Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
I haven’t counted how many clamps I have but I have at least 8 of every size bar clamps and double that for the small sizes. I have three sizes of spring clamps and I guess if I clamped them on a board side by side the board would be 10 to 12 ft long.
I’ve been collecting them for 20 years and only buy them on sale at Harbor Frieght, so I’ve never paid more than a couple of bucks a clamp. I also 4 3/4" pipe clamps w/assorted extensions, but I don’t use them much. I use my Ĺ pipe clamps a lot more. I also have 2 of those bar clamps with ratcheting lever so that I can use it with one hand. I figure I only need two of those because that once it got it secured, I can use my other clamps.
Update: I didn’t realize what time it was and I had to run out the door before I was going to be late for work and I didn’t get to answer your question.
I started with two 6’ long pipe clamps, four 36” bar clamps and 4 spring clamps, but within in the year I had to double that. It depends on what you are planning to build you for a box you need to be able to clamp 4 corners and for a cube you need clamps for 8 corners.
Iím a die hard DIY guy. Donít tell me to hire someone for what I can do myself.
Last edited by Sleeper; 06-18-2009 at 11:27 AM.