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    Anyone out there tried the 50'' GUIDE CLAMP from Harbor Freight? Thety have them for half the price I've seen every where else. Can't seem to find them at Sears or Farm and Fleet
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93589
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    I would be a little skeptical about the stoutness of that clamps. Assuming you want to use this clamps as a guide to cut down sheet goods, I would test it in the store to see whether or not it bows in the middle when pressure is put on it.

    Rockler sells that style of clamp, it's called the All In One Clamp. Of course it's more money than the HF version but it's also less money then some others of similar design. If you watch for it, Rockler has had this clamp on sale on occasion for around $26.
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      Re: Guide Clamp

      That's the same concern I have. I guess cheap is just that some times. Guess I'll check out Sears this weekend.
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        Another plus of the All-In-One clamp is it is made by Emerson (check the clamp handle and you'll see).
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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          Good one Bob. E. Emerson Tool Co.
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            DOH! Didn't notice it is E. Emerson Tool, I take it this is not the same company as Emerson Tool, parent of RIDGID. Which explains why I never found any reference to the All-In-One on the Emerson web site.

            It's stilll a well made clamp I think, I have a 50" and a 24". I made my own stop block which rides the groove on the top of the clamp and locks down using a 1/4" T-bolt. I bought the router base plate but looking back it probably would not have been too difficult to make my own.
            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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              Re: Guide Clamp

              looks like I'll be buying the E-Emerson.
              Thanks Guys
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              • #8
                Re: Guide Clamp

                sauk_98,

                If you don't want to wait for Rockler to put these on sale, Amazon has a pretty good price and freight is included.
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