Browsing my twitter feed, I noticed Woodpeckers was advertising special pricing on their miter clamp sets. Woodpeckers tools are usually expensive but built with high quality, so anytime they offer a discount it’s a good thing.
I recently took special notice of these clamps after doing a review on Rockler’s Clamp-it Corner Jigs, which can serve a similar purpose using a different design.
A pair of Woodpeckers’ miter clamps allow you to hold together a miter joint using only one clamp. Woodpeckers sells them in sets of 2 pairs of clamps.
These 3″ x 3″ clamps have 1-5/8″ jaws to grip the 4 edges of the miter joint, and are designed so the two component blocks will apply the same clamping pressure to both sides of the joint.
Woodpeckers machines these 3/4″ thick miter clamps from aluminum billet, and like all of their products they are held to very tight tolerances. The clamps are anodized in Woodpeckers’ typical red, which gives them a protective finish against adhesives and other chemicals.
The clamps, or rather clamping brackets, can be used with a bar clamp or other clamp, and are also counterbored for mounting to a workbench or board for use in a fixed jig.
The idea is that you can secure one of the clamp components to a board, and use the other with a toggle clamp or even a bar clamp, as a movable jaw.
On the Woodpeckers site, normal pricing is $25 for a pair (2-pack) of clamps. So you get 2 outer clamping components, and 2 inner clamping components for $25. Regularly, 2-3 sets will cost $24 each, and 4+ sets will cost $23 each.
Bar clamps and toggle clamps are sold separately. You will need 2 clamps to work with the 2 pairs of clamps that come in each set.
- $23 for 1 set
- $21 for each set if you 2-3
- $20 for each set if you 4+ sets
Here’s the bad news: I checked and it still costs me $9 bucks to ship a single clamp set, and $15 to ship four.
Carbide Processors still beats Woodpeckers pricing for a single clamp at $22.85, but unfortunately they are out of stock at the moment.
Sale ends 1/19/16 at midnight.