$89.99 Each
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Easily tighten jaws onto frames.

Rockler Miter-Tight Picture Frame Clamp

Item #
30108
Rating:
88% of 100

Take the frustration out of frame joints with this convenient clamp. Spring-loaded jaws transfer clamping pressure directly to the joint. The large ergonomic knob easily tightens jaws onto frames 5/8" to 2-7/8" wide. Back jaws adjust up to 1° to ensure a perfect fit if joint is slightly out of square.


Features:
  • Frame Clamp is made of lightweight cast aluminum
  • Open design allows easy access to outside corners and back surface for simple mechanical fastening
(1) Rockler Miter-Tight Picture Frame Clamp
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TAPFC-06
Weight 3.5000
Technical Documents
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Miter for picture frames
I'm looking forward to using this tool and have little doubt that it will work as described.
Will have to be better than what I have been doing.
August 15, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Buy this !
This tool is fantastic. Hands down the easiest miter clamp. Anyone who complains about breaking the gears on this sweet piece needs to learn how to square up their implements. With good cuts come perfect miters without having to over torque a clamp.
August 15, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Can't miss with this jig
Over priced,but definitely the best jig I have ever used. The stores should put one out on the floor and do demos.
The jaws are spring loaded and force the joint together while tightening. Great engineering.
August 6, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works as expected.
Worked like a champ! Had some frame material that was a bit twisted and was difficult to work with using a typical 4-corner type clamp. I had to go corner by corner to get them all lined up properly and this clamp did the trick. Only wished I'd gotten two to cut my work time in half, especially since they were on sale. Great product with fantastic adjustability for any miter situation.
July 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Really is the best way i know of to clamp mitered frames.
I love the adjustment that allows you to skew the joint angle slightly to compensate for angles slightly off from 45 deg. Another plus is the opening at the joint that allows you to clean glue squeeze out before it hardens.
Nice unit. I now have two of them.
May 3, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Rockler Miter-Tight Picture Frame Clamp
Started making oak picture frames a year ago. Had the pieces stacked up in my shop, unsure as to best way to clamp together. Nothing I had in my tool box was doing the job. Then I did some online research which led to this product. Absolutely the best tool for the job. Couldn't be more satisfied. If you miter your frame pieces a true 45 degree, everything comes out square.
April 1, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Miter tite
The clamp is fantastic, works very well.
January 28, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I’ve tried MANY different kinds of frame glueing clamps and this one beats the others hands down. I used it to make two picture frames and the miters turned out perfect! I liked this clamp so well I purchased a second one! One of the great features of this clamp is that the corner of the picture frame is exposed, so you can wipe off the excess glue. None of the other frame clamps that I’ve used (and I’ve used a LOT of them!) have this feature, so I always ended up with dried glue that I had to sand off. This clamp has only three negatives: 1) It’s expensive! 2) It takes a little while to switch between wide and narrow picture frames, because the mechanism that allows frame width adjustment is geared “low”, so it takes a lot of turns of the adjustment knob to make much difference in the frame width. 3) There is a spring-loaded bar that holds the picture frame in place, and one of the bars sticks on my frame clamp. But I think a drop of sewing machine oil will fix this.
January 2, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool
It is the perfect tool to glue up picture frames!
December 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Salesmen were very knowledgeable and helpful.
July 5, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Because it works but the knob you use to tighten the clamp is broken on my existing unit. The knob starts slipping after it starts to push the frame pieces together and it will not completely get the frame pieces together as tight as it should be. All I really need is a new knob but I have been told you do not sell parts. So I am forced to spend $100.00 to replace a, at most, 25.00 knob. <br /><br />I have been a Rockler customer for many years but it seems that doesn't count for anything. <br /><br />Ed
E C on Sep 5, 2019
It looks like it’s a very functional tool for making frames.
Xue Ying Z on Jul 21, 2019
Because it works but the knob you use to tighten the clamp is broken on my existing unit. The knob starts slipping after it starts to push the frame pieces together and it will not completely get the frame pieces together as tight as it should be. All I really need is a new knob but I have been told you do not sell parts. So I am forced to spend $100.00 to replace a, at most, 25.00 knob. <br /><br />I have been a Rockler customer for many years but it seems that doesn't count for anything. <br /><br />Ed
E C on Sep 5, 2019
Second time purchase, I need four altogether. Seems to be working well!
Xue Ying Z on Jul 28, 2019
It looks like it’s a very functional tool for making frames.
Xue Ying Z on Jul 21, 2019
Good reviews, and on sale. Making frames right now, and this should help put them together.
DAREN D on Jul 16, 2019
Better question is why was one of my credit cards refused? Valid card with no problems. Why?
D C on Jul 15, 2019
Looks good, Will try it.
Julian F on Jul 7, 2019
Hope to get a tighter miter
Robert V on Jul 2, 2019
This appears the best tool to clamp picture frames.
Aubrey H on Jun 23, 2019
Making frames and I need them to be perfect and professional. Reviews and the video make this seem like the only right choice to make sure I can do that.
Gina M on Jun 13, 2019
i'm going to be making some heirloom quality frames and I want tight miters!
Joseph F on Feb 25, 2019
Been making Picture Frames for years. I use the corner pieces with the threaded rods this seems so much easier.Plus the fact you can pin it while waiting for the glue to set up.
Frederick F on Feb 12, 2019
I have been working with traditional corner clamps and find them to be lacking. Not precise enough and frustrating to work with.
Steve Gray N on Feb 2, 2019
Need the best.
Travis Stapp A on Dec 17, 2018
Good reviews for what I am needing to renovate frames.
Carla J on Nov 29, 2018
Other clamps have failed
Vicki B on Apr 29, 2018
I make a few picture frames and need this.
John O on Jan 30, 2018
Building picture frames
Ed V on Jan 22, 2018
Give me a discount and I will answer your question!
Loreto C on Dec 5, 2017
internet search and read reviews. I'm a total beginner.
Sergio F on Aug 28, 2017
need it for picture framing
Lilly R on Jul 22, 2017
Create tight glued corners
David P on Feb 25, 2017
I needed a clamping jig that would produce good tight joints
Jeffrey W on Feb 9, 2017
Send me your catalog please.
Gary F on Dec 29, 2016
Really a quality tool
James M on Nov 16, 2016
I have one and it works great. To speed up the process I am purchasing another one.
Wayne B on Nov 16, 2016
best clamp I could find
Edwin (Tom) M on Sep 22, 2016
I need a simple clamp to assist in putting together three large frames for mirrors, and this is the best one I found online.
Connie M on Aug 22, 2016
Wanna build frames.
Brian L. C on Aug 10, 2016
Because it really works. I have one already.
Dennis S on Jun 30, 2016
Needed a way to get exact 90 degree corners. It seems to do a pretty good job.
James V on Jun 18, 2016
Works well to cinch up picture frame corners
Mike S on May 28, 2016
Read about the positive reviews. I want something that will help me make quality picture frames.
Jeff J on Mar 4, 2016
Use four of these on a regular basis as part of a commercial framing operation. Light to medium duty, and if pushed to hard, the screw mechanism won't take the pressure. I'd love to get a set entirely of metal and fit for industrial use.
GRANT F on Dec 31, 2015
This product works very well
builtbybuck on Dec 7, 2015
to make some picture frames
Jac N on Nov 17, 2015
Looks like a great idea and l can flip the joint over to place the v-nails
Lynne S on Oct 28, 2015
I do mirror moulding on some of my jobs hope this Will help get the miters tight
Lance T on Oct 8, 2015
more simpler, quicker and versatile for different styles of frames
Randy T on Sep 26, 2015
very hard to find these type of products here in ireland. hope they work as well as i think they will. i will let u know. cheers for now folks <br />gerry
gerard c on Jun 21, 2015
Hoping this will provide the service it advertises as I need quality joins for the job!
Anita O on May 13, 2015
I've been looking for a special picture frame miter clamp for some time. I think this might fit the bill.
Anders L on May 6, 2015
Having a hard time on my glue ups and thought this would simplify the procedure, again the demo was convincing
Duane R on Apr 7, 2015
Second time purchase, I need four altogether. Seems to be working well!
Xue Ying Z on Jul 28, 2019
Good reviews, and on sale. Making frames right now, and this should help put them together.
DAREN D on Jul 16, 2019
will it work with wide (3 ins or more) mouldings?
A shopper on May 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, but the greatest distance you can open this clamp and leave yourself a little wiggle room to get the work piece in the proper position is 2 7/8". This is the best mitre clamp that I've ever used, but it's just not for 3" or larger pieces.
Will this clamp work on compound miters?
Tim V on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not likely, if your compound miter doesn't assemble with opposing parallel faces. This clamp works like a standard corner clamp, the jaws are parallel to each other along a surface, so you have to be able to fit into that "U".
If I assume you are doing something rectangular and need to close all the corners, it would probably work better with a simple band or belt clamp wrapped around the whole assembly. Even a tie-down strap would work, if there's a flat surface to grip on the outside. I attached a Rockler band clamp to this message.
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Do you need 4 of these to insure a completed frame is totally square? I could see if a slight adjustment is made for a joint slightly off, that in the end the frame would not be square.
Russell C on Dec 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I guess ideally, you could use four of these, but it seems to me that you would lose your judgement to open or close a joint, plus, I seldom fab a frame with all four sides cut and assembled. I prefer to use this to help me glue two pieces together and add the third/fourth in the field. Plus, I think you will find that if you are using this for door/window trim, more than two pieces will be tough to glue. In the case that you are only using it for picture frames, you need to be pretty precise and maintain corner to corner dimensions exactly.
what is the smallest frame that can be made using this jig?
Marvin F on Oct 2, 2017
What are the 4 large counter sink screws included meant to be used for? I realize they screw into the bottom of the clamp but they aren't long enough to mount it to any thing other than sheet metal.
Lee B on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Good morning, I think you’re talking about the spacers used on rabbits on picture frames and I have not used them to date, so I haven’t try to mount them to the jig. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help to you.
what size is the picture frame clamp? What is the smallest size picture frame it can handle?
robert on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a fantastic tool. Don't know what size frame you are making but make a couple of short pieces and do a "fit" check at Rockler. I have framed several bathroom mirrors and wish I had 3 more jigs.
Do they make a 22 1/2degree frame vise ?
Floyd M on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about the 22 1/2° picture frame clamp !
I do however use the miter tight picture frame clamp often .
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