Mini Clamps for Linings - 10 Pack

Mini Clamps for Linings - 10 Pack

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Mini Clamps for Linings - 10 Pack

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Mini Clamps for Linings - 10 Pack

About This Item

Small and strong, perfect for gluing kerfed linings.

StewMac’s Production Manager, Todd Sams, swears by these clamps for building his Sams Guitars. "They're stronger than other spring clamps, and way better than clothespins," he says.

The jaws fit over angled kerfed linings perfectly, and fit most curved/reverse linings, too. The strong grip keeps its tension and won't twist like cheaper versions.

We recommend one clamp every 1 to 2 inches, so it takes 50 to 60 clamps to glue the top or back linings on a 000 or Dreadnought.

  • 2" long, 1/2" wide (50.8mm x 12.7mm)
  • Jaws open to 11/16" (17.46mm)
  • Package of 10 clamps

Have you tried similar clamps and the protective rubber tip eventually slides off? Our clamps have a hole in the metal tip so the dipped covering flows through and the tip stays on!

Stronger than they look—if the metal part of the clamp contacts wood, it could leave a light indent. Generally this doesn't matter, since this wood is removed while sanding and when you rout for binding. Put binding tape where the metal meets the wood to avoid this altogether.


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5.0

Mini Clamps

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Verified Buyer


These small but powerful clamps fit into tight spaces and apply good pressure. Better than anything else I've tried.

5.0

Not Just For Luthiery

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Verified Buyer


I've been learning violin, but don't have a mute. I wanted to practice at 3AM, and thought to myself, "Wait a minute..."

Ha! Who would've thought? I actually was using these to hold a brass screw the other day. The rubber coated jaws on these didn't dent the soft brass, but were strong enough to hold it tight...and then I could clamp the body of the kerfing clamp in my Nut and Saddle vise. Worked like a charm.

Very strong clamps with some unexpected uses outside of the one intended (which they are also very good at). Great to have on hand.

5.0

Strong Clamps

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Verified Buyer


Very sturdy.Most happy with the purchase..

5.0

Great little clamps

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Verified Buyer


Perfect for clamping kerfing. Just the right amount of pressure.

5.0

very convenient

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Verified Buyer


Love the size of these little clamps! Perfect for kerfing, but there should be a number of uses for these. Also, they don't take up much space in the clamp bin..

5.0

Best I've used for kerfing

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Verified Buyer


I read reviews about the clamps marking the surface- which they do to varying degrees- but for kerfing I found that if I'm going to bind the guitar the marks are all where the binding is going. I actually use a piece of plastic binding material I keep just for this purpose as a cawl under the clamps on the outside of the guitar. Works perfectly and there are no marks. I highly recommend this product. Joe Walsh JW Custom Guitars

5.0

Pass me more clamps!!!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased to use on a project archtop. The original delicate finish was a concern. I followed the advice from another reviewer. I lined the outside edge with thick scrap foamy material.

Worked perfect! No dents.

I purchased 50 for this project. Not necessary, but next time around I will get 10 to 20 more to fill in the gaps.

4.0

Adding to my tool chest

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Verified Buyer


I am a new Luther and I am building my collection of tools slowly but surely. Purchased these clamps and hope to get years of use out of them. Always have a good experience with Stewmac.

3.0

Kerfing Clamp Tension

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Verified Buyer


9 of 30 of the Kerfing Clamps I ordered had significantly less tension and out of those 9 clamps, 3 I can't use because of their further decreased tension.

4.0

Great, but...

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Verified Buyer


They're too strong and let dents in the wood. I solved the problem using them with the 1274 rubber binding band to protect the wood. That way they do a great job!!

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