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Damstom 38'' Panel Clamp

Sandwiches large, thick panels to hold them flat while drying—no bowing when pressure is applied!
Item #
51792
Rating:
72% of 100

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
More Information
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
3.6 / 5.0
115 Reviews
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quality primary shop tool/can be transfered to jobsite for cabinet work
wish this tool had been available 50 yrs ago when i became a
carpenter/retired now/ with the high cost of lumber/you can turn
scrap into cash. joe
November 13, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Really great clamps, gluing panels is a lot easier and no cupping. Awesome!!
November 1, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
they work as expected
October 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Damstom panel clamps
Fast and effective way to glue up small panels. Definitely work the investment..
October 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Clamp review
These clamps really work well. I had two and just bought a third for wider panels. Am considering getting two more. They're not cheap, but they hold glued panels flat and clamp well.
August 31, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The clamp I thought I wouldn’t like.
I got 2 of these clamps for a gift and thought I wouldn’t like them. How wrong I was, I love them. I use them for panel glue ups and liked them so much I bought 2 more. They place a lot of side pressure while keeping the panels from bowing or shifting.
August 25, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good Clamps
I have used three damstom clamps to make two side panels and a top for a large walnut dresser and am very satisfied with them. Setup is fairly easy and I am well pleased with the results. I have no complaints.
July 16, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Recommended!
Works great, was easy to set up and use right out of the box.
April 22, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Clamps
I loved them - they work great
April 15, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great clamps. I grab for these first
February 17, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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I work with wine barrels last tops hat Ned to be separated and glue back together without bowing.
Brad D on Nov 18, 2019
Hoping to make flatter panel glue ups....
Michael F on Nov 16, 2019
I work with wine barrels last tops hat Ned to be separated and glue back together without bowing.
Brad D on Nov 18, 2019
Looks like a good product for my needs.
Don on Nov 17, 2019
Hoping to make flatter panel glue ups....
Michael F on Nov 16, 2019
Laminate wood together
James S on Nov 15, 2019
Frustrated trying to get flat panels. This should make them perfect!
Michael S on Nov 13, 2019
Reviews online
Charles S. on Nov 12, 2019
I am a disabled veteran and I make wooden American flags. These clamps will make it easier to flatten the stripes while gluing.
Danielle T on Nov 8, 2019
I make a lot of end glue up projects and this seems like the perfect tool to streamline processes.
Joshua Facteau O on Nov 4, 2019
Gluing up some bigger panels need to keep them flat
Daniel W on Nov 3, 2019
you had a good price on a tool that i could really use
Dennis A H on Oct 28, 2019
Making a lot of tables lately
Michael J on Oct 10, 2019
I need to keep my panels from bowing when gluing and clamping.
Robert M on Oct 3, 2019
hope it works to keep boards flat and even
Leonard T on Sep 27, 2019
building panels for multiple benchtops & desktops.
Bryan T on Sep 20, 2019
This item is a great help to keep the twist and bow out of my glue ups while drying, regular clamps cant do that.
Alan W on Sep 19, 2019
need to keep panels flatter while gluing
Matthew P on Sep 16, 2019
I need these clamps to clamp panels together.
Morris J on Sep 16, 2019
Need clamps that keep a project, FLAT while gluing.
Rik W on Sep 15, 2019
worth a try to help keep glue ups flat.
James G on Sep 10, 2019
tired of shifted planks while making panels
brock d on Sep 8, 2019
We do quite a few glued up table tops of all sizes. This should help keep glue ups flat and true.
Clifford E on Sep 2, 2019
To prevent bowing while joining for raised panels to be correctly and uniformly routered.
Carl W on Aug 11, 2019
wanted a 4th panel clamp. They are great for keeping the project flat and straight
John K on Jul 6, 2019
I have 2 of these and I love them! Will be nice to add one in the middle for longer panels.
Tatiana L on Jul 2, 2019
Building a kitchen table. These should help me make sure the surface is flat and without lips from board to board.
James M H on Jul 1, 2019
love it
bill on Jun 30, 2019
I wanted something easier to use and a more solid clamp then my homemade cauls.
John F on Jun 30, 2019
Hope to see improvement over my homemade cauls
Timothy S on Jun 15, 2019
will make gluing up cabnit doors easier
William W on Jun 9, 2019
I use hand made, wooden boards with clamps to do this, now. It takes a good deal of time to set up, while glue is drying. This should be much faster and better.
Craig T on May 31, 2019
Father's day gift for my husband.
Monica S on May 31, 2019
my wife is a wood worker and requested this for her birthday
S Grant S on May 28, 2019
I make slabs from strips of wood often, and wound like to save time plaining them.
David A D on Apr 23, 2019
Best design for keeping gluing boards flush to each other
Michael W on Mar 18, 2019
The right tool for the job of gluing panels.
Wayne H on Mar 7, 2019
Making lazy Susan's. This better help to prevent wrapping when gluing boards together.
Jerry B on Feb 19, 2019
i am making cabinet doors and chest tops
Charles N on Feb 9, 2019
To make flat panels.
bruce m on Feb 9, 2019
I fabricate panels and need the capability of a “ strong back” on both sides of the boards making up the panel while the glue sets up (cures).
Lowell M on Jan 30, 2019
Keep glue-ups flat.
Alvin L on Jan 30, 2019
I have had trouble in past glue up’s of panels. This should speed up the process.
Paul 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
Looks like a good product for my needs.
Don on Nov 17, 2019
Laminate wood together
James S on Nov 15, 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: i am unaware of black edition..../i purchased 3 38" rockler clamps..done numerous projects/super happy with
thier quality and the ease of function. good investment..rockler rocks..joe/carpenter/50yrs/rt.
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: the price is for 1 clamp/ u need a minimum 2/i own 3 which handles just about anything i might run into/top
quality primary shop tool. joe/carpenter/50yrs/ret.
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
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 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.
Does glue stick to the clamps?
Daryl R on Nov 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used my clamps just today on a sideboard build, and strangely, ended up with a lot of squeeze out, literally all over my three clamps. Usually, I am quick to wipe off the squeeze out but got distracted today on a phone call for about an hour. Coming back to the build I found the hardened squeeze out running up and down my clamps. With a little warm water and a piece of orbital sandpaper (turned upside down) I easily removed the dried glue. Kind of like using a chisel but without a sharp edge. Truly these clamps are a brute and I love them completely. They clean up from most everything but certain stains, so be careful there. Otherwise, glue (typical woodworker's) isn't a problem at all. Great product. I have 8 of them now.
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 they made in the USA?
Christopher F on Jul 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These clamps are made in Canada. They work very well.
are there longer Damstom clamps? can they be extended?
Scott A on Oct 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: you want to get greedy with a revolutionary clamp/ make two panels/plate join/or go for length/vs width/i generally
use 1 clamp every 6-8" width. hope this helps. joe/carpenter/50yrs/rt.
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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