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Old 12-19-2017, 02:22 PM
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This may be a dumb question But has anyone used these toggle clamps
I found some 500 lb. toggle clamps i was thinking on adapting some to my welding table and the drill press table I made that mounts to my T slot table on my drill press for holding small and medium flat plate and brackets

seen some at HF for around 3 to 5 bucks but found some direct for a dollar each shipped, So I ordered 10 of them although its only ten bucks I'm hoping i didn't throw money away and think they might be useful for what i want to do

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Old 12-19-2017, 03:08 PM
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Don't lose your head now.....
http://www.surpluscenter.com/shop.ax...s=toggle+clamp

And then there's always the industry leader, the one that everyone
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https://www.destaco.com/manual-clamps.html
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:25 PM
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They are good for clamping the same thickness repeatedly, like for machining, drilling or checking fixtures. Using them on a drill press for different thickness materials may be a bit of a pain.
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I've used a lot of "DeStako" ( the original with the red handles) and some of the ones with a light green (forget the name) handles. Lot of different size and configurations. All work great for the intended purposes. Salvaged a bunch off the chamber door of a environmental glove box once with handles vertical when clamped. Never found a good use for them. :-)
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:33 PM
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Don't lose your head now.....
http://www.surpluscenter.com/shop.ax...s=toggle+clamp

And then there's always the industry leader, the one that everyone
copies:
https://www.destaco.com/manual-clamps.html
Humm Interesting....
well I lost my head there id be like a kid in a candy store darn good thing its online at the moment cause if it were an in store thing I, I, I be broke.
just because its a see it and Oh I can use this one and that one and ooh ooh that one too. Sheeeew I darn near lost my head there.

No but seriously good info link....Thanks Digger i did see two that i might order for a jig I've been thinking of making
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I've used a lot of "DeStako" ( the original with the red handles) and some of the ones with a light green (forget the name) handles. Lot of different size and configurations. All work great for the intended purposes. Salvaged a bunch off the chamber door of a environmental glove box once with handles vertical when clamped. Never found a good use for them. :-)

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I had a couple of these that I welded to a piece of tube at last job. I would either tack weld or clamp it to the table when I wanted to quickly clamp parts to ground. Set it close to the edge of the table, and welded a nut to the end and put a piece of threaded rod in it so had about 4” of adjustment. Added a 6” pipe to the handle, and it made quick clamping. Also was handy in making quick jig clamps. Will try to get picture of it later, so it will make sense. I think I brought them home.

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Old 12-19-2017, 08:10 PM
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Humm Interesting....
well I lost my head there id be like a kid in a candy store darn good thing its online at the moment cause if it were an in store thing I, I, I be broke.
just because its a see it and Oh I can use this one and that one and ooh ooh that one too. Sheeeew I darn near lost my head there.

No but seriously good info link....Thanks Digger i did see two that i might order for a jig I've been thinking of making
Now that I have you .....

You can download CAD solid models to place the clamps right in your layouts.

I do this all the time.

Also see the weld clamp section, they are heavier built, and don't have any handles, you weld a pipe on where needed.
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