Nice informative Youtube video on how to clean parallel clamps and maintenance

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03-10-2019 03:04 PM

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I have around 36 parallel clamps in my arsenal that have NEVER been cleaned or lubed. After the slab lamination glue up of my ongoing Roubo workbench project, it will be time to hit all of them finally. After reading a bunch of LJ posts and research, the King’s Fine Woodworking folks have a great video of just this subject by testing 8 difference solvents upon PVA (Titebond) glue, waxing, and lube.

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#1 posted 03-13-2019 06:48 PM

I get a kick out of watching James videos. He uses about 6 times too much glue on every glueup. Using just enough glue to work most people don’t need such a deep understanding of how to remove glue, because between common sense in the amount used, and a few well placed strips of paper, waxed, or other, and you won’t have your clamps smeared with glue.

I would rather use old newspapers, less glue, and not have to buy expensive chemicals to take hours cleaning clamps. YMMV.

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