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Diggerjacks

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165 days ago

Hello

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

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 165 days ago

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

-- In God We Trust

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TheDane

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#2 posted 165 days ago

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

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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TravisH

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#3 posted 165 days ago

Floor space issue here also so wall it was.

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 165 days ago

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

Best,

Serge

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 165 days ago

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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davidroberts

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#6 posted 165 days ago

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.

-- God is Great, Wood is Good. nuff said.

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Bill White

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#7 posted 165 days ago

Wall.
Bill

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distrbd

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#8 posted 165 days ago

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 .

-- Ken from Ontario

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BArnold

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#9 posted 165 days ago

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.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 165 days ago

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.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#11 posted 165 days ago

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

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teejk

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#12 posted 165 days ago

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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cutworm

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#13 posted 165 days ago

Mobile rack here. It does save some steps.

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 165 days ago

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

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patron

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#15 posted 165 days ago

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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