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I need clamps!?!

Postby myjeepcherokee » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:00 pm

Hey guys, so I'm starting teardrop #2, starting to gather up tools already...and it looks like I'm going to need some clamps! Anyone know where I can get say 20 or so for a good price? Home depot had a 2 pack of 12in quick grips for 20 bucks...but I'd like to stay a little cheaper than that!
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Re: I need clamps!?!

Postby mikeschn » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:02 pm

myjeepcherokee wrote:Hey guys, so I'm starting teardrop #2, starting to gather up tools already...and it looks like I'm going to need some clamps! Anyone know where I can get say 20 or so for a good price? Home depot had a 2 pack of 12in quick grips for 20 bucks...but I'd like to stay a little cheaper than that!


When HF has them on sale they are $.99 for the small ones... I musta bought 30 of them...

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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:54 pm

Mike's right. Harbor Freight is the place. They often have a multi pack with different sizes on sale for cheap. You can't have too many clamps.
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Postby BILLYL » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:00 am

Yep Harbor Frieght - look for sales on the clamps And I too must now have 30+

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Postby Mightydog » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:26 pm

Bledsoe3,

That's when I usually throw down a piece of 3/4" ply on top of it and back my car on to it.
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Postby BrwBier » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:28 pm

Don't clamps come under that "Murphys Law" thing. No matter how many you have it would always be nice to have one more.
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Postby Ken A Hood » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:32 pm

I've seen PVC pipe used as well..... I think it was on here; all you need to do is cut some 1-2" rings and then cut a piece out; just a bit smaller than the thickness your clamping up
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Postby bledsoe3 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:29 am

Mightydog wrote:Bledsoe3,

That's when I usually throw down a piece of 3/4" ply on top of it and back my car on to it.

Both sides had finish skin on them. I'm not taking a chance and have to build a new door. :cry:
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Postby myjeepcherokee » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:42 pm

Ken A Hood wrote:I've seen PVC pipe used as well..... I think it was on here; all you need to do is cut some 1-2" rings and then cut a piece out; just a bit smaller than the thickness your clamping up


have any pictures of this?
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Postby mikeschn » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:49 pm

Here ya go... PVC clamps...

http://www.hanalima.com/tooltips_pvcclamp.shtml

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Postby Ken A Hood » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:02 pm

Image

PVC Clamps

Materials

3-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe scrap

Directions

Cut pipe about 1" wide, then slice it once to form clamp. The wider you make the clamp, 2-inches for example, the stronger the clamp. You can make clamps from 2-inch pipe, on up. Ideal for shop, hobby, home, whatever.

And some more uses;
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Postby scopeaddict » Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:43 pm

Ken A Hood wrote:Image

PVC Clamps

Materials

3-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe scrap

Directions

Cut pipe about 1" wide, then slice it once to form clamp. The wider you make the clamp, 2-inches for example, the stronger the clamp. You can make clamps from 2-inch pipe, on up. Ideal for shop, hobby, home, whatever.


you can make a cool tater-gun outa it also, i went with stell though,,,

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