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Frame Clamp Kit

Item #
17477
Rating:
88% of 100

Tightens all four corners simultaneously for ease of use. Adjustable clamp is self-squaring as it pulls all four corners together. Reversible jaws work for either small or large frames. Clamps anywhere in a range from 5" x 7" to 26" x 30".


Features:

  • Self squaring, adjustable
  • Strong, lightweight aluminum rails
  • Clamps all 4 corners simultaneously
  • Plastic jaws designed with recessed corners for excess glue removal
  • Use bar clamp in place of bolt/wing nut assembly to clamp larger frames
  • Quick, simple assembly and use
(4) Extruded aluminum rails
(4) Heavy-duty reversible jaws
(2) Joiners
(1) Carriage bolt/wing nut assembly
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 2.6000
4.4 / 5.0
104 Reviews
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Frame Clamp review
The clamp is sturdy, it is easy to put the frame pieces on prior to tightening. The tightening process appears to apply equivalent pressure to the four corners of the frame.
March 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It Really Is The Best Frame Clamp
I am very happy with this clamp. I have tried many different clamps, corner clamps and Bar clamps. I just couldn't get a frame square enough for my satisfaction. I was a little skeptical about this clamp at first. How good was it going to be for $40.00. I was wrong. This clamp makes frame assembly so easy, I could not believe it. No more bothering the wife to help me glue frames! I can even use V-nails while in this clamp. The frame bracket is nice and sturdy. You can pick the whole thing up and move it around and not worry about the frame getting wonky. I was so happy with this item, I bought a second one. I use a bar clamp instead of the nut and bolt that came with it. I wish I could give it more then five stars...
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February 12, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Nothing but the truth
This is the best framing device that I have used. Makes the work easier and faster
January 5, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I really like the frame clamp that I bought at Rockler. I have tried many corner clamps,wedge corners etc. But this was the very best and easiest to use! Even bought one for a friend of mine and he likes it too! Thank you Rockler for making my life better. It pulls all corners equally.
November 22, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
making picture frames and it works great for glue ups
November 13, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
frame clamp
Best clamp I have found for gluing up picture frames and small doors
November 2, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Picture Frames Using Rockler Clamp
This is my first attempt at assembling my own frames. The Rockler clamp device is easy to use and I am very happy with the results. Ended up purchasing a 12” length of all thread to be able to assemble a larger 24” X 30” frame. Worked very well.
24” X 30” frame.
24” X 30” frame.
September 10, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
frame clamp kit
Works like a charm. Only frame clamp I've found that is easy to use, makes tight corners without excess fumbling around. I am purchasing another so I can do multiple frame glue ups at the same time. Love it.
September 7, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This clamp makes it very easy to assemble four pieces with square corners for a table as shown.
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August 24, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Frame Clamp Kit Item #17477
Worked great, I would highly recommend this item
June 12, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Birthday gift.
Marjorie J on Mar 16, 2020
I have been burned by other clamp systems, but this is a very reliable clamp and made well
Michael P on Feb 29, 2020
Birthday gift.
Marjorie J on Mar 16, 2020
I have several picture frames that have one corner broken. I need to re-cut four sides of broken frame and glue four smaller sides together so I can re-mount artwork and enjoy seeing it hanging on my wall.
J A on Mar 4, 2020
I have been burned by other clamp systems, but this is a very reliable clamp and made well
Michael P on Feb 29, 2020
Review
Terry S on Jan 26, 2020
Wanted a simple to use, accurate framing tool
Jack on Jan 24, 2020
This frame clamping devise helps putting picture frames together keeps it flat and straight!
Ken V on Jan 18, 2020
Will hopefully address issue of making sure entire frame is square vs one corner at a time
James P on Jan 11, 2020
Excellent design at a reasonable price.
Michael D on Jan 1, 2020
I make many picture frames and needed another one.
Barry W. P on Dec 30, 2019
Looks easy and quick to use.....
Carl Dutro D on Dec 30, 2019
I have two sets myself and have given them multiple times as gifts to others. Well made, easy to use & accurate.
D H on Dec 15, 2019
gift for my Dad who likes to make picture frames
gregory r on Dec 10, 2019
Rockier is a respected and trusted name in woodworking.
James L on Nov 5, 2019
Seems very easy to use and adjust to different frame sizes with ease. Purchased two of these to be able to clamp two different sizes at one time.
Richard R on Oct 24, 2019
Build own frames. Friend has it and introduced me to Rockler.
PRASHANT R on Oct 20, 2019
NEED A GOOD CORNER CLAMP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE ABLE TO NAIL CORNERS.
Bob on Oct 19, 2019
need precise guide for picture frames
kimberly k on Oct 17, 2019
I have used another one of these for years and it is the best frame clamp I have found. I needed more due to making multiple frames.
Douglas K on Oct 12, 2019
Used my dad’s and it worked great.
Mike C on Oct 10, 2019
I hope to be able to exercise better control over my frame construction.
Jeryl B on Oct 7, 2019
just started making frames, Thought this might help.
Steve C on Oct 7, 2019
Because I am going to be building Frames.
Cameron K on Oct 6, 2019
going to try using this when making cabinet doors to keep them square
Daren W on Sep 29, 2019
Hope it will be helpful when making my picture frames. I have a hard time getting everything square.
Paul P on May 28, 2019
Making a lot of frames recently, this looks like it will help a lot.
Larry on Mar 27, 2019
it works well I have one
adrian a on Mar 19, 2019
Because I need it for a project I'm working on now man!!!!
Richard C on Mar 18, 2019
seems to be the best option for me, looked at others but like this one the best.
Mike G on Mar 4, 2019
compact / one size fits all
DAVID L on Mar 1, 2019
Saw it on Pinterest from an artist who showed how to make a frame.
Vickie Randgaard O on Feb 18, 2019
To frame cabinets
Meghan on Feb 3, 2019
To make frames
Pamela C on Feb 3, 2019
Looks like a good idea for picture frames
Karen B on Feb 1, 2019
To make framing easier than using a strap clamp
Thomas R on Jan 31, 2019
Appears to be easy, one step, even pressure clamp solution for picture frames.
David A H on Jan 19, 2019
Wife wants me to start making her som picture frames<br />This looked like a good setup
Anthony H on Jan 1, 2019
I am making frames for my fiancé’s paintings
Lynne NE Pa on Dec 23, 2018
Spouses Christmas present.
Travis Stapp A on Dec 17, 2018
It's a Christmas gift for my son-in-law. He picked it. Likes woodworking projects.
Patricia M on Dec 8, 2018
I like purchasing combo kits.
Evan Rowe on Nov 28, 2018
It was just the perfect clamp and was a great price
Dave L on Nov 28, 2018
Rockler always carries excellent tools and supplies
Roger T on Sep 16, 2018
picture frame for my grandaughter
marvin k on Aug 17, 2018
I need a quick and easy way to secure my frames when inserting the V-nails using the install tool I just purchased.
Kevin S on Jun 16, 2018
I needed a clamp for a larger frame
terrence r on May 21, 2018
I thought this would be a good tool for making shadow boxes.
Phillip H on Mar 7, 2018
I have many wall arts to frame
Pavel O on Mar 2, 2018
Building picture frames
Ed V on Jan 22, 2018
Great tool
Grrg M on Jan 20, 2018
I read the reviews and it looks like something I will use a lot. I go to auctions all the time and end up buying frames I have to fix. This will help a lot.
Wendy T on Jan 18, 2018
I have several picture frames that have one corner broken. I need to re-cut four sides of broken frame and glue four smaller sides together so I can re-mount artwork and enjoy seeing it hanging on my wall.
J A on Mar 4, 2020
Review
Terry S on Jan 26, 2020
I want to make a frame that is larger than the dimensions of 26" x 30". I know I can use a bar clamp to extend the dimensions. But wouldn't that be the dimension on only one axis, i.e. I will be restricted to one side maximum of 26 or 30"?
alexander t on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, yes you are right, other option is to modify n make a table to suit to requirements.
Can V nails be inserted into the backs of the corners as the glue is drying?
Dan R on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would wait until the glue sets up--just an hour or so. I don't use V nails, but after two hours the joint is sufficiently tight to handle. I then cut slots into the edges for 1/8" splines.... The clamps exert considerable pressure on the corners, and the stock is flush up against the aluminum, but I don't know that the corners wouldn't move out of alignment if you V nailed it before the glue sets up.
May be a silly question but could you use two of these to help with assembling a mitered corner little box, one on the top & one on the bottom?
Terry P on Jan 20, 2018
I'm making a much larger frame size, do you have this framing kit that can handle 50" sq frame?
Marlene M on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you replace the threaded bolt (that is included with the kit) with a threaded rod that can be purchased at any home goods store, you will be able to get one dimension of the frame (length or width) to measure 50" or more, depending on the length of threaded rod utilized. Unfortunately the other dimension is limited by the size of the kit, about 30".
Can this product be used to assemble cabinet doors?
Michael F on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I haven't tried that application but I don't see why it wouldn't work as long as it's within the limits of the clamps.
Would this work on a 4" x 4" square frame? If not would it work if I put a shorter rod on it?
CDW21 on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yea you’ll still need a carriage bolt but it will work with shorter hardware. I’ve also used a clamp as an alternative too.
can you use this with square corners and not mitered corners?
Eric F on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The orange corner pieces of the frame clamp kit are designed to hold a mitered corner evenly and square. If a square corner created by butting one side against the other is used, the orange corner piece will only hold one of the sides, and the other side will not be held at all. So in my opinion, I do not believe this kit will work well or at all with a square corner. It does however, work extremely well for mitered corners.
can this do a 5"X5" frame?
Russ P on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I find this jjig to very useful for framing pictures 8" x 8" and larger. Anything smaller becomes problematic. I find it more practical to make my own jig for very small frames. Good luck with your project.
can i buy one corner block for the frame clamp kit? i have the kit i need toreplace on corner block
Donald K on Nov 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Rockler Product Support at 800-260-9663 for information on replacement parts.
What is the length of the aluminum rails and how are they attached to the center blocks? Thanks.
Paul C on Oct 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The length of the rails is not important. They are long enough to make a frame 26 inches by 30 inches. You can get bigger by using a larger clamp in the middle. I’ve made three frames with it and have had excellent luck in matching corners (miter)
how do i put a small frame in it my bolt hits my frame like a 4x6 frame in inches?
Shirley T on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had to cut the carriage bolt down. You could take it to your hardware store and buy a shorter bolt for your small frames
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