Customized Clamps for Welding Table

Here is another older project I did before the hot summer weather started …

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Custom Made Vice-Grip Type Clamps

Made my welding table with holes in the top to allow the vise to be bolted-down anywhere on the table.   The holes also allow me to mount items like the Table-Top Band Saw Mount as-well-as these customized Vise-Grip type clamps.

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When welding items together it is very helpful to be able to clamp items in the center of the table as-well-as the sides of the table.  Therefore, I cut the ends off of several inexpensive ‘Swivel Pad’ vice-grip type clamps purchased from ‘Harbor-Freight Tools‘ and welded them to some scrap metal 1″ square tubing.

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Used the same Threaded Rod purchased for mounting the portable band saw on the welding table to hold these customized metal clamps on the table top.

Used Left-Over 'All-Thread' and Scrap Metal to Make Custom Table Clamps

Used Left-Over ‘All-Thread’ and Scrap Metal to Make Custom Table Clamps

By stacking scrap metal blocks (with holes drilled in them) under the clamps, I can easily clamp items of different heights … Already had a project that required a full length 24″ Threaded Rod to hold a very tall item on the table.

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Store a few of the Welding Clamps at the Back of My Welding Table

So far they have worked great … and I have lots of extra clamps when needed.

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— CHEERS …

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