Author Topic: miter spring clamps  (Read 4101 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Alan m

  • Posts: 3302
miter spring clamps
« on: November 06, 2011, 06:31 PM »
hi all

i am going to buy a collins coping foot and saw their spring clamps on the site.
link

they are spring steel and used for holding miters closed while the glue sets.

does any one have any opinions on these ones specifically or this type of tool in general.
do you need the pliers to use them properly / safely

is there any other brands out there that are better

anywhere on my side of the pond selling good ones.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline WarnerConstCo.

  • Posts: 4076
    • Warner Mill Works
Re: miter spring clamps
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 06:45 PM »
I have a couple dozen of them.  they work good for lots of tasks.

The are not as good as the clam clamps but, they really are not in the same class.

Offline Tim Raleigh

  • Posts: 3486
    • Oakville Cabinetry
Re: miter spring clamps
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 07:46 PM »
do you need the pliers to use them properly / safely

Yes definitely. Actually I don't know how you can use them without the pliers?

is there any other brands out there that are better
I have both the Collins and Ulima and I like the Ulima spring clamps better. They seem to be a little bit more heavy duty.

anywhere on my side of the pond selling good ones.

The Ulima are made in Germany. I did find them at Dieter Schmid - Fine Tools

Tim

Offline Ken Nagrod

  • Restricted
  • Posts: 3438
Re: miter spring clamps
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 09:04 PM »
hi all

i am going to buy a collins coping foot and saw their spring clamps on the site.
link

they are spring steel and used for holding miters closed while the glue sets.

does any one have any opinions on these ones specifically or this type of tool in general.
do you need the pliers to use them properly / safely

is there any other brands out there that are better

anywhere on my side of the pond selling good ones.

Only if you like your fingers and don't want to be ER mates with JMB.

They will leave little visible indentations in wood, so if it's going to be stained trim, consider that.  Cam clamps are also very good and also leave little marks, but less than the Collins clamps.

Offline awdriven

  • Posts: 288
Re: Re: miter spring clamps
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 10:51 PM »
I have the Collins and the Clam clamps. I use them for different things. The clams are awesome for door and window casings. The Collins are good for things like gluing a crown molding outside corners. Yes, you want the pliers.

Offline Dave Reinhold

  • Posts: 528
Re: miter spring clamps
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 11:06 PM »
I have the Collins clamps also, I couldn't imagine using them without the pliers. You can get the clamps off the material without the Pliers but getting them on and aligned without the pliers will be pretty tough.  I need to order a pair of clam clamps I've seen them in person and the quality of the clamps is incredible and they really apply a tremendous amount of clamping pressure.

Dave
check out www.youtube.com/user/DaveReinholdTV for new tool demos every week