I stumbled across a site that had the Plano panel clamp - they look pretty
nice until I saw the price.
Ive DAGS but cant seem to find a DIY solution. Has anyone made a clone of
these - or their own version of a panel clamp?
Just curious for some ideas.
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Why do you think I don't have a set !
There's a cheaper work-alike out there.
You buy the works, add your own battens
I have some sort of like these:
(Part number 20981 from http://www.rockler.com if the link doesn't
I don't use them much anymore. I think I have 3 or 4 of them. If
you want them, they're yours for 10.00 each plus shipping. If you're
in St. Louis, you can pick them up.
If you're interested, email me.
I have a 3-gang set of the plano clamps. Yes, they're expensive. Yes, they
work well. Yes, you can do the same thing with battens clamped across your
workpiece. It all depends on your inconvenience tolerance vs luxury cash
threshold I guess. For the use I've had from them, they weren't a
particularly cost-effective buy, and they're a bit fiddly to use, but they
I made my own panel clamps using these neat bits from LeeValley:
They work excellently & my panels come out nice & flat. You really
need a drill press to put the holes in your timber when you're making
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