Wood Working Pipe Clamp Sizes

By Robert Robillard on Workshop tips

Getting More Out Of Your Woodworking Pipe Clamps:

In my world of finish carpentry and remodeling pipe clamps are a necessity when building bookcases, mantles and built-ions. 

Pipe clamps (sometimes called bar clamps) work by attaching  clamping mechanisms onto a standard size gas pipe.   Wood working pipe clamp sizes  come in  3/4″ pipe and also 1/2″ diameter.

Wood Working Pipe Clamp Size

Wood Working Pipe Clamp Sizes

You can attach the clamp mechanism onto any length of pipe to create clamps of almost any size.

Wood Working Pipe Clamp Size

But unless you have a huge shop, storing long lengths of pipe can be difficult and cumbersome to work with.

Extending Pipe Clamps

A nice way around this problem is use pipe union couplings.

Couplings or unions are cheap, usually a couple of dollars, and they allow you to connect pipes together to make increasingly larger clamps.

Wood Working Pipe Clamp Size
Wood Working Pipe Clamp Size

I have a bunch of 4-foot and 2-foot pipes and with use couplings I can combine them and increase the size of my clamp as needed.

No need for storing long and larger clamps.

Storing Pipe Clamps

One can never have enough pipe clamps but having them lay around the shop is not only a trip hazard but it looks messy.  The best way to store pipe clamps is to hang them on a custom made wall bracket.

I recently made a bracket with scrap wood from my shop that holds pipe clamps securely and neatly.  Read:  How To Make A Pipe Clamp Storage Rack

 

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Robert Robillard

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