View Full Version : Kant Twist Clamps
07-30-2007, 09:05 PM
A few weeks ago there was a thread about Kant Twist Clamps. In the thread was a drawing of the clamps, but I could not get a good image to get any dimensions. Is there a higher resolution picure, that my eyes could read?
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07-30-2007, 10:54 PM
Jay may be able to help you. There were a couple of offers on that thread
07-31-2007, 08:53 AM
After seeing that thread I decided to make one, I tend to over build and make mistakes ( really :D ) I just used what was on hand . The short legs are 1/4 x 3/4 x 2 1/4 " , long legs are 5 1/2", originally it was suppose to be a full 3" and 6" but I forgot to allow for the over lap ( I guess there is a name for that, reducing the material by half the thickness and overlapping ?) The large round stock is 3/4" the jaws are 5/8", screw is 3/8 x 16. Didn't have enough room to cut a v-groove in the jaws. The lower jaw is 1 1/4" in length the upper is 3/4", 1/8" would probably be a better choice :D . I turned 5/16" pins (?) on the moving parts and used 1/4" stock for the rivets (?). If I do it again I'll open the angle some. I basically just looked at the drawing in the Enco catalog and went from there.
Warning its ugly.
07-31-2007, 11:50 AM
Nice effort. While fun, since they can be bought it's not really cost effective unless your time is REALLY cheap!
But it gives me an idea looking at your clamp. How cool would it be to do it exactly the same but with an 18" bar clamp type extension on the long leg? It could be as simple as a 3/8 x 1 with 1" spaced holes for a pin to set the size. That would really be great, a rock solid Kant-twist bar clamp. I've always been disappointed by bar clamps that are really made for woodworkers.
07-31-2007, 12:43 PM
[QUOTE=gellfex]Nice effort. While fun, since they can be bought it's not really cost effective unless your time is REALLY cheap!
What do you mean ? , I saved a whole $19.00 and change LOL. I think if you needed something custom, like your idea, it "might" be worth the effort but otherwise not.