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Kreg Automaxx sliding clamp

Anybody have and use these? Can the size be cut down if a shorter size is wanted? Any problems in using them?....
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Anybody have and use these? Can the size be cut down if a shorter size is wanted? Any problems in using them?....
I don't have any personal experience with the clamp. The only issue I can see cutting it down is if you look at the bottom of the clamp pictured it has a pin on it keeping you from sliding the clamp off the bar. Depending on the size of the bar you might be able to drill and tap the bar and put a small bolt there to take it's place.
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I don't have any personal experience with the clamp. The only issue I can see cutting it down is if you look at the bottom of the clamp pictured it has a pin on it keeping you from sliding the clamp off the bar. Depending on the size of the bar you might be able to drill and tap the bar and put a small bolt there to take it's place.
Probably a rivet. Figure it will be the same as making cam clamps.

Trying to find easier clamps.The twisting of F style clamps is getting kinda old, or maybe I'm just getting old ...
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Use an "O" ring

I've driven out the pin on several clamps to get just an extra 1/4 of length. I did not replace the pin. If you are concerned about the tail sliding off, just slip on a heavy "O" ring which will keep it from falling off.

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Why cut them down?
You can clamp a piece of paper in there, no matter how long the bar is. But the minute you cut that bar down ... you're going to need the length you cut off to clamp a larger project.
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Why cut them down?
You can clamp a piece of paper in there, no matter how long the bar is. But the minute you cut that bar down ... you're going to need the length you cut off to clamp a larger project.
I'm only looking at the 24" because there cheaper than the smaller sizes. I think it is 12 for $174 on Amazon plus I have the length option later.... I think the 6" face clamps are 16 for $214.....
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I ended buying the 24" sliding automaxx clamps 12pc for $174. I have about 30 of the locking c-clamps but only open to 3 3/4. I thought the 6" face frame clamps would be a plus but I would only gain a 1/2 in opening and a bit more in depth. I will wait on the black Friday deals and see what happens on the frame clamps..

I want more of the 12" Jorgensen Gear clamps but haven't seen any deals on Amazon lately.
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Jorgenson is out of business. Get them while you can.

Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off then it is to cut MORON.
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