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Old 12-03-2009, 09:08 PM
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Default Ulmia spring clamps for mitres

Here is some spring clamps that i have had for a long time (bout 15 years) and i use them for clamping picture frames etc. They are made by a German company: Ulmia

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They are as low tech and as maintenance free as they come but they do what thet are made to do and that is clamp mitres. They are cheap, roughly 1,20 Euros a clamp (depending on size) There are six different sizes for widths of stock from 3/8 upto 3 and a half inches (see pic).

You need some special spreader pliers to apply the clamps (about 30 Euros for the pliers). I think they work great. Only drawback is that the steel spring clamp leaves a small indentation in the wood. I either fill this with a filler i make with sawdust and some product that flooring guys use to fill nail holes. This product does not affect the stain you put on the wood. Or i make the frame a few mm oversized and cut the four sides on the tablesaw after glue up

In case you feel that one clamp does not give enough pressure (i think it does) you can always put two clamps on

Here is a website with prices (in euros)

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Old 12-03-2009, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: Ulmia spring clamps for mitres

I have two sets of those that I imported from Germany.. I also have many Ulmia Planes. Great tools

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Default Re: Ulmia spring clamps for mitres

I have a full set that I dont use any more thanks to fastcap and their wonderful 2P10.

any takers?
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Eiji,

How much you asking?
I wouldn't mind hoarding a 3rd set

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:28 AM
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If Mirko doesn't want 'em, I do.

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