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How many clamps do you have?

I never counted how many clamps I have until today when my wife asked me why I just bougt 4 more. So out of curiosity I counted them...96 so far! I am sure that is nothing compared to others. But I have found out that the old adage is true............"you can never have enough clamps".

I made my own molding the other day and used 15 clamps on each section. There were 4 sections I did at the same time.

How many clamps do you guys have?
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I don't have near 96. I have 12 to 15 pipe clamps, 6 to 8 C clamps, 5 hand screws,2 welding clamps, 1 universal clamp and between 20 and 30 spring clamps.
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including all types, over 50.
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I have so many because I inherited some and I still have some of the ones I started with that are el cheapo's and are only useful for minor clamping duties. Overall I have about 20 or so quality clamps and about 20 spring clamps of different sizes.
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I have 16 parallel bar clamps......14 F Style clamps.....2 pipe clamps.....6 c clamps....

And my wife things I have too many too....

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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I suppose about 60, need another 100 more.
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Embarrassing, a bakers dozen or so.

Its on my to do list!!!
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not enough! 😄
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Two more than I had two days ago. But never enough.

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I have 12 Bessey k body's, 4 jet Bessey copy's and about 20 quick grips.
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How many clamps do you have?

Here is my last glue up one k body to spare, but I still need about 100 more.
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Here is my last glue up one k body to spare, but I still need about 100 more.
Dang forgot picture.How many clamps do you have?-imageuploadedbywood-working-talk1419294304.979484.jpg
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Too many! Rob
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Too many! Rob
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At last count when I made my rolling clamp rack, I had just over 100, I believe I will be getting more fro Christmas. My GF asked what I wanted for Christmas, I told her, clamps, drill bits. chisils. Anything useful in my shop.
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That's what the wife says...I will take a few pics and you be the judge......
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Never enough of one or the other....
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I have around 150 spring clamps of various sizes, four pipe clamps (5' & 2' bars for each) about a dozen c clamps in various sizes and a couple dozen bar clamps.


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I do not have any of the old wood clamps, hand screw. :( How often are they needed and used? I have a quick grips and bar clamps and nowhere even close with the average person has, on the chat line here? :(
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Clamps, hand planes, and routers are three things I quit counting a long time ago. I do only have three table saws though.
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