Includes everything needed to easily clamp two corners at a time: two original Clamp-It® Assembly Squares and four 5" Clamp-It® Bar Clamps. Bar Clamp is held in place on the Clamp-It® Assembly Square with a friction fit to make operation quick, easy and one-handed.
Ideal for picture frame joinery, RTA assembly, drill press jigs and adding a shelf
Assembly Square measures 8" x 8" x 1-1/2"
5" Clamp-It® Clamps feature fixed heads with comfortable ergonomic handles
Clamps have fixed heads with movable tail pieces
Bar has anti-slip detents to prevent slippage when tightening
Throat depth is 3/4" to clamp center on the assembly square
Maximum clamping thickness when used with the Clamp-It® Assembly Square is 2-1/2"
Maximum clamping thickness without assembly square is 4-1/2"
I have built my own, larger, right angle assembly jigs, but the ready availability of these smaller, but precise, jigs is too good for the price. The clamps are easily applied and their flat profile stays clear of any others clamps used simultaneously on the project at hand.
I can square boxes etc, but it takes time, measuring, clamping and manulipulating . I bought the whole kit and it’s a great time saver and I might say accurate. I have no complaints. Well worth the money.
Clamp-Its are great, the second set of hands that I don't have!
I bought these to ensure that my projects were square, but they ended up doing so much more. They ended up being another set of hands. I usually do my woodworking alone, so the clamp-its are now also my second pair of hands. I use them all the time.
I used my clamp it squares to hold corner pieces in place while I fasten corner pieces. The clamps not only speeds up the process but increases the accuracy of lining up the side boards. I also use the Bandy Clamps to hold work pieces to the saw horse.
I have found it difficult to maintain a square fit when dealing with lengthy set-ups. I use cut off straight pins (from my wifes sewing box) to help maintain edge contact and elliminate slipage. These square clamps give me the "SQUARE" while clamping with small bar clamps give me the pressure at the glue surface. They beat the machinist square for securing to the work surface. A little pricey, but too me well worth the purchase.
First time clamping a square and used these guys. It was for a large drawer about 20" deep and 30" wide. Found I had to play with them a bit to get the work pieces flush with each other - although the jig squared them up neatly.
Also found that I needed either more clamps, or spaces underneath the far ends of the pieces to keep them properly elevated.
In my opinion, if you want to go with these, get two sets - or 4 square clamps. That way you can square the entire piece and elevate it evenly.
Before purchasing I read some reviews that said they weren't square but they still said they worked well enough. What'd I spend on these things? (something like $50 bucks or so)
I tried assembling a cabinet with these and I found myself wondering if my square was good because these thing aren't even close. I just couldn't believe they were so far off, I can't see these working for anyone. If I had a way to shave them square I'd shave them, then you'd have a good product. I can't see why Rockler is selling these, they're bad.
If you couldn't tell, I am very disappointed with this set.