NewSpring Clamps for Bead and Cove Stripping

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Re: NewSpring Clamps for Bead and Cove Stripping

Post by cedarphile » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:30 am

Here's another system of using spring clamps to hold strips together to ensure hairline joints.

Harbor Freight sells an immensely strong little spring clamp for under two bucks with serrated rubber ends that really grips the strip below tightly without marring. Couple that with pieces of 1/4" dowel to protect the cove edges and you have a two-part clamping system for less than $2 per unit. You can really push down hard on these clamps to get strips tightly into alignment with the strip below and these little clamps will hold the strip perfectly.
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Re: NewSpring Clamps for Bead and Cove Stripping

Post by Jim Dodd » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:13 pm

I may check into those clamps !

The good thing about my clamps, you only need one hand, the inner tube keeps constant pressure, on the strip, if the clamp should slip slightly, and the plastic tubing is always with the clamp, no bending over to pick it up if I drop it !
There is a Harbor Freight store about 75 miles away. Time for a road trip.

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