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Old 08-20-2013, 02:42 AM
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Default Re: How much force to tighten?

I've used a few different clamps to flatten out my bowclamps, and they've all been successful. Mainly I use pony bar clamps and Bessey clamps. Once they are down flat, that's it, don't over tighten them as you will reverse the effects and finish up with a gap in the middle.
If you find you run out of clamping thread on the clamps handle before the bowclamps is flat, there's a couple of ways to solve this.
1) put one end down and clamp it (not fully tightened) then push the other end down before placing the clamp on, this will give you more thread on the clamp to get it down.
2) the same as before but use an extra clamp if you run out of thread.
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