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post #1 of 4 Old 03-05-2015, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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kreg face clamps and pad covers

just bought 6 of the large face clamps to use for general board to board glue ups -- had 2 of the 4" plastic busseys break -- i am tossed up as to whether to put some sort of shim between the pads and the wood -- i use mouse pad pieces on my pipe clamps -- but then i think if kreg thought it was necessary -- they would come with covers -- hate to come back in the morning and find 2 round indents in the wood -- current project is soft maple --

appreciate your thoughts and experience --
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I use pads or scraps of wood between my projects and clamps for just that reason. Found too many dents over the years, I don't take that chance anymore.
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if you are referring to the vise grip type, i have never had them leave dimples even in pine. of course don't leave glue to dry on them.
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You are asking for trouble anytime you practice unprotected clamping on pine.

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