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Recs for Clamps

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Mark.Louis, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Mark.Louis

    Mark.Louis Stunt Coordinator

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    Am just getting into the Speaker DIY hobby, and for Xmas the wife got me two 36" quick action clamps from Lowes for $28 each. I took them back knowing I could get them cheaper, but am not sure where to go.

    My first project will be GR's AV-3s, requiring at least a 48" bar clamp for the sides. I know others have recommended either Harborfreight.com or pennstateindustries.com. They seem to be cheaper there, but will they do the trick? Are there certain features I need to look for/have in these clamps? I've done some wood working in the past, but have used mainly small and C-clamps...no experience with large bar clamps. Any recs on a spec brand would be helpful.

    Mark
     
  2. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

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    I bought a whole bunch of ebay pretty cheap.

    I started a thread a while back on clamps, I got a lot of recommendations. You might want to search to see if you can find the thread.
     
  3. Allen Ross

    Allen Ross Supporting Actor

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    ebay, a bunch of people do those dutch auctions and you can score them for about 3 bucks for a clamp 36". but remember they are what you pay for. I get by with mine.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    I think I got in on a Penn Industries clamp sale and got a boatload of clamps for under $50 (of course, by then, I haven't found a project to work on, go figure).
     
  5. MattD

    MattD Stunt Coordinator

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    HarborFreight - I picked up 2 24 inch bar clamps (@$3.49) 2 30 inch bar clamps (@$3.99) and 4 corner clamps (@1.99). Quality was good enough to get the job done. I glued up my sub this weekend with them and am almost done with the paint job.
     

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