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Hammer Time #4: Clamps for Sliding Table

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Blog entry by whope posted 12-10-2020 03:00 PM 989 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When using a slider, clamping your work to the sliding table is important when you are working with larger pieces.

I use two different clamps: A Felder clamp, which is a beast and is somewhat unwieldy; and a pair of re-purposed DeWalt track clamp, which are quick and easy but have their limits.

A full comparison in this video: https://youtu.be/UU8PRgbAdbM

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.



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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 12-10-2020 06:13 PM

Thanks for the video comparison. The Felder clamp is a monster.
Cool video and maybe some DeWalt clamps are in my future.

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whope

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#2 posted 12-10-2020 07:31 PM

If you have deep pockets, there are aftermarket pneumatic clamps. But then you have to deal with air lines. If I was running a professional shop, it would be a consideration.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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