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Sandwiches large, thick panels to hold them flat while drying—no bowing when pressure is applied!

Damstom 38'' Panel Clamp

Item #
51792
Rating:
74% of 100
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Damstom 38'' Panel Clamp

Get perfectly flat panels every time with the Damstom Panel Clamp. With its two straight, parallel bars adjusted to firmly sandwich the panel, you'll completely eliminate the problem of glued panels that buckle and bow under pressure. This makes it an excellent solution for table tops, wide door panels and thick bench tops. Tool-free knobs allow you to adjust the parallel bars to clamp panels from 3/4'' thick to a massive 4-1/2'' thick. Plenty of clearance for the handle makes it easy to wind the clamp closed. Constructed from steel with a powder-coated blue finish and rugged Acme thread.

(1) Damstom 38'' Panel Clamp
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Brand Damstom
Manufacturer Part Number SJD-0300-BLU
Weight 4.4500
Tech Spec
  • Opening Capacity: 38''
  • Maximum Panel Thickness: 4-1/2''
  • Material: Powder-coated steel
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Damstrom 38" panel clamp
Perfect panel clamping system
December 6, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
They have worked very well on my cutting boards!
December 3, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Well made, works as advertised
We purchased 6 of these to clamp cabinet door panels and they do the job just fine.

I am suprised by the 30% not so good reviews and can probably add the following.

1.) For the task at hand they are not flimsy, but I would probably not use them for large live edge slabs, or lumber which is crooked and not milled true.

2.) A clamp on the other end is not needed, the technique of how to use them is important. Downward pressure in the center before tightening the front clamp knobs and again downward pressure when applying clamping force flattens and aligns the panels perfectly.

3.) I suspect that the poor reviews eminate from users who tried to clamp panels which are of uneven thickness and slightly warped. Those present a challenge regardless of equipment and methodology.
November 26, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great for cutting boards
I've had much better keeping my cutting boards and other flue ups flat with these clamps. Very easy to use and better results than with my parallel clamps.
November 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Edge glued door panels
Worked great on edge glued cherry panels. Very little sanding
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November 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great clamps
Great clamps for gluing.
August 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Clamps
By far these are the best panel clamps that I ever used. Easy set up and the panel comes out flat as it should. The clamp screws provide excellent clamping pressure. Highly recommend.
July 23, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Took the hassle out of clamping ang glueing many pieces of wood so they stay flat.
July 18, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Work just fine for me, just wish I had four more hands.
July 5, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
I had tried them for the first time today was really impressed how easy they were to use happy I made this purchase
July 3, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have had trouble in past glue up’s of panels. This should speed up the process.
Paul P on Jan 13, 2019
Gift for my husband
Shannon K on Jan 5, 2019
I have had trouble in past glue up’s of panels. This should speed up the process.
Paul P on Jan 13, 2019
I work with recycle pallet wood and this is great for creating wider panels!
Robert T on Jan 8, 2019
Gift for my husband
Shannon K on Jan 5, 2019
I have a large cabinet top to glue up
gary c on Jan 4, 2019
I am about to make three bedroom doors, and I think this will make it a litter easier.
WILLIAM M on Dec 24, 2018
Will be perfect for a project I am planning
Margaret T on Dec 21, 2018
To keep panels flat while clamped. I have never used them before.
ROCHELLE H on Dec 20, 2018
Reviews seemed supportive. I need for large table top glue up -oak 7’x20 inches for commissioned piece (son’s Christmas) could have made but sale and extra headache made this an easy purchase.
Mark D on Dec 20, 2018
The price is good and again I trust rockler.
William Clouser I on Dec 20, 2018
Gift
Patricia G on Dec 18, 2018
ease of use
jim b on Dec 17, 2018
Most reasonable price I could find for this product. I have a drop leaf table top to mill and assemble. I need good clamps.
Wilfredo A on Dec 16, 2018
My husband wanted them for Christmas.
Kathy J on Dec 13, 2018
'cause I like clampin' me some big ol' panels!
Ross L on Dec 11, 2018
Hoping to make glueups quicker and less messy
Daniel M on Dec 10, 2018
I read the product reviews. They are helpful.
Victor F on Dec 9, 2018
husband circled it in catalogue
laura l on Dec 9, 2018
Wanted to try this approach at keeping panels flat.
KEVIN K on Dec 9, 2018
Less time for setup.
Steven B on Dec 8, 2018
Christmas gift for my son who has several of your items & says they are of very good quality.
Eileen S on Dec 7, 2018
Need
S L on Dec 7, 2018
I have six panels to make quickly. I think this will help me save tons of time.
Larry G on Dec 7, 2018
I bought 1 - and did not realize it should be two!
Mohammad A on Nov 17, 2018
Think this will help with some of my task to prevent bowing
Paul O on Nov 16, 2018
I like big blocks of wood and I cannot lie
Matthew K on Nov 12, 2018
On sale. Make my life easier.
Marc R on Nov 11, 2018
I am making little occasional tables and need to glue up wider tops.
Robert Scott T on Nov 11, 2018
upcoming project
Rick W on Oct 29, 2018
Hopefully easier set up than multiple long clamps and cauls.
DAN S on Oct 28, 2018
Two of these and some good clamps will make gluing up panels a breeze. Less time with surface preparation and sanding.
Robin R on Oct 16, 2018
Great product
Mark M on Sep 25, 2018
Reviews and need
Steven D on Jul 31, 2018
Needed another one - works pretty good
William J on Jul 15, 2018
I need a better way to glue up panels.
David J on Jul 1, 2018
seems like it will be very helpful and eliminate any bows when gluing
Jeff V on Jun 26, 2018
I need to build a number of flat panels. This hopefully will help me out.
James R L on Jun 23, 2018
Husband's gift request
KATHRYN A on Jun 12, 2018
Sturdy caul style clamps to ensure flat panels.
Roger L. S on Jun 11, 2018
trying to hold panels straight when gluing
Kurt K on Apr 15, 2018
to create new tops for tables
raymond d on Mar 28, 2018
Looking for a better way to make my own large panels for sign making and save money by not buying pre-made panels from the big box store.
joe w on Mar 25, 2018
I've used some old wood/metal clamps that I think were produced by Wood River. They are a bit contrary but can work pretty good. These clamps just look like a better solution.
John D on Mar 24, 2018
Best tool available for making doors in your garage!
Felix O on Mar 19, 2018
Got one for xmas and needed to buy another one to be able use
Marc H on Mar 16, 2018
To make it easier to glue up table tops, etc
Len R on Mar 9, 2018
keep my panels flat
Jake H on Mar 8, 2018
For better clamp-ups of flat panels. If these work as advertised, it should mean less sanding.
Anthony P on Mar 8, 2018
I have built many projects joining wood where these would have helped, finally getting tools to minimize any bowing
Steve W on Mar 7, 2018
I need another clamp like this for my next project.
Gregory G on Mar 6, 2018
I am gluing maple gym flooring boards to make a tabletop. needed to have them flat.
Thomas S on Feb 22, 2018
I work with recycle pallet wood and this is great for creating wider panels!
Robert T on Jan 8, 2019
I have a large cabinet top to glue up
gary c on Jan 4, 2019
What differences, if any, are there between the Damstom D300 Black Edition Panel Clamp (38 inches) clamp and the Damstom clamp offered exclusively by Rockler? We have the obvious Rockler-blue, but is the material the clamp is constructed of different? What about coating / finish?
Jay A on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The difference, other than the color, is the knobs. The knobs on the Rocker are plastic with a metal thread while the original Damstom Black clamps have metal knobs with a metal thread.
what holds down the opposite side from the clamp. ? does not look like there is a clamp there ??
ROBERT S on Nov 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are two square vertical post with a stop on one side. Shown on the far side of the image. Place them at the far end of the wood you wish to clamp. The turn the adjustable clamp handle to tight and add pressure to the gluing wood. The clamp is also adjustable for different thickness wood. I have used the clamp several times and I am very happy with it.
How many total clamps are in the package? Does it come with just one clamp or two?
Terry B on Oct 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One.
What is the max spacing of these clamps?
Duane H on Dec 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have found that in a normal kitchen panel of 29" to 30" long
I have used one per foot with cull's. But with three or more board as in a butcher block top or cutting board I would go with one every 10" with cull's
Is both top and bottom parts considered 1 clamp ?
Brent C on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are the 2 pieces in the kit. it clamps very well horizontally, but he back side needs 2 small clamps in the back to keep it nice and tight. Also if glueing up cutting boards you have to do alot of work to do to remove the glue squeeze out after you remove the clamps and if the piece is wide you will need a center clamp.
Hi how much downward pressure do they provide?
Paul C on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not as much as I would like to see. I always need to add a clamp at the back of the clamp to hold the
bars together and still not satisfied. Easier to use than the 2-way pressure clamp but like them better.
If you do a lot of edge gluing of long or wide material would not recommend.
is this for one clamp or a pair of clamps?
Don H on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased two clamps. A clamp consists of 2 bars , a screw device and a square backing pin.
are there longer Damstom clamps? can they be extended?
Scott A on Oct 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, that's all the longer they are. You may be able to modify them to make them longer but I have not needed to do that yet, or at this time.
i am gluing up 1 by boards 14 1/4" long, 57" long, 30 3/4" long &18 3/4" long.
How many clamps do I need on each?
Pappy on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do t see any problem with any of the boards with the possible exception of the 57. Presume they are each separate glue ups. You might need two clamp sets side by side to do a proper job on those 57" pieces. Clamps are easy to use and do a nice job. Let set for about s half hour and remove squeeze out - will make finishing tasks easier and better. Hook luck,
I need one for 48 inch wide panel. Is there that size?
Frank A on Dec 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not yet. Currently (Nov 2018) Damstom says they are considering a clamp in the 50-52" range. Hopefully they will release one soon.
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