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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3.0

Not quite...

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These are well made little clamps, and I use them frequently. Unfortunately, they are not well suited for their intended use as "kerf clamps". As others have noted, the clamps dent the wood. I'd definitely buy more if the jaw were redesigned.

1.0

Clamps leave crimp marks in lining and sides

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I bought 60 of these clamps and used them for the first time this weekend to install traditional mahagony kerfed lining into mahogany sides. When I removed them, I discovered almost all the clamps had left dents in the surface of the lining and in the outside surface of the sides. The problem is that the plastic coating over the tips does not extend far enough back from the tips and leaves two bare metal edges that dig into the wood under clamping pressure. I will not be using them again. A waste of $60. It's a shame because the clamps are easy to use, they are the right size, and have the right clamping pressure.

5.0

Work great

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No messing with rubberbands that break and render themselves useless. Holds nicely and looks good as an extra bonus!

4.0

Easy to use but...

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I bought these because I had trouble with the rubberband loaded clothespins reaching the bottom part of the kerfing when gluing it into place. These kerf clamps work great. They have just the right amount of tension and are easy to set. However, you have to be careful with setting them too deeply. The insides of the tongues have very sharp edges that can easily mar your wood. I think this design flaw can easily be remedied by making the rubberized protective shields at the tips larger. They also work great for gluing braces.

5.0

Kerf Clamps

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Verified Buyer


Beats the heck out of messing with clothespins and rubber bands

5.0

Kerf Clamps

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I have been using these clamps for over 25 years now. they are definitely better than clothespins and perfect for clamping kerfing in place. I just figured everyone used them.

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