Rockler Clamp-It Assembly Square

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
69954
Price:
$50

Description

Guarantees a 90° joint. Computer designed & manufactured from high impact, rigid polycarbonate. Perfect for assembling plywood cabinets to face frames and drawers

Includes everything needed to clamp two corners at a time: two original Clamp-It Assembly Squares and four 5" Clamp-It Bar Clamps.

WOOD magazine review

Rockler Clamp-It Right-angle Assembly Square

Review Summary

Initially, we were skeptical that plastic squares would be durable and accurate. Not any more. These lightweight clamping aids proved tough, precise, and helpful as we put them to use in several projects. The squares have three features that make clamping easier. First, the beveled outside corner doesn't get into glue squeeze-out. Second, notches in the arms receive the proprietary clamps to hold them in place.
And third, the 8" models have predrilled holes in the body, and we used them to screw the squares to a plywood base, creating a 90° fixed clamping station. We're not as crazy about the provided clamps, though. They're miniature bar clamps, but different in that the tailstock slides along the bar while the headstock remains fixed. These take some getting used to, and they definitely require two hands to clamp a brace to an assembly. (Rockler promotes this as a one-handed application.) We'd prefer F-style clamps with sliding headstocks. We also found that on the notches nearest the corner, the clamp bars hit each other.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Squaring assistant

Review Summary

I purchased these when I was making large cabinets. They assisted me in maintaining square corners and overall square cabinets. They are very easy to use two clamps hold them in the corners. They are a worthwhile investment if you build cabinets, boxes, drawers, etc.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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