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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2022, 03:27 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on the Dubuque clamps. The weight of the Besseys is always a problem. I just ordered 2 pair of the 36 inch Dubuques.
My clamps are fastened to the wall with a Woodpeckers clamp rack as floor space is the biggest problem I have.
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Offline ChuckS

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2022, 03:41 PM »
The 36" is the sweet spot although I have 24", 36" & 48". The 24", which I have the most, is the best in terms of footprint on my bench which is just 22" deep, but it's sometimes an inch or two short for an assembly. When that happens, I can't but turn to the 36" Dubuque and the heavy Bessey or the like. 

Offline Rob Z

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2022, 04:59 PM »
I also have sold off almost all my clamps in favor of the Dubuque brand (24"/36"/48"). I find they have plenty of clamping pressure and are sooo easy to handle. 

I have retained some Pony pipe clamps in longer lengths (60"/72"), but they are rarely used.

I've bought the Dubuques at Tools For Working Wood (Brooklyn NYC), Harry Epstein (Kansas City, MO) and Coastal Tool (CT).

Offline GilbertV

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2022, 07:29 PM »
I usually prefer to store my tools in cabinets, but the clamps posed storage issues.  Here's my solution.

Offline RussellS

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2022, 08:24 PM »
I usually prefer to store my tools in cabinets, but the clamps posed storage issues.  Here's my solution.

My gosh man!!!!!!!!!  How can you sleep at night??????  In your picture of your clamp storage, at the top, you have about 30 long Bessy clamps.  Then about 10 medium Bessy clamps.  AND THEN!!!!!!!!!!  you have ONE (1) short Bessy clamp.  And then a 3 inch gap in the wall.  And 10 more short Bessy clamps.  How can you live with that??????  That gap in the wall?  Separating that one short Bessy clamp from his brethren.  You must tear that whole clamp rack down and fix that monumental error.  Move the gap in the wall over to the left and get that one short Bessy clamp back with its kin.

Offline gunnyr

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2022, 09:37 PM »
I have both rolling and wall mounted clamp racks.  It seems that my wall mounted clamps are always out of reach above and behind tools and materials.  I keep my most frequently used clamps on my rolling cart so that I can move them to the work as needed.  My rolling rack is a Norm Abrams copy and has worked well for me.  It has been easy to adjust the rails as my clamp collection/preferences have changed.
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Offline GilbertV

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2022, 02:59 AM »
I usually prefer to store my tools in cabinets, but the clamps posed storage issues.  Here's my solution.

My gosh man!!!!!!!!!  How can you sleep at night??????  In your picture of your clamp storage, at the top, you have about 30 long Bessy clamps.  Then about 10 medium Bessy clamps.  AND THEN!!!!!!!!!!  you have ONE (1) short Bessy clamp.  And then a 3 inch gap in the wall.  And 10 more short Bessy clamps.  How can you live with that??????  That gap in the wall?  Separating that one short Bessy clamp from his brethren.  You must tear that whole clamp rack down and fix that monumental error.  Move the gap in the wall over to the left and get that one short Bessy clamp back with its kin.
LOL!  You're totally correct! Apparently I need to go to a sensitivity training program!  I'm a total failure an a human being. ;)

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2022, 03:21 AM »
I usually prefer to store my tools in cabinets, but the clamps posed storage issues.  Here's my solution.

My gosh man!!!!!!!!!  How can you sleep at night??????  In your picture of your clamp storage, at the top, you have about 30 long Bessy clamps.  Then about 10 medium Bessy clamps.  AND THEN!!!!!!!!!!  you have ONE (1) short Bessy clamp.  And then a 3 inch gap in the wall.  And 10 more short Bessy clamps.  How can you live with that??????  That gap in the wall?  Separating that one short Bessy clamp from his brethren.  You must tear that whole clamp rack down and fix that monumental error.  Move the gap in the wall over to the left and get that one short Bessy clamp back with its kin.

Yeah I know, it's like he's not even trying, displaying such a small quantity of clamps! :-)

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2022, 05:44 PM »
He's got a bunch of the "transition" style clamps in there too. Most of them are the early version with the wooden handles. The ones with the narrow body and the plastic handles weren't around for very long. They switched to the wider body with the removable covers.
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Offline GilbertV

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2022, 06:22 PM »
Can seem to find the sales on these clamps anymore, at least not like the old days.  That quantity of clamps may seem excessive but I have used over 80 clamps at one time when I was re-doing the kitchen in my old house.  Mostly on glueing up raise panel doors and lining up raised panels on the back side of the kitchen cabinets.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2022, 10:06 AM »
Mine are actually in 3 different places around the bench area. The really long ones are behind the big black toolbox, the 40 and 31 are on the opposite end, lower part of the wall. The 18 and 24 hand on the end of the assembly bench.
So far, I keep F clamps in the bottom drawer of the black box. They will probably stay that way, since it keeps them from walking around the shop on their own. They will end up on the cleat wall at home some day.
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Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2022, 05:12 PM »
My wall space is all used for other things, so I started out with clamps between the joists, this is fine for K-type clamps.  Later I added a very plain cart from Busy Bee for overflow and other styles such as C clamps.

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Offline tango63

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Re: wall mounted clamp racks v. Rolling racks
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2023, 03:27 PM »
I prefer to keep things in cabinets to keep spiders out of them. So I have a "pantry" style cabinet (original plans from Wood IIRC) that I have modified to hold all my clamps.

Wow! This is a great setup.