Kind and Gentle Clamp Jaws

Clamping up projects without sticking bumper boards between the clamps and the wood is easy, with this simple tip.

kind and gentle clamp jaws

Now you can clamp up projects without sticking bumper boards between the clamps and the wood. Buy a pack of 3M Surface Gard medium duty felt pads, and cut out pieces to cover the clamp faces (scuff the jaw surfaces with sandpaper first). The sticky-backed side of the pad tightly adheres to the jaws so the pad can’t slide when you crank up the pressure.

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Originally Published on The Family Handyman