Paul's light weight sash cramps ?

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    Paul mentioned in one of his project description that he had a blog entry on the modification he made to the small light weight sash cramps he uses all the time. Does anyone know which month this blog entry was? I have had a look through most of them but cant find the entry.

    I think they are the Axminster Aluminum Sash Cramps but they come with a warning about flex under load. Paul’s ones seem to have been infilled with wood and have a measuring scale on the side are these the modifications? along side the small hard board blocks glued to the load baring faces.

    David Gill

    Hi Jeremy

    They are from Axminster, I have 6 of them I have  fitted a piece of wood into 3 of them.Just not got around to doing the other three yet , to be honest  I have not found any problems with flexing . I have super glued a plywood block to the jaws on all clamps.I do not know anything about the measuring scale .

    They are good cheap clamps I am sure you will not be disappointed


    Wigan, Lancs. England :



    I think this is the one you are looking for…………..

    Jim Burcicki

    Hi Jeremy,

    I bought a bunch of them from Harbor Freight. These don’t have the scale along the side which I didn’t think is that important. Without the wood infill like Paul suggested, the clamps do flex all which ways under pressure like when they need to be sturdy for things like planing or plowing. Therefore, immediately I began filling them in. Didn’t take that long and what a difference it makes if the fit is snug.


    Thanks everyone, I think I will get some as they look so useful, I will also get some traditional cramps for when I need that extra bit of pressure.

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