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Anybody out there have any experience using Kant clamps for either metal or wood working? How do they hold up to, say, a c clamp in terms of jaw capacity vs size, clamping force and ease of use?

Reason im asking is because, really, who ever has enough clamps? The Kant clamp seem slightly easier to build in the shop, what with the lack of clamp pad that needs to be able to rotate on a threaded rod and whatnot.

For the record, these are the plans i was anticipating following, though if anyone has plans for a somewhat simple homemade c clamp design id take those too
http://www.ibuildit.ca/Workshop%20Pr...t-twist-1.html
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So nobody used the clamps before?
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Sorry I've never used them.
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I use the real Kant Twist clamps for metal working. Great clamps.

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I use the real Kant Twist clamps for metal working. Great clamps.
Woo, somebody! So for metal working, how do they compare to a c clamp? The biggest advantage ive heard it that they dont have the same pad attached to the threaded rod as a c clamp wood, so the kant clamps cant twist the pieces out of alignment. Any truth to that?
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Woo, somebody! So for metal working, how do they compare to a c clamp? The biggest advantage ive heard it that they dont have the same pad attached to the threaded rod as a c clamp wood, so the kant clamps cant twist the pieces out of alignment. Any truth to that?
The clamps themselves are designed not to twist. Have you seen 'C' clamps that have been over tightened and sprung? Not likely to do that with Kant Twist clamps.

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