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Shop-Tested Clamping Tips

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Put some zip in your clamping with a drum sander

Put some zip in your clamping with a drum sander

If you're tired of taking the time to thread a knob onto a long piece of threaded rod, grab your portable electric drill and chuck a drum sander (without the sanding sleeve) into its jaws. Then, turn on the drill with the chuck spinning in reverse (counterclockwise) and gently touch the rubber drum to the knob. The knob will race along the threaded rod much faster than you could spin it by hand.

-- Tim Gant, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Portable Drum Sander Woodworking Plan

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Comments (3)
gguess2285978 wrote:

Found it. Lee Valley calls them speed nuts at $10 for 4.

9/2/2011 05:13:02 PM Report Abuse
gguess2285978 wrote:

Need a better hint at the name of the "quick release nuts".

9/2/2011 05:10:08 PM Report Abuse
ndola441394 wrote:

Lee Valley sells some "quick release" nuts that would be an alternative to this idea. They have an unthreaded hole drilled at an angle so that you can slide them to where you want them, then you align the long axis of the nut with the threaded rod and tighten. It's probably easier to look them up than to puzzle over what I just wrote.

12/11/2010 07:47:53 PM Report Abuse

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