Mobile Clamp Rack

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Project by Mark Brown posted 01-25-2015 12:53 AM 5523 views 22 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know what they say, you can “never have enough clamps”. After collecting clamps for many, many years and the clearance deal at Lowe’s last year, I think I may now have enough:)

So one day last year, I was reading a post from the Wood Whisper that Lowes was discontinuing their Bessey line and their clamps were on clearance. It was late, but I still had about 15 minutes before the local Lowes store was closing. To my surprise, they still had plenty in stock and most were at least 70% off. Since this never happens to me, I loaded up as much as I could afford. The next day I hit 2 more stores on the way to work and a third on the way home. In all, I got about $1200 in clamps for $275. This included 10 – 24” K Body Revo clamps and a couple dozen of their large Tradesman Clamps.

Once I recovered from my “tool gloat”, I realized I had more than I could use, so I shipped several to my brother in Missouri as a surprise. I also realized I was going to need more storage. Since I was already limited on space, I made this cart that I could store under my sander and roll over to my assembly table when I needed it. The center section is off-set to accommodate the deeper clamps.

I also filled up the 2 racks on the end of my assembly table. :)

I believe this was the first time in 26 years, that I did not get a clamp for Christmas. Sure seemed weird!

-- Mark, Pearland Tx

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 05:10 AM

lol, Awesome cart & story. I too loaded up on the lowes clearance last summer. I have to say that Im sure you have more clamps then I. Yup, I think your good….

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 12:50 PM

Some good solutions here, I built a mobile clamp cart like Norms some years ago as I have a lot of clamps, but as my shop is only about 18’ x 19’ its a bit pointless as its never too far away it never moves, so I think I’ll hang the big ones on the wall and use some of your ideas to house the smaller clamps. A much better use of floor space, good job! and thanks for sharing

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 02:34 PM

That looks veryhandy. You’ve got a nice collection of clamps.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 04:31 PM

Nice work, never enough clamps…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 09:10 PM

Huh I am seriously huffy puffy !!! what about your Brother in Scotland? Alistair
P S HUh the nerve of some people forgetting old Al, his bestest pal.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 01-26-2015 02:54 AM

I still believe in the old saying, you can never have enough, but your collection sure gets close!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 01-26-2015 04:53 AM

Nice looking rack you’ve got there. Sadly, I pretty much missed out on the Great Bessey Blowout of ‘14.

I’m curious, do you actually get much use out of those spring clamps?

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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