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Old 11-30-2010, 02:41 AM
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Default I finally found a use for these clamps

Several years ago, I received a bunch of these tiny spring clamps as a "stocking stuffer" for Christmas. Until today, I don't think I've ever used them. Turns out they work very nicely for measuring to cut miters on casing (or any other thin stock). It's always a challenge to measure from the short point of a miter - especially if the end you're marking is a fair distance away. I used the clamp to clamp my tape measure to the piece, and marked the opposite end. It sits on the piece better if you "burn the inch" so-to-speak. In my case, I lined up the short point of the miter with 100 mm and then deducted that from my overall measurement. Worked like a champ.

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Old 11-30-2010, 05:13 AM
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Default Re: I finally found a use for these clamps

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Worked like a champ.

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err...worked like a clamp! :sdrool:

nice tip Tom
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