Slick clamp handles

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Ken Massingale

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Ken
I'm having a heck of a time using hand screw clamps on my current project.

The handles are very smooth and as my hands sweat they slip on the handle.
What do you folks use to add some friction?
Thanks

Ken
 

Raymond

Raymond
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I roughed up the handles with 80 grit sandpaper, rubbing the handle in line with the handle rod.
 

Canuck

Wayne
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Have a similar issue withe wooden handle Bessey's.

I just slip on a nitrile glove and all is well again.

Wayne
 

golfdad

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Dirk
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Get a bicycle inner tube . Cut it in about 4-5" lenths. Dab some gorilla glue on the handle and pull the inner tube over the handle
 

junquecol

Bruce
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Keep a piece of the rubber shelf liner to use for this purpose. Same stuff as router mats, but only a dollar at Dollartree.
 

frankc4113

Frank C
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If you use the same tape they use on hockey sticks it work out well in that it has that tackiness that will give you a good hold when tightening.
Just a couple of wraps around each handle and you're done.
 

Cuprousworks

Mike
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All good suggestions, I've also found lubricating the clamp screw helps. I used chain lube sold in bicycle shops- wax based, dries with no mess, doesn't turn black with use. After seeing it on the first couple clamps I applied it to all my clamps, vises, door hinges and a noisy dog.
Mike
 

ste6168

Mike
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Disclaimer- I have never tried this on a clamp handle, BUT I played hockey growing up, and have taped up my sticks hundreds of times for extra grip. I am certain you could apply a similar technique to your clamp handles. A roll of hockey tape is pretty cheap.


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SubGuy

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Zach
I normally don't have a problem as I normally have a handful of glue during glue up....Just be clumsy like me....
 

KC7CN

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Don
All good suggestions, I've also found lubricating the clamp screw helps....
Mike
I have some small Bessy clamps that I was ready to toss! They just didn't work worth a darn! Lubricated the clamp screws with Silicon spay - problem solved!
 

Howard Acheson

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Howard
The best finish is NO FINISH. Sand off the existing finish. If you really want a finish, boiled linseed oil is what most use on wooden tool handles. Wipe it on, let is set 15-20 minutes and wipe dry.
 
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