Sigh... why do many pistol grip hand clamps leave an oil stain?

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Forum topic by Hopdevil posted 04-21-2015 12:07 AM 611 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2015 12:07 AM

Minor rant here….
I was sanding some large pieces and used several pistol grip hand clamps to hold it in place on the workbench. They were only on for about 30 minutes. When I released them, there was an ‘oil stain’ for lack of a better word on the wood in the design of the pad on the clamp. In this case, it was some Bora models.

The stains cleaned up with some sanding before it had a chance to soak in.

But why, with all the new materials out there are manufacturers still using this type of stuff… I’m looking at you Bora! (bought at Woodcraft)

ok…. rant off

-- Buzz ---- Fare Thee Well!

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 12:48 AM

Too many companies are out to make a buck the cheapest way they can.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 01:16 AM

It might be left over mold release? Perhaps a good wipe down with rubbing alcohol would help? Cleaning the rubber first, that is.

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