hope this type of post is kosher here
i'm trying to find a source for a whole bunch of spring clamps,
ive seen alot of junky metal and plastic ones on ebay, but the decent
ones on there were very pricey i thought..
i need 100 to 200 decent quality spring clamps for ongoing small
"glue-up"projects.. i live in long island NY.
2"mouth would be minimum.some larger sizes would be good as well
any ideas please let me know
Matt att tribalwind d0t c0m.
I know that a few years ago, home Depot sold a decent 2" capacity
spring clamp for a buck. Over a period of a few months, I bought one or
two every time I went there, til I had about 20 or so.
But, here's an idea that you may be able to use rather than spending
$100-200 on spring clamps. Buy or scrounge a length of 4" or 6" PVC
pipe. Cut it into 1" lengths. I've done it on the tablesaw, which does
a nice job but the plastic sawdust is a mess. Then make a single cut
radially, so that when you spread the piece of pipe, it is in a 'C'
shape. Just spread them apart by hand, then let the edges come back
together over the surfaces you are clamping. You can make a second cut
if necessary to allow for somewhat thicker workpieces.
Not my idea, I don't remember where I first saw it, but it's commonly
used in small boat building to clamp a gunwhale (sp?) around the
sides of a boat.
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