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WoodRiver Clamping System

Item #125392 WoodRiver
$31.50
$28.35 - 3 or more
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Out of stock, order now for current pricing. Expected Delivery on December 14,2016

 
4.0

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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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    4.2

    (based on 31 reviews)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good grip (20)
    • Secure (19)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Durable (15)

    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 (21), Professional (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)

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    3.0

    Good Within Limits

    By  oldunc

    from Walnut Creek

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    This system works fairly well for joining thick boards- don't remember the minimum offhand, but it's somewhere in the 1/2" to 3/4" range (thus not much use,for example, for luthiery). As with any gluing setup, you have to consider squeeze out. I wax the 2x2s occasionally, and tape ovr wax paper over clamp bars where they pass under the joint, and have had no problems. It's fairly versatile as far as widths. The threads are pretty fine, but if properly set up you shouldn't have to turn them very far. Additional clamps may be needed, particularly at the ends, and you have to line up the boards carefuly; it may not squeeze out small warps etc.

     
    5.0

    One of the Best Clamps I ever used

    By  Randy

    from New Jersey

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Grip
    • Secure

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    I bought these Clamps since November 2011; and I have been making full uses of them since. With Wider Boards, I would use other additional Clamps. The beauty and simplicity of this clamp is remarkable. The fact that it applies pressure to all four sides of your work piece makes it a product that I feel every wood worker should, at least, try. Setting up is very simple.

     
    4.0

    Useful for specific application

    By  Design professional

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Unique Tool

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver Clamping System :

    This clamping system accommodates a useful range of width(s) of edge-glued boards by means of a series of notches into which the clamping hardware can be hooked. These Woodcraft/WoodRiver clamps are superior to a competitor's very similar product because these come with heavy-duty notched plastic "bars" to be fastened to customer-supplied plain two-by-twos. The competitor's product (for the same price) requires the customer to similarly supply the 2x2s, but also to create the notches in the 2x2s (by drilling). Several reviews here refer to issues with glue squeeze-out adhering the edge-glued boards to the 2x2s. I jointed one face of each 2x2 flat and smooth, sealed the face with one coat of polyurethane, sanded it to dull the gloss, and faced the sealed surface with .007" thick TapeCase 423-5 UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) polyethylene self-adhesive tape. Glue does not stick to the tape. To enhance the capacity of the clamps, I also drilled extra sets of holes along overlength 2x2s (repeating the same pilot hole pitch) for mounting the notched bars at various points.

     
    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.

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