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- Organizes your clamps
- Wheels allow easy movement of the rack
- 500 lb capacity
- Extensions for more storage
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The model I bought (early 2013) is sturdier than the one shown in online pictures at the time. It also has side extensions for long clamps. The casters may also have been improved - unlike earlier reviewers I was easily able to install them with channel-lock pliers and a crescent wrench to hold the nut.
A great clamp rack, especially when on sale. Enabled me to bring all my clamps (over 100) to one place so I have them when I need them. I did add 4 pieces of angled aluminum across the sides - adding strength and extra space .
Nice Clamp Rack
I finally have most of my clamps organized. Lucked out as I have a wrench that works on the casters. Small parallel Pliers Wrench by Knipex.
Good idea -bad execution
This product lives at the intersection of poor design and shoddy materials. Clearance issues abound where the casters with threaded posts attach to the frame - to the extent that in two cases no known wrench could grab the nut much less turn it. Of course, with no way to hold the post stationary, turning the nut just turns the post anyway. Well-made casters have flats that a wrench or pliers could get a grip on. These have flats, but they're smaller than the body of the caster, so they can't be gripped, short of grinding the properly sized open-end wrench to a thickness 1/8". But you'll only get to this point if you forgo one or two of the bolts that attach the frame sides to the base. Otherwise you won't even get the nuts onto the casters' posts in the first place. Speaking of those bolts, the fact that they come with nuts and washers already assembled adds an unnecessary step to the assembly process as they all have to be dismantled first. While you're doing that, you may not notice the cross-threaded nuts, but you'll notice when you try to use them. Fuzzy photographs and line drawings from a previous version don't enhance the instructions any. That said, if I ever get the thing together (two hours and counting) It will no doubt do a serviceable job of providing movable storage for my many clamps.
HTC Clamp Rack
Good for a small woodworking shop. Con in assembly, poor design on assembly for caster wheels. Very difficult to tighten properly.
Nice portable clamp rack
Holds 22 24" & 48"bessey clamps combined plus small clamps
Easy assembly except attaching casters.
I like having lots of clamps available and almost always pick up a few each trip to woodcraft. Made my own rack but mine did not manuver well so I got this sale rack. Assembly went fine but casters were a real irritation. Finally removed the bottom nuts and was able to get a rachet wrench in the space. Took way longer to assemble because of this problem. Also only came with 3 rods but parts list says eleven.
Caster mounting stinks
Let me add to the list of people who had problems mounting the casters. I am a pretty handy person and have way more tools than most people, but I didn't have what it took to tighten the casters. This experience adds to a belief that I have had for years. If the people who design these things (automobiles, clamp racks, whatever) ever had to get out in the shop and work on them, things would be designed differently. This isn't a great fix, but here is what I did. I added two washers to the bolt of the caster before inserting into the frame. That gave me just enough room to get some channel locks in there and get it somewhat tight. By the way, better have metric wrenches. I would not recommend this to a friend at full price. I would recommend it at the price I got ($50 off, [...] and another discount), and only with a warning about the sorry caster design. I value my friends.
Difficult to assemble
Assembly of wheels to frame was poorly designed. Because of the plastic sleeve in the nuts, the nuts were difficult to tighten onto the wheel "bolts." You could not get a good grip on the bolts or, for that matter, the nuts to tighten. Very frustrating.
A Real Time Saver
A clamp rack on wheels is a very useful tool in a shop when it comes time to do a thorough cleaning. In fact, the ease of the job is directly proportional to the number of things that are on wheels. The mobile rack also keeps clamps accounted for and in easy reach at the glue up table which makes it a real time saver & a great asset management tool.
HTC Rack-Excellent price but flawed
Design flaw created issues during assembly due to minimal angle iron clearance between base and wheel screw studs. This made the insertion of a wrench or ratchet socket impossible and was quite frustrating. My experience was not unique as I saw a few similar experiences recalled by wood workers assembling this unit on the web. I presume that this may be a reason that this was promoted as a sale item to eliminate old inventory.
Great product at great price.
It is well designed and I was able to get all my clamps on it, except for the small ones. Would be nice to have a tray on the inside bottom for small clamps,etc. The top bracket has 3 notches each side for parallel clamps. Since most people own these clamps in multiples of 2, would be nice to have 4 notches each side. Would be nice to have rack a full 6 feet high for more clamp space. All in all, I like it better than competitor's.
It's just the right size
know all my clamps are in one place and portable
works pretty good
OK for a small rack, but Rockler's is superior. It works well for a small shop, but I need more capacity. It's ok for the price. I would pay more for a more heavy duty rack
I rebuilt this clamp rack by adding 3/4" plywood on both slanted sides and added a larger plywood base for greater stability. Also added 5" casters for easier movement throughout the shop. Basically I used the metal frame for internal structure and the angle iron is plenty stout to handle the job. Might buy another one.
Bad assembly design, good clamp storage
Putting this together was a breeze until the casters. Terrible design and I cannot believe they actually took this to market without fixing it. Luckily, I had a large mouth adjustable wrench with narrow jaws or it would have been a trip to the store. Now that it's built, rolls easy, hangs a lot of clamps but WAY overpriced. Lucky it was a gift....
I find this rack very easy to roll into a corner and out of the way. Yet all tmy clamps are esay to get to.
HTC Clamp Rack
This rack allows me to easily store all my clamps in a way that gives me easy access to them when needed. It also freed up wall space where I had previously stored my clamps
Works for me
This rack works for me, just bought my second one. It manuevers well and holds plenty of clamps. Assembly can be tricky because the bolts at the bottom and the caster bolts interfere with each other. The biggest issue with it is the price -at regular price of $120 plus shipping, it's not even close to worth it. At the sale price of $60 plus a $10 coupon and free shipping (total $50), it's still a bit pricey. I know that I could build one, but by time I buy casters and all the other materials, it would probably be just as expensive. Plus this rack is lightweight and easily moved around - not nearly as bulky as the shop built racks I've seen.
Good design, very poorly manufactured
Good product design. Almost impossible to assemble. Casters took great a lot creativity to get them attached. Unit does not and cannot be made to sit on the floor with all casters touching. I now understand why this product was being closed out. Barely worth the trouble at half the price. I expected more from HTC and Woodcraft.
The casters were a nuisance to install, but the rest of the assembly was very easy. I like the compact design compared to making a rack out of wood. It is easy to move around in a small shop. It completely organized all of my spring clamps. I did not realize how many I had until I organized them on this rack. I no longer have to dig through a drawer to find a set of the same size clamps. I will probably buy another to make my f-clamps mobile.