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Old 08-20-2013, 01:49 AM
rjwz28 rjwz28 is offline
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Default How much force to tighten?

Those of you who have used the Bowclamp cauls before, is it hard to tighten up the clamps to close all the way to the end of the cauls? I would like to get some but I'm worried about being able to crank down the clamps with my small hands. I'm figuring to get the desired pressure onto the cauls, they would need to be pretty rigid and hard to tighten.

I think I read that the 4' cauls has a 7/16" crown in it. If you double that when using 2 cauls it adds up to almost 1" of clamping gap to overcome just to flush the caul ends not to mention adding a little more pressure too.

Thanks,
Rob
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