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  • #100590

    Another cool video of some vacuum clamps…this one is available in North America — a company out of Germany called Schmalz. Would love to add one of these to my bench.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzYb8GDPn_E

    Orange County, CA

    #100592
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Wow, now those are cool. I’ve never seen anything like those before. Are they pricy?

    #100599
    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    Those are pretty sweet. So easy a women and older man can use them. :). They could be really handy, not scaring up a piece by putting it in a vise.

    #100602

    Depends on how you define pricey :). About $850 or so plus either the compressor or a vacuum pump (that can add lots more money to the mix). They also sell the square pads that are around $225 – $250, which would work for flat areas.

    Orange County, CA

    #100606
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    It looks like they are available in the US but I cannot find them anywhere on the net.

    #100608
    Moze
    Moderator
    Dallas, TX

    Those suck.

    (see what I did there…?)

    Resident Sign Guy

    #100609

    It looks like they are available in the US but I cannot find them anywhere on the net.

    Tool Home carries them — I know Tom and have ordered stuff from him in the past.

    http://www.tool-home.com/products/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=schmalz&x=0&y=0

    Also, he suggests Robinair pumps — the 6 CFM pump is less than $400 and a better pump according to Tom. So, a minimal setup will be around $600 – $625 or so. Adding a pump and the full set would be around a grand.

    Orange County, CA

    #100713
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    That is neat. Now I need to find a use for it.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
    (and also the World's Fastest Poster)

    #100734

    I have too many other tools to consider before I bite on that one. Great concept but do not see a need for it.

    #100770

    That is neat. Now I need to find a use for it.

    That’s the dangerous thing… Scot and his expensive-tool-posting is helping all of us find reasons to justify the need for something we never would have thought about owning before 😛 😛

    But seriously, that is an impressive clamp… not sure I need it, but it sure adds some versatility and speed to clamping!

    John S

    #100898

    I could find a use for this in lots of ways — being able to sand and entire piece without clamps getting in the way, even thinner stock; jigsawing (of course :)); edge profiling; securing parts at an angle and a host of other things. It would be super handy. Festool has a Vac Sys but they are not planning on releasing it in North America for some reason.

    Orange County, CA

    #110302
    JamieM
    Pro
    Hamilton, ON

    Lee Valley has a line of vacuum clamps and accessories. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=59743&cat=1,43838

    #110314
    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ

    That thing is cool!! I’ll take one.

    #110315

    Those suck.

    (see what I did there…?)

    Its late, I looked at your comment for a minute and thought “wow, a blunt criticism with no explanation…”

    lol

    I want some!

    #110403
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I just don’t need it. It goes very low on the list.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #110405
    DesertDeuces
    Pro
    Indio, CA

    The description says that the material being worked must have at least one non-porous side. Would this be the case often enough to warrant the purchase? Nice, but I’ll wait til the price drops by at least 90% and if I ever find a need for it.

    Pat

    #110431
    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Certainly a neat idea

    #110435
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    That is very cool , I could see that being very handy in my shop for lots of things.

    #110445
    SamM
    Pro

    It’s cool for sure. I think if I had it it would either be never used….or the most useful item in the shop.

    #110451
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I like it, And could use it a lot. But I ain’t spending that kind of money for one but it is a very cool idea. I spend a lot of extra time and care trying to protect stuff I clamp down

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