Excellent Heavy Gauge Galvanized Steel Rack
Posted October 17, 2014
If you have a lot of Jet Parallel Clamps and Jorgensen HD F-Style Bar Clamps like I do you will love these things. Just make sure to use big enough screws to hold them to the joists. A dozen of any of those Clamps are Really Heavy. I use this Rack instead of the F-Style Bar Clamp Rack due to some of the reviews saying that the Slots were a little bit too small and too close together for the Jorgensen HD Bar Clamp, so I have one or two more Racks for my F-Style Clamps than I would have needed but at least I have an even amount Clamps in each Rack.
Rockler 24" Parallel Clamp Rack
Posted October 8, 2014
I have purchased one Rockler Pipe Clamp Rack, one Rockler Quick-Release Bar Clamp Rack and now have 4 Parallel Clamp Racks but it seems like I will need 1 more Parallel Clamp Rack. I forgot that I have four Jet 40" Parallel Clamps that have been on back order coming in pretty soon and I do have a Project coming up that is going to require quite a few Clamps of a certain size so I will be purchasing additional Clamps. No, I don't have THAT many Jet Clamps although it would be nice since someone told me once that there are Two Things that you can Never have enough of and that is Clamps and Chisels with the possible exception of Hand Planes. Any way I do have four 12" Jet Clamps, six 24" Jet Clamps, four 31" Jet Clamps and the afore mentioned four 40" Jet Clamps soon to arrive. The other 30 Slots are filled with Jorgensen HD Bar Clamps; six 6”, six 12”, six 18”, six 24” and six 36”. After reading the reviews of the Jorgensen HD Bar Clamps not fitting the F-Style Clamp Racks without Modification or hanging them differently I decided to purchase the Parallel Clamps Racks especially since they were on sale, I should have gotten one more. Here again the F-Style Clamp Rack has 15 Slots – not 16 and as I said in my review of the Pipe Clamp Rack which has 9 Slots, what woodworker ever buys an Odd Number of Clamps, they are almost always bought in Pairs. But I do have to say that those Racks Do look Impressive with the possible exception of the Rockler Quick-Release Bar Clamp Rack which needs to be filled out because of breakage and my mother loaning some of them out to my older brother who NEVER returns things. Any way if you have a bunch of clamps (and if you ARE a woodworker you should have quite a few) you can’t go wrong with these Clamp Racks.
Quick and Easy and Cheap
Posted October 2, 2014
I needed the floor space so decided to move all clamps to a wall. Making your own wall-mounted clamp rack is easy enough, but, by the time you buy the wood and spend valuable shop time making it, it made sense to me to simply buy Rockler racks. They're very good quality and, as expected, take my Bessey clamps. I also have a number of bar clamps and while they won't fit in the slots (their head is too wide and hits the wall before the bar is in the slot), it is possible to simply "clamp" them on the rack.