Bar clamps and or pipe clamps are common clamps for edge gluing.


Bar Clamps


Bar clamps and or pipe clamps are common clamps for edge gluing, use in furniture and cabinet construction. These clamps are economical and relatively inexpensive to purchase.

They have two jaws, one slides along the rail or pipe and the other jaw is in a fixed location with the ability to open and close with the adjusting handle. These clamps has either a flat bar, I-beam or a pipe that a jaw slides up and down on to the desire location. Pipe clamps can be made into any length simply changing the length of the pipe. I-beam and flat bar clamps need to be purchase at the length needed.

One of the disadvanages of a pipe clamp is that they can have the tendency to spring out at the jaws as pressure is applied thus can pull our projects out of square and create a bow in some panels that are glued up. We may also need some kind of protective covering over the jaws to prevent marring or indentation cause by the pressure of the clamp.



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