framing clamps

Michael

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I am having trouble finding a source for Barton Framing Clamps or any good quality clamp. I am informed by United Mfrs that they are having problems with their clamps. Anyone know a source - also interested in buying used clamps?
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Michael
 

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Michael, are you looking for clamps, or vises?
If you Google "clamps" you will find a wealth of resources for various kinds that work on picture frame moulding (I have a couple sets of Bessey web clamps, and Merle band clamps).
 

Michael

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Thanks Wally - I guess it would help to know what I I am talking about and I guess I don't. I want a heavy-duty metal"vise clamp" that needs to be secured to a work table -- one in which you clamp one piece of your moulding, add some quick drying glue and then clamp in the other piece. - allowing you to fiddle around with the two pieces of moulding until you get a nice tight joint. After the glue has set, you can vnail or use whatever other system for securing the joint.

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While you are looking, check out Gearold Ledsome's miter vise. You can do a search on the Grumble for him.
 

PAckerman

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What trouble is United saying it has with its vises? This is the first I am hearing about this. As far as I know and I am pretty sure I am correct, we have 3 very good quality vises available that fit your needs perfectly.
 

Michael

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Peter - I buy most of my materials and equipment from United and I am happy with your service. I ordered one of your clamps that was clearly defective and when I called to ask for a call slip, the rep I spoke to said that "we" are having trouble with those clamps. I will call your office tomorrow to give you more detailed feedback if you wish.

Thanks.

Michael
 

PAckerman

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Michael,
Please call.
 
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