Toggle clamps, 27kg holding force sufficient?

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tioJim
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Toggle clamps, 27kg holding force sufficient?

Post by tioJim » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:44 am

Looking at some horizontal toggle clamps on eBay. They're rated at 27kg holding force - few of those on a piece of stock should be sufficient do you think?

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Jim

Cwalster
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Re: Toggle clamps, 27kg holding force sufficient?

Post by Cwalster » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:09 pm

For.light cutting forces, like wood and plastic, it should suffice by itself. For metals, I would add dowels to prevent it from sliding. Although, with the small cutters a shapeoko uses, you'll probably be fine.

We actually use these in the manner you describe at work.

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