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Old 08-18-2018, 12:40 PM
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I don't understand what the question is.
This shows the toggle clamp with a connector extrusion attached
https://www.eurekazone.com/product-p/eztcs2pk.htm
This shows a bench clamp with connector extrusion attached
https://www.eurekazone.com/product-p/ezclampb3.htm
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:46 PM
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Ah,OK, so it does have a connector extrusion fastened to the base of the toggle clamp!! I was just trying to understand how that toggle clamp works.

Now I understand. Thanks!!!

BTW, I have several of the bench clamps shown in the second link - I believe originally created to use on the clamp table - which I also have. Now I'm seeing new uses for those clamps.

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Old 08-19-2018, 09:08 AM
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I used these with pieces of connector extrusion to make clamps for my Brand "X" tracks when I was fitting new doors in the laundry room - used the brand "X" because I have connectors to join two sections of track and needed to trim the length of the door to fit a tapered opening. They work just like the "old" EZ clamps when cutting a taper on a narrow piece, clamping the part underneath the track, ACE on the cut line and the offcut outside of the track.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:44 AM
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I don't understand what the question is.
This shows the toggle clamp with a connector extrusion attached
https://www.eurekazone.com/product-p/eztcs2pk.htm
This shows a bench clamp with connector extrusion attached
https://www.eurekazone.com/product-p/ezclampb3.htm


Well that makes some sense. The original question I did not understand until I followed the link. The link that started this thread showed toggle clamps without the connectors attached. When we see the clamps as featured in the link above, as a clamp you can view it in operation, it make more sense. Still I think the smart clamp, though a little slower to set or remove, is one of the best clamps available. I have not seen the newer clamps and never anything on the toggle clamp. My experience has been that the toggle clamps are not very secure. One of the reasons I was sold on the Smart Clamp is the security, and peace of mind, knowing my clamped materials were going to stay where I set them.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:24 PM
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These bench clamps look like a good deal, assuming the quality is on par with De-Sta-Co toggle clamps, they'd cost about the same.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:49 PM
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I don't understand what the question is.
This shows the toggle clamp with a connector extrusion attached
https://www.eurekazone.com/product-p/eztcs2pk.htm
This shows a bench clamp with connector extrusion attached
https://www.eurekazone.com/product-p/ezclampb3.htm


Well that makes some sense. The original question I did not understand until I followed the link. The link that started this thread showed toggle clamps without the connectors attached. When we see the clamps as featured in the link above, as a clamp you can view it in operation, it make more sense. Still I think the smart clamp, though a little slower to set or remove, is one of the best clamps available. I have not seen the newer clamps and never anything on the toggle clamp. My experience has been that the toggle clamps are not very secure. One of the reasons I was sold on the Smart Clamp is the security, and peace of mind, knowing my clamped materials were going to stay where I set them.
Hoping the smart clamps come back. For one thing, they can clamp to very thick materials. Also security and they can make a nice little table with the accessories.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:59 PM
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Default EZ clamps ROCK!

Toggle clamps have more limitations and more moving parts than the old EZ clamps.

One aspect of the EZ clamps I use and really appreciate is the ability to clamp stock to the track and then set it on the ground to cut. No sawhorses, tailgates, or table tops.
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:19 PM
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Toggle clamps have more limitations and more moving parts than the old EZ clamps.

One aspect of the EZ clamps I use and really appreciate is the ability to clamp stock to the track and then set it on the ground to cut. No sawhorses, tailgates, or table tops.
Hello Katie, Jeff and all smart clamp lovers....
I share your views about the smart clamps.

The ability to drop the wood with clamps on the top
of a smart table ( I think the smart table is equally likable to the clamps)
The other feature that I like is the upgrade to a smart clamping system.
Keeping even the thinnest strips square to the track
and your hands on the tool....
( the tool now becomes a guard and the smart base inserts
become a shield against the projectiles ...(the small cut-offs)
what is not to love after 20 years of 100% accident free woodworking?

As I posted before, we had to work around few problems and one of them is
the clamps. We was forced to switch due to a very unprofessional supplier.
I will post his name as soon as I start the lawsuit against them.
They deserve it.

We had to change the aluminum extruder for even better quality
and closer to Florida. Another issue here.
At first it was fine but now the lead time is almost 5-6 months.
and they want 50% more if we need the order to be sooner ...
They too will be named and even taken to courts...

Now they have our dies and molds that no other supplier likes to use even if they all fit. Another CON to force you to spend $ 30.000 AGAIN...
They find an excuse with the 25% tariffs that I support them 101%.
as a tool to renegotiate fair trading in all areas and protect the IP of
all. A fair game that disrupt the market and some US suppliers are taking big advantage by asking for a 50% premium to deliver the materials in time.

Few more weeks and my non-stop searching for honest and good
suppliers are going to produce good results for us and our customers.
Not only we are going to have a better supply chain and product
but we will fix few weak links in the system and overhaul everything.

I know that I made few promises that I wasn't able to deliver...
but I can assure you all it wasn't like Tesla...

Back to smart clamps.
They are coming back...before 2019.
Stay tuned for a new design that will incorporate the toggle clamp auction and
all features of the smart clamps. I posted a picture or a video long ago.

Stay tuned for few updates that I think we all are going to enjoy.
I even start thinking about a book for ez.

Tool Wars and more....



enjoy the week-end.
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