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WoodRiver Clamping System

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$31.50
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4.5

(28 reviews)

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The WoodRiver Clamping System applies equal pressure from all four directions (top, bottom, and both sides). Ideal for gluing table tops, shelving, veneer, and laminates. Comes with complete instructions. 2 x 4's not included.

The WoodRiver clamping system applies equal pressure from all four directions (top, bottom, and both sides). Ideal for gluing table tops, shelving, veneer, and laminates. Attach clamps to any length 2 x 2's (a 2 x 4 ripped in half) with screws provided, set jig and turn handle to tighten (on large pieces, position every 12"-18" for maximum clamping efficiency). Clamp has plastic pressure pads and two 19-1/2" tail bars of tough plastic with 12 notches to handle a variety of stock widths. It can be used on boards up to 6" thick. Includes two clamps, two short bars, two long bars and screws. Comes with complete instructions, 2 x 4's not included. Replacement "long" and "short" notched plastic clamping bars are available separately.


  • Applies equal pressure on all four directions
  • Includes 2 clamps, 2 short bars, 2 long bars, screws
  • 2 x 4's not included
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     

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    4.3

    (based on 28 reviews)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good grip (19)
    • Secure (18)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Durable (14)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (8)

    Best Uses

    • At home (20)
    • Minor projects (8)
    • Contract jobs (7)
    • Wide glue-ups (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (18), Professional (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)

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    5.0

    Great Clamps - Work Great

    By  Papaw Jim

    from Chesterfield, IN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Spreading Bars Insufficie

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    I have had these for over a year now and use them to do both cutting boards and panel glue-ups. they work great for what I do! Mounted my hardware on 1 1/2"x1 1/2" poplar. I laminated 1/4" hardboard on the facing side, put on a couple coats of shellac, and always face the clamp with clear packing tape. The small spreader bars are not large enough to handle much force, but I always add a few extra clamps to help those out. These keep the individual pieces well lined up.

     
    5.0

    Good gear

    By  Michigan North woodworker

    from Michigan

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    This was an easy tool to assemble. It does the job it advertised. This makes edge joining much easier in my shop. I bought two but may go back for at least another. Good value, too.

     
    4.0

    Great tool

    By  Tonto

    from Boston

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    I have used it many time over several years, it's great. Only thing, use wax paper to protect the clamp where the glue squeezes out.

     
    5.0

    WORKS PERFECTLY!

    By  G's Cutting Boards

    from Los Alamitos, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Contract Jobs
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    This one of the best clamping systems I've ever used. It does take a little time to set it up properly, but if it's set up properly it works perfectly. Take the time to study the instructions before you start and then do a DRY clamp up of some practice pieces before you get the glue out. This system will cause your work piece to be elevated about 3" above your table during the gluing and clamping stages, but once the clamps are set and tightened you can move it anywhere while the glue sets. Gotta work quickly to get all the pieces aligned before the glue sets. (I'm making 18" x 20" butcher block style cutting boards, and they each have 23 3/4" wide slats). I agree with those that say to use tape or something to protect the fixture (and frame boards) from the squeeze-out glue. I used Douglas Fir 2 x 2's and drilled pilot holes for the screws. A little Bee's Wax and Mineral Oil mixture on the screw threads makes them install easily. It WAS a little cumbersome to use the first time, but only the first time. Learn from your experience(s) on PRACTICE pieces first! This is a MUST or you're just going to waste a bunch of wood and rip your hair out with glue on your hands. This is a "Must Have" item for any wood shop.

     
    4.0

    Very good

    By  Gege

    from Bahia, Brazil

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Contract Jobs
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    I'm à luthier and this product is professional.

     
    5.0

    Produces flat table top

    By  skypilot13

    from Humble, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Secure

    Cons

    • Screw Pad Is Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Gifts

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    the plate that attaches to the screw is flimsy, but it does not affect the operation of the clamp. I bought 3 so I could edge glue long boards together

     
    5.0

    Nice system

    By  SB

    from Brewton, AL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Grip
    • Keeps Glueups Straight
    • Secure

    Cons

    • Learning Curve

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Minor Projects
    • Wide glue-ups

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    Definitely takes a bit of time to get use to, but I can set up the clamps pretty quickly now by my self. I haven't had problems getting straight 2x2s. Use the same methods you'd use to true up any other kind of board and you're there. One tip, use painters tape on the face of the clamp boards or squeeze-out will glue your project to the clamps.

     
    3.0

    Nice for SOME things - not for others

    By  D

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    ..using this to clamp 3-6 6" wide boards that have glue joints. Works pretty well really, but does not replace bar clamps. These are great if you are gluing rows of but-jointed planks that are prone to buckle, but they tell you to use a 2x4 ripped in half for the runners - I would use a whole 2x4, as the resulting 2x2 still pulls up abit. Or perhaps reinforce the 2x2 with angle iron. Anyway useful little jig. Not the be-all end-all though, as I hoped it would be.

     
    5.0

    Works Great

    By  John Mc

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Minor Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    Read the reviews and purchased pieces of 2x2 hardwood to set these up. Just used them to glue up an oak table top and it came out great. Really glad I purchased these.

     
    5.0

    Clever! Works like a charm.

    By  RB

    from Lubbock, TX

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Contract Jobs

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    Makes panel glue ups simple and quick with perfect results every time.

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