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  • #552096

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    So I used my new miter clamps today for doing the door casings on the job I’m working on. Worth every penny! I preassembled my miters with the 10 min glue, the clamps and a couple brad nails. I laid each assembly down on the floor with the corners and the long ends sitting on 4 scraps of melamine to lift it up off the floor. Put waxed paper under the joints and glued them up. Let it sit for 10 min while I got the next door opening ready and then just lifted it up as one unit and nailed it on. The glue was plenty strong to be able to move everything as one unit. The miters came out perfectly. I’ve never had such tight perfect miters on casing before. Definitely like this method.

    That miter came out extremely tight.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #552180

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    So I used my new miter clamps today for doing the door casings on the job I’m working on. Worth every penny!

    Man that came out very nice. You can hardly see where the joint comes together.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #552194

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    So I used my new miter clamps today for doing the door casings on the job I’m working on. Worth every penny! I preassembled my miters with the 10 min glue, the clamps and a couple brad nails. I laid each assembly down on the floor with the corners and the long ends sitting on 4 scraps of melamine to lift it up off the floor. Put waxed paper under the joints and glued them up. Let it sit for 10 min while I got the next door opening ready and then just lifted it up as one unit and nailed it on. The glue was plenty strong to be able to move everything as one unit. The miters came out perfectly. I’ve never had such tight perfect miters on casing before. Definitely like this method.

    Nice looking joint Dan. Your method seems to be working well. Keep it up.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #552197

    So I used my new miter clamps today for doing the door casings on the job I’m working on. Worth every penny! I preassembled my miters with the 10 min glue, the clamps and a couple brad nails. I laid each assembly down on the floor with the corners and the long ends sitting on 4 scraps of melamine to lift it up off the floor. Put waxed paper under the joints and glued them up. Let it sit for 10 min while I got the next door opening ready and then just lifted it up as one unit and nailed it on. The glue was plenty strong to be able to move everything as one unit. The miters came out perfectly. I’ve never had such tight perfect miters on casing before. Definitely like this method.

    Nice, I like how tight they are.

    Will

    #552591

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard yesterday too and they work equally as well on that. Nice tight miters and quick and easy to glue up. I think I’ll be picking up more of these clamps.

    Dan

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    #552685

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard yesterday too and they work equally as well on that.

    That baseboard looks really nice. Very professional looking corners.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #552706

    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard yesterday too and they work equally as well on that. Nice tight miters and quick and easy to glue up. I think I’ll be picking up more of these clamps.

    Yes they do. If it’s a miter joint anywhere I use them with almost no exception.

    #552718

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’m sold. I’ll be buying some of these today!

    @woodman_412, tell me about the holes they leave. Is it a problem with stain grade work?

    Jon P.
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    #552721

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I’m sold. I’ll be buying some of these today!

    woodman_412, tell me about the holes they leave. Is it a problem with stain grade work?

    The holes are pretty minor Jon even in MDF. They are typically smaller than a brad nail hole. I haven’t had a chance to try them on stain grade work yet but I think that on hardwood the holes would be pretty tiny.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #552738

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard yesterday too and they work equally as well on that. Nice tight miters and quick and easy to glue up. I think I’ll be picking up more of these clamps.

    Very nice tight joints Dan, is that a piece of wax paper underneath, Smart idea. Very professional

    Haha, never mind answering that Dan, I went back a page, and saw that post on the door casing, you mentioned about laying on a piece of wax paper, very cool, thanks. Looks great by the way.

    #552742

    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ

    I’m sold. I’ll be buying some of these today!

    @woodman_412, tell me about the holes they leave. Is it a problem with stain grade work?

    The holes are about the size of a 23ga pin nail. Very small. You just need to be carful sometimes because if you don’t allow them to get a good “bite”, they will spring closed and scratch your work. This is not such a problem with 90 degree corners but are a slight concern on 45 corners

    #552837

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard yesterday too and they work equally as well on that. Nice tight miters and quick and easy to glue up. I think I’ll be picking up more of these clamps.

    Very nice tight joints Dan, is that a piece of wax paper underneath, Smart idea. Very professional

    Haha, never mind answering that Dan, I went back a page, and saw that post on the door casing, you mentioned about laying on a piece of wax paper, very cool, thanks. Looks great by the way.

    Yeah the waxed paper works well Brian. I find that way I can leave the casing sitting where it is until the glue is dry and then everything stays exactly flush and just where I want it.

    The holes are about the size of a 23ga pin nail. Very small. You just need to be carful sometimes because if you don’t allow them to get a good “bite”, they will spring closed and scratch your work. This is not such a problem with 90 degree corners but are a slight concern on 45 corners

    I did notice that on the MDF trim that sometimes if you don’t get a proper bite it will tear a little elongated hole in the trim. But with proper placement I found it wasn’t an issue.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #552856

    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ
    woodman_412 wrote:
    I did notice that on the MDF trim that sometimes if you don’t get a proper bite it will tear a little elongated hole in the trim. But with proper placement I found it wasn’t an issue.

    Yes, MDF usually isn’t a problem since it is soft. Harder woods is where it is more apt to happen or when you’re blow’n and go’n. I’ve had them a coupke years now and use mine all the time. They have made it to where getting that perfect miter is very easy.

    #552888

    I have a couple that I need to file a little sharper. They just don’t bite as well as the others.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #552905

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    It’s good to hear that the pin holes are small. I can certainly deal with the 23ga size marks.

    Jon P.
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    #552918

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard

    Looks nice and tight! Tight is right!
    @crpntrfeak I have only used the ones in this pic below, The puka (hole) left by it seems bigger that what you guys are talking about? Have you used these spring clamps also? We glued them and sanded them in. The tool works on 2 size of clamps and it is the one sold here locally at the WoodCraft store.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #553122

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard

    Looks nice and tight! Tight is right!
    crpntrfeak I have only used the ones in this pic below, The puka (hole) left by it seems bigger that what you guys are talking about? Have you used these spring clamps also? We glued them and sanded them in. The tool works on 2 size of clamps and it is the one sold here locally at the WoodCraft store.

    Is there a tools to open those ones Dirty like the Collins clamps or do you just open them by hand? It would be interesting to know which type apply more force or if they are about the same.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #553124

    I think with the softer woods and mdf trim you end up with closer to an 18g sized hole. Harder material is closer to 23g in my opinion.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #553125

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I think with the softer woods and mdf trim you end up with closer to an 18g sized hole. Harder material is closer to 23g in my opinion.

    I think you’re right Andrew. In my experience so far with the MDF trim if you get a clean bite into it the holes are just a little smaller than my 18 ga brad holes but pretty similar. Definitely easy to make disappear in paint grade trim work.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #553130

    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    I was using the miter clamps on the baseboard

    Looks nice and tight! Tight is right!
    @crpntrfeak I have only used the ones in this pic below, The puka (hole) left by it seems bigger that what you guys are talking about? Have you used these spring clamps also? We glued them and sanded them in. The tool works on 2 size of clamps and it is the one sold here locally at the WoodCraft store.

    Those are the ulmia ones. I have them they are great

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