect. conduit secured to the wall on stand outs.

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 07:54 PM

Floor space is at a premium in my shop, so I went with a wall-based solution:

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 07:57 PM

Floor space issue here also so wall it was.

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 08:20 PM

No compromise here in my basement shop: Walls, floor, drawers, door and ceiling.
As they say: You can’t never have enough space to store all your clamps ! LOL



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#5 posted 11-10-2013 08:41 PM

In my old shop, I hung ‘em from the rafters using long finish nails. For the longer clamps I went up the rafters so the bottom edges were all pretty level at approx. 7.5ft. High enough I wouldn’t bump into them and easy for me to reach when I needed one (or 10)

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 08:59 PM

I actually built Norm’s mobile clamp rack. While a great concept, it was just too big for my 450sf shop, so I took it apart and returned to using my original wall-mounted rack, which is pretty basic. Even the Rockler mobile metal rack is too big. Now I plan to remove the old wall mounted unit and build the rack pictured below. I can’t remember where I pasted it from, maybe Wood or PWW. I hate not giving proper credit. Since both floor and wall space are a premium in my humble shop, hanging multiple clamps of the same size on one support is the best compromise for me.

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 09:12 PM

I only have ~ 50 clamps,they are hanging on the shop walls,if I see a void on the walls,I either put up a shelf or stick a nail to hang something.those floor racks are great if you have the floor space .

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#9 posted 11-10-2013 09:14 PM

I modeled a mobile clamp rack after Norm’s A-frame unit to get some reasonably dense storage space. In practice, I rarely move it around from its resting place against the wall. If I had it to do over again, I’d still build a mobile rack for efficient storage.

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 09:52 PM

i considered a mobile clamp rack when i built mine a couple weeks ago,but decided i had enough in the garage thats mobile and it seems i’m pushing to much around to get to something else.

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 10:14 PM

In the beginning, wall, now rolling, about to be both.

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#12 posted 11-10-2013 10:44 PM

I’m switching to mobile. My shop (30×40) is running out of wall room…several benches because it is more than a wood shop but add in wall racks for drill bits, paints/stains, heat plant, music, misc storage, doors/windows etc. it it is pretty much full. I have a lot of room in the middle.

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#13 posted 11-10-2013 10:47 PM

Mobile rack here. It does save some steps.

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 11:00 PM

Wall for me…..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#15 posted 11-10-2013 11:22 PM

i made a mobil one
then had it loaded with 12 each clamps
from 6” to 5’

thing was so heavy
i can’t move it
so it sits against the wall now

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