Hog nose clamps

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Blog entry by trucker12349 posted 03-22-2009 04:22 PM 3624 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently viewed a project online that used what they called hog nose clamps to hold a corner together. Can anyone tell me what the heck they are???

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 04:26 PM

A lot of people that build picture frames use them. Rockellor’s and Woodcraft and other woodworking companies carry them in their stores. I have never used them but have considered getting a set. They come with a special plier that spreads the clamp open for positioning.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 04:32 PM

Poor hog. That must hurt!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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John Gray

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 05:13 PM

In the farm country where I grew up they were called hog rings they were “installed” in hogs noses so they would not root excessively (hogs root or tear up the ground in search of something to eat, The rings are similar to the rings used by upholsters to attach fabrics to metal frames.
Picture frame type clamps are often referred to as hog clamps.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 05:28 PM

I use them for pinching crown molding outside corners when gluing….Blkcherry

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 05:45 PM

Thanks guys, now I know what they are. I think my neighbors daughter has one she calls a “piercing”, lol

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#6 posted 03-23-2009 08:54 PM

Just for the heck of it:
I use these all the time and the price was right. They also are easier (IMHO) to use and work surprisingly well.

-- jstegall

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