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SMP

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09-24-2021 04:40 PM

i was looking for a rack to hold clamps, and they all seem to be for bessey style and none for quick clamps. anyone know of any that hold the quick clamp?


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 09-24-2021 05:39 PM

I just clamp them to a 2×4 that supports a shelf in my shop.

Alternatively, check out various holders for tools and/or cables:

Either skip odd slots or check the measurements to see if the clamps backbone will slide in and the spacing between slots is sufficient.

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drsurfrat

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#2 posted 09-24-2021 09:53 PM

I’m w Splinter. I am luck enough to have a big I beam in my shop; every style of clamp I have fits on it. A 2×4 should do the same.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 09-24-2021 11:39 PM

I’m also on the same page as splinter and the ’rat above.

First of, you have to accept the premise of ”you can’t have enough clamps”*.

I clamp mine to fixtures in my workshop,

I also made a box joint type jig to create a hanger for my parallel clamps using a dado stack on the TS,

It’s not that I begrudge spending a few shekels to buy a rack, however, if you purchase a clamp rank, the next thing you’ll know is you’re waiting for the delivery of the next one… and a few days later, the next… and the next… and…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#4 posted 09-24-2021 11:49 PM

same here i just have a 1×2 screwed to the wall and clamp the clamps to that,easy and you can clamp them tightly together,no wasted space.dont over think it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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RClark

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#5 posted 09-25-2021 12:05 AM

I make all of mine the same basic way. Scrap sheet good, usually MDF, with slots cut for the individual clamps. My quick clamps are in the lower center portion of the pic. Width of the slot is determined by the clamp intended for that spot.

-- Ray

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SMP

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#6 posted 09-25-2021 12:24 AM



same here i just have a 1×2 screwed to the wall and clamp the clamps to that,easy and you can clamp them tightly together,no wasted space.dont over think it.

- pottz

Hey, if I did that I could also clamp them with the bar going up? I have 11 foot ceilings in the garage, so space above eye level is kind of wasted at the moment.

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Axis39

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#7 posted 09-25-2021 12:36 AM

Count me in as well… But no pics, the shop’s a hog sty right now.

But, I have some storage shelves at one end of my shop that are 2×4 on end, with plywood on the shelves. I just clamp my quick grips there.

(Helps hold some of that stuff on the shelves, too….)

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#8 posted 09-25-2021 02:09 AM

I got a question. Where can I get replacement yellow pads for my clamps. I’ve lost a couple.

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pottz

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#9 posted 09-25-2021 02:13 AM


same here i just have a 1×2 screwed to the wall and clamp the clamps to that,easy and you can clamp them tightly together,no wasted space.dont over think it.

- pottz

Hey, if I did that I could also clamp them with the bar going up? I have 11 foot ceilings in the garage, so space above eye level is kind of wasted at the moment.

- SMP


yeah you could reverse what ive done and have all that space below.never even thought of that.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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pottz

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#10 posted 09-25-2021 02:14 AM


I got a question. Where can I get replacement yellow pads for my clamps. I ve lost a couple.

- BurlyBob


good question burly,ive lost a few myself ? they will probably say,buy new ones ! or the replacements will cost half as much as a whole one.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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SMP

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#11 posted 09-25-2021 03:13 AM



I got a question. Where can I get replacement yellow pads for my clamps. I ve lost a couple.

- BurlyBob

I have actually lost some as well, and somehow wound up with a spare from a wilton clamp vise on one, so it has 1 blue and 1 yellow pad

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 09-25-2021 04:16 AM


Hey, if I did that I could also clamp them with the bar going up? I have 11 foot ceilings in the garage, so space above eye level is kind of wasted at the moment.
- SMP


Clever thought SMP, I certainly didn’t consider it. May not work for all clamps but a bloody clever alternative.

All I can say is that if you can fit your clamps on a bought pre-fab rack… you just haven’t got enough clamps… one will always be be one or two clamps short of the ones you think you have too many of.

I got a question. Where can I get replacement yellow pads for my clamps. I ve lost a couple.

- BurlyBob

good question burly,ive lost a few myself ? they will probably say,buy new ones ! or the replacements will cost half as much as a whole one.

- pottz


A blob of blu tac and a piece of MDF is the honest way to replace them.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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AMZ

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#13 posted 09-25-2021 10:20 AM


I got a question. Where can I get replacement yellow pads for my clamps. I ve lost a couple.

- BurlyBob

I have actually lost some as well, and somehow wound up with a spare from a wilton clamp vise on one, so it has 1 blue and 1 yellow pad

- SMP

I just ordered some from Amazon. The description goes by “mini”, etc, and gives dimensions of the pads. I have also epoxied cork on some that were missing pads.

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#14 posted 09-25-2021 01:53 PM

Clamps are over bought versus the need..

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pottz

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#15 posted 09-25-2021 03:32 PM



Clamps are over bought versus the need..

- JackDuren


jack say it aint so ! i dont about that ive had some times used every clamp ive got,and ive got a lot.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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