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ken will
10-08-2010, 01:19 PM
I needed to weld an plate on a piece of angle iron, so I clamped the end piece down first and then used a scrap piece to clamp the angle iron. Good clamp?

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Well, it did hold the pieces together while I welded them. ...so I thought it was a Good clamp
But... I burned a deep hole in the wood. ... so I have to call it a Bad clamp.

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So for the second one I used an old hard drive. Good clamp.
(Unless you run a Computer Museum.)

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