I have some Jorgensen Cabinet Master clamps, and I really like the way the
work. Very good investment. I've not had a bit of trouble with them, but I
have with some other Jorgensens.
I bought some regular 3700 series clamps quite a long time ago. Since I
recently purchased some CM clamps that come faced with the nice orange
plastic that worked great, I decided to buy some of the orange pads for my
smaller hand clamps.
I put them on about a week ago. A few nights ago I clamped up some oak
spindles on a bed I'm making. I also clamped up some walnut trim pieces on a
blanket chest and some maple trim on toy box. On every piece was a round
blotch slightly bigger than the clamp pads. I tried to sand it off. No dice.
Its soaked into the wood.
How the hell do I get this foreign substance out of my wood? I have $300 in
walnut in the blanket chest that will get finished with just a couple coats
of catalyzed lacquer. If this project is ruined, I don't know what the hell
I'll do. I surely don't want to rebuild it. And I know the customer is not
going to be happy waiting for another one.
Anyone know how to treat this problem?
Do you know what caused it? A release agent in the plastic molds?
I tried sanding the faces of the pads and cleaning them. Clamped a test
piece. It still stained the wood.
Are they defective pads? Do they all do this? Anybody have the home phone
number for the president of Jorgensen?
Not a happy customer right now.