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Jorgensen 53 Pony dual Pipe Clamp?

I was looking around Ebay looking for a good deal on some Jorgensen Pipe Clamps. (BTW there are no good deals, once you tack on the shipping cost you’re going to lose every time vs. trying to find them local.)

While looking around I bumped into this:
Jorgensen 53 Pony dual Pipe Clamp Fixture For 1/2" Pipe

http://www.adjustableclamp.com/clampfixturefor12blackpipe.aspx
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65573&cat=1,43838

After doing a bit of reading about them, it sounds like Jorgensen made these for more of a specialty type of clamp for doing glue-ups on panels. From what I gather the dual pipe design is used to pinch the boards in place and keep them in-line. (I can think of a few other methods myself.)
Question is, does anyone have any experience with using them, and is it worth even trying to find some to add to my clamp collection?
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I was looking around Ebay looking for a good deal on some Jorgensen Pipe Clamps. (BTW there are no good deals, once you tack on the shipping cost you’re going to lose every time vs. trying to find them local.)

While looking around I bumped into this:
Jorgensen 53 Pony dual Pipe Clamp Fixture For 1/2" Pipe

http://www.adjustableclamp.com/clampfixturefor12blackpipe.aspx
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65573&cat=1,43838

After doing a bit of reading about them, it sounds like Jorgensen made these for more of a specialty type of clamp for doing glue-ups on panels. From what I gather the dual pipe design is used to pinch the boards in place and keep them in-line. (I can think of a few other methods myself.)
Question is, does anyone have any experience with using them, and is it worth even trying to find some to add to my clamp collection?
I've been working professionally in woodworking for 40 years and have never used a clamp like that. I've never worked anywhere that had one either. I think they look too restrictive in what can be done with them so I wouldn't buy one myself especially with a 1/2" pipe.

For gluing panels I use two single pipe clamps on one side of a short panel and one on the other side. The wood resting on one set of clamps tend to straighten the glue up. Then with a 8lb sledge hammer, I hammer the edges of the boards level. On softer woods I use a block of wood to hammer on to prevent dents.
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I was looking around Ebay looking for a good deal on some Jorgensen Pipe Clamps. (BTW there are no good deals, once you tack on the shipping cost you’re going to lose every time vs. trying to find them local.)

While looking around I bumped into this:
Jorgensen 53 Pony dual Pipe Clamp Fixture For 1/2" Pipe

http://www.adjustableclamp.com/clampfixturefor12blackpipe.aspx
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65573&cat=1,43838

After doing a bit of reading about them, it sounds like Jorgensen made these for more of a specialty type of clamp for doing glue-ups on panels. From what I gather the dual pipe design is used to pinch the boards in place and keep them in-line. (I can think of a few other methods myself.)
Question is, does anyone have any experience with using them, and is it worth even trying to find some to add to my clamp collection?
I feel 1/2in clamps have too much flex.

This design appears to be aimed at applying pressure above and below the piece. This can be achieved with separate clamps, which will also be easier to apply. The wood need to be slipped between the jaws, so you have to apply from one end, slide down the piece etc. Feels like I would get frustrated with first use.

If you do not want to use the conventional clamp above and clamp below, this clamp from Woodcraft is less expensive.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/200...ng-system.aspx
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I used that type of clamp years ago in a friends shop to glue up some thin panels, he swore by them for thin (1/2" and under)stock. while a little cumbersome to use they did do a good job keeping my panels flat and applying even pressure. Not my first choice for my go to clamps having several around would be nice if you didn't want to alternate clamps on thin stock.


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If you do not want to use the conventional clamp above and clamp below, this clamp from Woodcraft is less expensive.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/200...ng-system.aspx
Those clamps look interesting. Do they act as clamp and caul?

Edit: Yes they do

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