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    Shark Clamp

    Just a quick note. If you have awkward clamping situations, whether jig related or for assembly, a Shark Clamp (generally found at welding supply sites but, available with rubber pads) is very usable. I have a pair and they get used more than I ever thought.

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    Do they come with a free Shark vacuum cleaner to pick up my messes?

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    I have a couple. From HF. One slips significantly, but then I was asking more of it than it was designed to do. They are handy.
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    I don't have any of those but they DO look handy

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    Thanks Glenn reminds me of the welding clamps i saw in that stop motion video the guy making the lawn chair uses. Think a trip to somewhere that sells them is worth a turn.
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    I would think REAL vise-grips, with the swivel pads would do the same, but with a lot more holding power.

    Let me add to that a bit. I am referring to the "C" clamp style vise-grips, with swivel pads. They hold a bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    I would think REAL vise-grips, with the swivel pads would do the same, but with a lot more holding power.

    Let me add to that a bit. I am referring to the "C" clamp style vise-grips, with swivel pads. They hold a bunch.
    I use mine all the time, especially at the drill press, definitely has holding power, but the jaws don't look as though they'll open as far as the shark...Hmmm, I suppose they both come in larger sizes ...guess that means another tool purchace, darn it anyhow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    I would think REAL vise-grips, with the swivel pads would do the same, but with a lot more holding power.

    Let me add to that a bit. I am referring to the "C" clamp style vise-grips, with swivel pads. They hold a bunch.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    I use mine all the time, especially at the drill press, definitely has holding power, but the jaws don't look as though they'll open as far as the shark...Hmmm, I suppose they both come in larger sizes ...guess that means another tool purchace, darn it anyhow
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    The usefulness of the Shark format for me was not having room to operate vise-grips, c-clamps or f-style clamps. The handle is straight out from the object being clamped and is tightened by twisting, like a screwdriver ;-)
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    They're also called Kant Twist Clamps

    http://clampmfg.com/kant-twist/
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    I always need 10 times more clamps than i have. Thank God for all the unused weights i have laying around.
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