I recently ordered several of these to get my clamp collection off the
floor and here's what I found:
The pipe clamp racks are a perfect fit for 3/4 inch Jorgensen pipe
clamps and also work fine with 1/2inch versions. The bar clamp racks
are a perfect fit for Bessey K-Bodies. They also work fine with
Jorgensen bar clamps, both regular and heavy duty style, although the
width of the slot means these are free to twist a bit. The bar clamp
racks are marginal at best for holding Bessey "Tradesman" bar clamps,
however. The opening in the upturned lip at front is not wide enough
to allow to these clamps to seat properly: they're prone to falling
off if knocked lightly.
Not to sound coy or anything - but 15 bux for a clamp rack that holds 11
clamps (thats if you by 4 of them)
Dont know about the rest of you - but id rather spend $$ on the clamps vs a
commercial clamp holder.
Here is a $3.95 solution that will hold 24 of them.
Go to the borg and buy a 2x4. (ok insert straight 2x4 joke here lol)
Next put a 5/8 dado blade in your table saw.
Make a 5/8 x 1 1/2"deep dado every 4 inches.
Mount it on the wall.
That will hold just about any bar type clamp. (adjust dado as needed)
For pipe clamps chuck a fostner bit in your drill press the appropriate size
and make some holes then hog out the fronts w/ a dado.
To get really fancy - put a peice of hardboard on the front of the 2x4 and
over hang it 1/4".
The lip will more than enought to make sure they dont slide out.
at the moment I have my light bar clamps standing in a 5 gallon bucket
full of short cuts of 1" pvc pipe. it works pretty well, though I do
want to make a clamp cart with room for the c clamps and bottles of
glue and whatever clamping/ assembly stuff I can think of to keep
there as well...
On 17 Dec 2003 10:00:41 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to minimize wall space, just hang bar clamps from a plain
old un-notched 2X4 offset from the wall using some kind of shelf
bracket. The clamps can actually touch, so this minimizes the amount
of space required. The 2X4 doesn't even need to be straight. C-clamps
can be hung directly on brackets or big spikes (e.g. 12") hammered
into the studs. Ditto for spring clamps. That's what I do, although I
am contemplating building a moving stand as I am running out of wall
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Sroll down and click on "Clamps" and "clamps 2" for pictures. You might
also want to check out Tom's lumber storage solution; it looks really
effective. The link is right above the clamp pic links: "Lumber storage
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