talkFestool  

Go Back   talkFestool > Manufacturers & Vendors of Fine Tools > Bowclamp

Bowclamp Modern technology used to realize an age-old idea: a perfect bow shaped arc. The Bowclamp's patented design - made possible only with the help of computerized, numerically-controlled cutting technology (CNC) - allows for equal clamping pressure along the entire length of the glue line... with only one clamp at each end!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:04 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 577
Default I might just be incompetent.

Hi Craig,

First time user, long time looker here; I tried to use the cauls last night with some Bessey "K" body clamps and I don't think I'm a huge wimp, but I couldn't clamp tight enough to flatten the cauls to the work. Can you offer some insight or suggestions?

Thanks,
Rutager
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:18 AM
Poto's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 8,987
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

Start lifting weights. You're a wuss.

Just a thought.

__________________
I don't have as many Festools as Fred. Or Marcou's, or Brese's, or Lie-Nielsen's, or Lee Valley's, or Blue Spruce's, or Harold and Saxon's, or...
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 577
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

Maybe I'm not eating enough bacon?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:30 AM
CraigFeuerzeig's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 526
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

You probably not eating enough sushi.

And perhaps a couple drops of oil on the threads.



but then again... ya know...

__________________
Bowclamp "good caul"
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:47 AM
RWeber's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 1,212
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

Dude
I know you're a short feller and all but
Seriously?
I mean, if an over-educated Canadian can do it...

i-might-just-incompetent-evaclamp.jpg
just sayin'

Last edited by RWeber; 02-01-2012 at 12:55 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:47 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 577
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

Craig,

When I sent you that photo of me that was just for your enjoyment, not publication.

-Rutager
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:55 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 577
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

Guys,

Just tested with the "F" clamps like Craig shows and I got full contact. Couldn't get it with what appears to be beefier "K" body Besseys- the paint on the handles is pretty slick, so maybe that's the issue. I'll just stick with the orange clamps, or move to Nebraska and get some height and the muscle that goes along with it.

-Rutager
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2012, 12:44 PM
CraigFeuerzeig's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 526
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

So much for the fallacy that those expensive imported clamps are "heavier duty" than cheapo Jorgie's.

The Jorgie's have a finer thread. Try the oil though. Should be all it takes. I oil all of my clamp threads... It's a lot of twisting.
__________________
Bowclamp "good caul"
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2012, 09:12 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 45
Default Re: I might just be incompetent.

the K body are the larger parallel body clamps, obviously too large to fit into the slot on the bowclamp, so the pressure would have been applied to the outside upper edge of the bowclamp which probably doesn't provide the same results

I have many of those K body type clamps, and they are great, but only use the common jorgensen style 37 series bar clamps with the bowclamps. I haven't tried them with pipe clamps or the larger I beam bar clamps either, because the heads are too large for the bowclamp slot
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:43 PM.