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Old 02-22-2013, 04:32 PM
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I've currently got my clamps (or most of them) hanging on the wall(s). Some clamps don't fit the clamp racks well (ex handclamps, c clamps, band clamps) and I'm looking at a fair amount of wall real estate. Has anyone tried one of the rolling clamp racks from Woodcraft or Rockler? Likes or dislikes? I don't know if this would save space or not. I'm in usual space save mode so whatever is the most efficient.........

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:51 AM
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I made some simple triangles that come off the wall and hang 4 parallel clamps on each. I like it better that I can easily take 2 off a triangle with one hand and return them. Compared to laying them out linearly (what I had a long time ago), this takes the space of about 3 clamps but contains 8 and could have been made bigger to hold a couple more.

My other clamps are hanging over edges of benches and cabinets; places that would otherwise not be used.

Wall real estate is primo; some things on my walls are there since forever, but anything new needs to meet a bar to be considered for the wall.
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I made some simple triangles that come off the wall and hang 4 parallel clamps on each. I like it better that I can easily take 2 off a triangle with one hand and return them. Compared to laying them out linearly (what I had a long time ago), this takes the space of about 3 clamps but contains 8 and could have been made bigger to hold a couple more.

My other clamps are hanging over edges of benches and cabinets; places that would otherwise not be used.

Wall real estate is primo; some things on my walls are there since forever, but anything new needs to meet a bar to be considered for the wall.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:24 PM
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I made a Norm Abrams rolling cart using just plywood scraps. It's nice to have them off the wall and when I need them, I can roll the cart close to my assembly table then roll it back in the corner when I don't. I added 2 racks down low for the 12" Jets I've been acquiring lately. They're my fave.


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Nice rack (?), Jim! I have a bunch of Jet clamps also. I did find that their bar clamps are just a little to heavy to fit in Bowclamps. I still need the Jorgensons for that.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:01 PM
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Thanks Alex. I don't have bowclamps so forgive me for my ignorance....can't you just clamp on the outside of the t-channel?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:50 PM
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You can clamp outside, but clamping in the channels assures that you setup will not slip under pressure.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:14 PM
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I've heard the casters can be a bit undersized in diameter for uneven or rough floors where your older flooring that isn't smooth. Also, the weight rating of the supplied casters with a fully loaded rack has been a bit iffy for some users.
So maybe larger wheels/casters should be thought of when pricing one of those racks out?
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