Axminster Trade Sash Clamps

  1. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Looking at getting a few, they’ll come in handy for some doors I’d like to make at some point in the distant future.

    But I’m wondering if anyone has any before I jump in and purchase some, and they turn out to be Chinese tat?

    They’d come in for hold bits of metal together too hopefully.

    These ones: https://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-trade-clamps-sash-clamp-1-065mm-505579

    Oh, they’re buy one get one free, hence the interest :whistle:
     
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  2. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Just ordered two myself after seeing your post - many thanks @steviec_lj

    I don't think you can go wrong with them especially with that offer going. I've got an Axminster Trade dust and chip extractor attached to my woodturning lathe, and I had one of their smaller Trade lathes previously.
     
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  3. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Get em bought. Look fine. Axminster are pretty good all round.
     
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  4. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Axminster are usually pretty good value to be fair
     
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  5. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Thanks, put my mind at rest :thumbup:

    10 on the way, with a few other bits for good measure :whistle:
     
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  6. toddy

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    A few months ago they had loads of the t slot ones on there ebay site for half price, because the holes didnt line up, these have been good
    I did have a look at the offer, but I need to resist buying any more tools at the mo
     
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  7. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Fraser, our regular and most awesome DPD driver, delivered mine an hour or so ago and I only let him leave once I'd given him a bottle of beer - top bloke.

    They come well oiled and in a long plastic so I've left them in their packaging until such time as I use them.

    Thanks again @steviec_lj :thumbup:
     
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  8. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    @Tangledfeet you sir are welcome.

    I should have 10 arriving Monday, with an adjustable mitre fence to play with. Couldn’t find a suitable rip fence while looking earlier.

    So being home this weekend, I’ll have a measure up and see if I can get something to fit. Failing that I’ll just buy a new saw
     
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  9. Farside

    Farside Badly Welded Man

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    Reading the reviews, I'd body-swerve them, I think.
     
  10. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Yeah, think I'll be returning mine - just completed a returns form. One clamp thread binds in two places and the overall quality isn't spectacular; they're also surplus to necessity as I have some Dakota (Rutland) clamps that I'd kinda forgotten about!

    If I was in the market again I think I'd invest in some Bessey pipe clamps bought from Amazon using the global shipping option.
     
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  11. Olderisbetter

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    Reviews killed it for me, The last time i needed long clamps i used heavy wall unistrut and bolted them to 2 benches and made ends up with zebs and 90's
     
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  12. slim_boy_fat

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    Which is how Fraser'll end up if all his customers are as pleased with his service as you. :laughing:
     
  13. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Fraser..?!

    :confused:
     
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  15. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    @slim_boy_fat Doh, sorry! :doh:

    May well be him that returns to collect them..!
     
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  16. eLuSiVeMiTe

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  17. Tangledfeet

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    They're Energy Class A too! :D
     
  18. brewdexta

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    I bought some, they are excellent, especially for longer work, I have just used them on some 2.1m tall cabinets for the utility room. They have feet on them too so good for resting the work on to keep the work square while the glue is going off. I bought a reasonable amount of pipe and cut it to various lengths. I still use sash clamps below 1m, along with the pipe clamps, you can never have enough clamps.
     
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  19. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    i think I've got six sets of those.
    use 25x50x3 rhs mild steel rather than hardwood. (£10 for a 7.5m length when i bought mine - that was going on for 10 years ago, though - so a *lot* cheaper than hardwood).
     
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  20. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Aye but I'm a chippie. Always have timber laying around 2 strips of 12mm ply would do it in a pinch.
     
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