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