|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 01-17-2015 10:21 PM||1404 views||7 times favorited||12 replies|
01-17-2015 10:21 PM
I saw this tip in a magazine and thought HMMM. This looks like it could be a big help to me in more ways than one.
My last trip to Harbor Freight, I picked up a pair of the 12 inch handscrew clamps. I even had a 20% off coupon to apply to one of them. :-)
Upon closer inspection, I realized my Kreg Klamp Track is too far in on the table to allow the clamp to work as shown in the tip. Durnit. But I forged ahead anyway.
After a quick 30 minuted research and development phase, I decided where to drill the holes in the clamps. I used a 5/16 bit to drill the holes, but I have 1/4 inch toilet bowl flange bolts. That will give me a little room to move them around.
As you can see in the pics, I can set them up in one of several ways, including 90 deg to the table so it could hold a post or leg if needed. And the bolts work in any of my tracks so they can be used out on the table to hold stuff in position while I beat on it!
Note: I have never had the need for this style of clamp before, but now that I have seen it in action, other ideas are popping up faster than I can remember the previous one!
Hope you find this useful.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas