Best Bar Clamp Tip

Prevent pipe clamps from marring your wood projects with this one simple and inexpensive trick.

PVC covering Bar Clamps

Protect wood surfaces from clamps

Iron pipe clamps can easily mar softer woods or react with the glue to stain the wood. My solution is to cut a section of plastic PVC pipe to size and place it around the pipe. If you have several short lengths, you can space them strategically to accommodate different widths of stock wood.

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