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Thread: Favored Kant-Twist types & sizes for an HSM'er?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
    Thanks Bruce, when I think back to how I was doing dexterity & speech wise this time last year, I wasn't really confident that my next birthday was going to be a happy one! Thankfully I'm back very close to where I was before the stroke; I am so fortunate. Hopefully I'll stay that way for a good long while.
    Yeah, I read you. Things like that make being able to buy the clamps a worthy reward. And with that I'll wish you all the health and soundness in the world.

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    Milton
    I hope you stay around long enough wear those clamps out
    George from Conyers Ga.
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    I use the 1 & 2 the most for jigging and such. The difference in using the bigger sizes and C clamps is smaller. I've got a pair of cantilever 6" with a button to release the thread for fast adjustment, but I don't use them much even for wood work, I tend to use the squeeze bar clamps.

    I STILL don't understand what happened to the cheap Chinese knockoffs of the Kant-Twist. Most of mine are knockoffs bought decades ago, and can't find any for sale now. The patent is long expired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Seal View Post
    Milton
    I hope you stay around long enough wear those clamps out
    Thank you George; I'll drink to that! (In moderation of course.)
    Milton

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    On this topic does anyone happen to have a plasma/laser cut file for kant twist clamps?
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpt View Post
    On this topic does anyone happen to have a plasma/laser cut file for kant twist clamps?
    I've got some I drew up that are extra deep, and a big sheet of 1/8" steel that I've been meaning to get around to.....

    what file type do you prefer? I can do Iges, dxf, dwg, 3dm....

    Edit: By extra deep, I mean a 2" clamp will clamp to the center of a 2" block.

    Edit #2: here's a screenshot. 4" 3" 2" 1"

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    Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 11-30-2016 at 03:17 PM.

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    I've never used one, I hav/had carver clamps but to be honest the things are not cheap, I did have a good collection but no more, I've been looking for a strong alternative, they are available but are they somthing I should go for, my welding shop is somewhat bare at the moment, the new welding sets are in the house!, should power the tree lights!
    Mark

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    If anyone is interested in making your own, I have a file of pictures / dwgs. of making a bunch of (I guess I'd call them 2" and 4" maybe) which I have sent to several people on thenet but so far no one has "gotten around to" making any. :-) I made a batch of 6 of the small ones and over several years made probably that many of the larger ones.
    Now to see if Photobucket will co-operate and I'll post a couple pictures. :-)


    ? Maybe :-)
    ...lew... Guess it worked, (this time) :-)
    found a few more:


    Last edited by Lew Hartswick; 11-30-2016 at 04:48 PM.

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    Wow, those look great Lew! I might have to make myself a few big ones when I get some time. The higher prices of the large ones probably justifies the time & effort of building them.
    Milton

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    That is great you guys! dxf works best for me. snowseeker@charter.net

    Although they look pretty simple I really appreciate if either of you share the file!

    I remember seeing your clamps before Lew, you must have had a thread on them or mentioned them in the SMT thread.
    Andy

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