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post #21 of 98 Old 12-22-2014, 10:23 PM
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I got used to using 3/4" Pony pipe clamps and Jorgensen hand screw clamps. I have a hand full of c clamps and some f clamps. Less than 100 more than 80.

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Roll these around like a sled on snow.

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You can never have enough clamps. I think that is rule #3.
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Four parallel, about a dozen F-style, two 60" pipe, about a dozen spring...I think that's about it. I need more but for most projects I get by.

Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part.
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post #24 of 98 Old 12-23-2014, 12:11 AM
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Did a quick count, 438... Yes I have enough
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Wow I surely have clamp envy! lol

I have 6 parallel clamps, 16 f clamps, 2 bar clamps (and enough pipe to go to 20 feet per) , 8 quick clamps, 4 junk crap not sure what they are called other than garbage clamps, 1 big c clamp

I know I dont have enough because I didnt even have to go count!
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Wow I surely have clamp envy! lol

I have 6 parallel clamps, 16 f clamps, 2 bar clamps (and enough pipe to go to 20 feet per) , 8 quick clamps, 4 junk crap not sure what they are called other than garbage clamps, 1 big c clamp

I know I dont have enough because I didnt even have to go count!
What's a parallel clamp?

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Parallel clamps...

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Okay I've looked at those "parallel" clamps but it would cost too much to purchase enough to replace my pipe clamps. I'm sure there are real nice.

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They certianly are pricey. I found deals on 6 I have and had gift cards or I dont think I would have ever purchased them.
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They're really nice, and if you watch for the right sales they're not too terribly expensive. I bought the 24 in ones for about 22 bucks each, the 36 inch ones for 27 and the 48 inch ones for 30 each. They are more than pipe clamps, but since I didn't have pipe clamps to begin with it wasn't like I was throwing anything out.

Plus....pipes getting expensive lately. I was going to buy 48 inch pipe clamps a few weeks ago before I bought the 48 inch parallels, the clamp heads were 15 bucks and the pipe was 14....

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I've just never needed a clamp that tall.

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I was working on my tv stand which is 42 inches wide. I needed to clamp the case while it dried. I only bought the clamps after realizing I had no other way to clamp it!!!

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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? :( Eric
Hand screws are great. Get a pair and I don't you will be disappointed.

They apply a ton of pressure. (That statement is figurative)

You can reach in farther than most parallel clamps or the non deep versions of the F style bar clamps.

They are also great for supporting stuff. I can t tell you how many times I clamp one to the bottom of something so it will stand up.
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not enough! 😄
True, so very, very, very true.
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Hand screws are great. Get a pair and I don't you will be disappointed.

They apply a ton of pressure. (That statement is figurative)

You can reach in farther than most parallel clamps or the non deep versions of the F style bar clamps.

They are also great for supporting stuff. I can t tell you how many times I clamp one to the bottom of something so it will stand up.
I forgot about the stand it up setup. I do this on the drill press. They do have great pressure. I like to make two boards line up with them. Plus the glue up .

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I've got twenty 1/2" pipe clamps, twenty 3/4" pipe clamps, thirty F style clamps a dozen C clamps, twenty spring clamps ( granted some are crap ), twenty squeeze clamps and maybe ten hand screws. I've also got twelve pair of mitre clamps and two pairs of mastedon wide jaw 3/4" pipe clamps. I've only used the wide jaw clamps twice.

Wow I never really took an inventory til now. Most of my pipe clamps are HF stuff but they do the job.
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Did a quick count, 438... Yes I have enough


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Did a quick count, 438... Yes I have enough
When you only had 437,did you know that you were close to the magic number?
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Wow--that's a lot of clamps---I have 90 or so pipe/bar clamps---no idea how many smaller ones---I know how many I have because I ran out--and counted the ones in use.
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Back in my production days I had hundreds but many of them were sold as was most of my 3 phase equipment.

What I'm seriously lacking are the are handscrews. I agree with others about their usefullness.

Now its: Jorgenson "I" bar HD 2/84", 4/48", 12 pipe clamps 3' to 6', 8/ 3/4" Jorgenson bar clamps (F) mostly 24", 2/ 36" Bessy parallel, 2/36" 3/4" and 2 small quick Irwin, 3, 18" ratcheting quick clamps that reverse for spreading (Very handy), 12 misc. tradesman "F" style clamps some of which are up to 9" deep, 6 corner clamps (i never use these) , 24 spring clamps which I use most often, 3 band clamps

I think that is 78 total.

I also use several Dumbells 15 through 35 pounds to weight glue ups down sort of like clamping. I find these very useful. I'm sometimes run out of clamps but I don't really have anymore room in my shop for many more but I plan to acquire some hand screws, about 6 ought to do it.

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