April 1, 2014 at 7:44 am #110494Andre_CProMiramichi, New-Brunswick
I think that most of the tasks they performed would have been faster and simpler with a wood vise. I have seen something similar for doing wood sculpting.
Not on my wish list.April 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm #110668
This type of clamp would be best suited in a production type of shop. Or someone who has money to spend on neat toys lolApril 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm #110680
http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneering/welcome.htm has some other options and links for making a cheaper setup. I’ve been looking at their setups, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet!April 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm #110705
That is a great website for making your own vacuum press for veneers. Wonder if their is a similar website for making your own vacuum clamp?April 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm #110729
That is a great website for making your own vacuum press for veneers. Wonder if their is a similar website for making your own vacuum clamp?
If you look on the site I believe there are some links. If not, search YouTube. I found some videos and there’s a couple places out there that sell the specific type of plastic blocks and sealant tape you need. I’m on my phone right now. I’ll try to post links later.April 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm #110756
Here’s more info from the site that talks about making your own clamps. At the bottom of the page it gives another option (Podz) if you Dont want to make your own.April 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm #110757
Here’s another. This guy has a few videos on making your own clamping jigs if you search his list.April 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm #111790
Hmm very interesting. I have a few vacuum pumps around here … might have to try this out!April 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm #111851MrToolJunkiePro
I think it would work well for certain applications. Being able to sand, route and saw with no clamps getting in the way would be huge for me. It would be great for holding doors on edge for mortising and cutting back-bevels and all kinds of applications. I think this will be one of the next things I explore adding in my shop.
Orange County, CAApril 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm #111870jim_hunt17ProMilwaukee, WI
Definently an interesting thread going on here! I have no reason for those clamps besides messing around with them. They look neat but I have to agree with the thought that they are probably really great in a production shop
Milwaukee, WIApril 2, 2014 at 11:31 pm #111902mattryycProCalgary, Alberta
Man these things are super cool. I’ve seen them before but am still impressed every time I look back at them. I understand how they work, but it still is pretty crazy to see them do it. I hope the price comes down on these some day.April 4, 2014 at 12:48 am #112680
If you do a search on YouTube (I can’t remember right now where I found it), one guy shows how to use them as a second helper. He shows how he uses his to hold up the other end of long crown moulding installations. It worked very well. And it would be cheaper than a second man, in this case, and more likely to show up on time everyday. And no back talk either!September 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm #195156supimeisterPro
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.
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.
I guess I had never actually looked into Tom’s offerings of vacuum clamps but it is definitely nice to know there is an option for one available in the US currently (since the festool one isn’t). These are some pretty amazing clamps, and while it is not something I can justify now (or probably anytime soon), it is a really neat system.
John SMarch 13, 2015 at 3:13 pm #294355AnonymousInactive
I’d like to try one of those. Looks pretty cool.March 13, 2015 at 4:07 pm #294377stakerPro
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