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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Last post by Birdhunter on Yesterday at 03:02 PM »
I started collecting Blessey clamps about 30 years ago buying them as needed for projects. I now have a wall full. They are expensive, but extremely well made. The ones I bought 30 years ago are still functioning perfectly. These clamps exert an amazing amount of pressure while keeping the faces parallel. Dryed glue peels off with either a finger nail or a light touch with a single edge razor blade.
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Member Projects / Re: Aluminum t track assistance requested
« Last post by travisj on Yesterday at 02:51 PM »
@travisj evaluate whether you actually need to countersink the hole. Many t-track profiles will take a small pan head screw that is not countersunk and still allow all the pieces to slide into the track without issue.

So drill a test hole and see if what you want to use will still fit. Save the hassle of drilling and countersinking.

Ron

1/4” t-track hardware would work with pan head screws.  I checked my Festool clamps and they will fit the track if I countersink (there is about 2mm of clearance from the lowest part of the clamp to the “floor” of the track).


Thank you everyone for the replies.  I will pick up some center drills as suggested and find a drill/screw combination that will work.  The track was relatively cheap so I bought 2 extra 8’ sections for future use or experimenting.


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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Last post by dlu@canishe.com on Yesterday at 02:46 PM »
I recently purchased some of the Debuque Universal Bar Clamps for glueing up panels. These are very nice quality clamps, and I like their lighter weight for glueing panels over the Bessey parallel clamps that I had been using.

You really do need an assortment of different clamps for the various tasks you mention. The Dubuque clamps are a good start. And the link you provided has a decent price on these. I'd get a at least six or eight of any given size for starters.

How would you say they are with gluing up a large farmhouse style table top? Such as say 2x40x96. Trying to see if they would be able to handle the wait and still function while flat on the ground

I think they would be way more than adequate. The aluminum tube is strong and light, it will do fine supporting the weight of the top and they loop like they are built to work while resting on a larger surface, if you want a bit more clearance you could place some 2x2s under the clamps. If you balance the load on the clamps by putting about half on the bottom (under the glue-up) and half on the top, it will help to keep the top flat.
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It’s crazy bad here in the uk at the moment
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The mounting bars from the of 1010  have more space in between compared to the bars from the of 1400.
Unfortunately the Guide rail adaptor for the of 1400 will not work with the of 1010.
I know that this is especially inconvenient when you have both routers. You ned each and every accessory twice.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Last post by Corwin on Yesterday at 02:31 PM »
How would you say they are with gluing up a large farmhouse style table top? Such as say 2x40x96. Trying to see if they would be able to handle the wait and still function while flat on the ground

These are well made clamps made from a thicker material than many other brands of bar clamps. I haven't done any glue ups with these that have been as large as you describe, but I think they should work fine. Maybe you should ask Joel at Tools for Working Wood before you purchase to learn what he thinks of these clamps for your application.
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Member Projects / Re: Aluminum t track assistance requested
« Last post by Corwin on Yesterday at 02:18 PM »
I was going to set them into a dado and place a screw every foot or so.

A screw every foot or so will probably not be enough.
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My neighbor runs a business with several teams working for him, and his trailers are full of trade equipment. When asked about loss prevention measures (other than the standard locks), he said "insurance." So far, he has not been required to file any claims after two decades in the business.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Guide rail adaptor for OF1400 vs OF1010
« Last post by ElectricFeet on Yesterday at 01:20 PM »
Can anyone tell me the difference between these two? Are the bar distances different? I bought the one for the OF1400 (though I don't have an OF1400), hoping to adapt it to my old router, but failed. Now I want to buy an OF1010 and am unsure if I can use the OF1400 Guide rail adaptor with the OF1010. Can anyone tell me the precise differences?
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Classifieds / WTB LS130
« Last post by JimH2 on Yesterday at 12:44 PM »
Nice condition.
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