5 Quick Clamp Hacks #2 – Woodworking Tips and Trick

5 Quick Clamp Hacks #2 – Woodworking Tips and Trick

Woodworking clamps come in all sorts of sizes and types like c-clamp, pipe clamps and bar clamps which makes them handy for doing a lot more than they were designed for, but keeping them handy to use is important too.

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  1. Charlie Yoder on December 17, 2022 at 12:46 am

    You are the best. I will use the tips today.

  2. Hello Hello on December 17, 2022 at 12:48 am

    I got the wrong grip thing. 🤭 I meant to get a table bench table vice clamp but I got these instead. Now I’m watching this video so I can figure out how this thing works. 😅

  3. Priyam D on December 17, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Thanks a lot. One of my C-clamps keeps losing its pin – the end cap on the pin is loose. I can definitely try the handle on that one. I had also been frustrated due to the pins hitting the nearest surface so the combo of the pin for macro adjustment and handle for the final micro adjustments is superb. Hope I can make it happen. The part 1 was also super useful. Thanks, Regards,

  4. greencase on December 17, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Newer c clamps have quick release now.

  5. John Vodopija on December 17, 2022 at 12:51 am

    The round handles on the C clamps are genius! Time to get my epoxy out. Great channel and love these tips and tricks/hacks videos. Thank you 😊

  6. superdavidbrothers on December 17, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Wow I think the spring clamp idea is super clever Collin!! I wish I had your smarts!!

  7. Billy Copeland on December 17, 2022 at 12:52 am

    ok i know this video is a couple years old…. but what if you added a bolt/screw head to the wooden end of the yolk bolt on your C-clamp. Then you could use a drill to adjust the length SUPER fast, and then use your hand to finish any tightening!

    Just a thought. If you try it out i’d love to see if it works!

  8. Marcous Awad on December 17, 2022 at 12:54 am


  9. TheSnooex on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Hi Colin, thanks for your sharing. Its good information for newbie like myself. May I ask how would you choose the pipe size for pipe clamp (beside cost factor)? ie 1/2", 3/4", or 1". I have a plan to glue scrap wood to make a PC table top. I would like to know if 1/2" would be sufficient.

  10. Henry Parrott on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Great idea thanks 😊

  11. Diego Casabó Guelfi on December 17, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Bety good tips !!!!!!

  12. Valter Leão on December 17, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Sempre um verdadeiro show de informações e dicas, aprendo muito com o seu trabalho e explicações!!!
    Abraço aqui do Brasil 🇧🇷

  13. pamela Allen on December 17, 2022 at 12:58 am

    I would love to there in the shop with you learning all all of this, but YouTube is next best. I love working with wood, and use a lot of these tips to make my little shop easier to work in. When I retired I took up woodworking and fell in love with making rustic furniture. I’m now 71, and don’t intend to stop until I can’t hold a tool in my hand.

  14. Jim Trebes on December 17, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Really enjoy your tip and tricks. Thanks

  15. Red on December 17, 2022 at 1:00 am

    The Irwin quick clamps are already designed to be able to push, without anything extra. Take out the spring pin in the end of the bar, pull off the clamps, put the clamps back on the bar in reverse order, so they’re facing away from each other. Just keep the spring pin handy until you need to put it back in the bar as a stop.

  16. stellari81 on December 17, 2022 at 1:01 am

    A quite fast way to size your C clamps is just to hold the handle and spin the rest of the clamp in the air with a little of a wrist swirl clockwise or counterclockwise…
    You have to find "the right balance" but, when you do, it’s WAAYYY faster then spinning the little handle!
    Bonus: it works on f clamps too, just fully extend them first

  17. Bucky on December 17, 2022 at 1:02 am

    It would be awesome if the c clamps had a star star in them so you can quickly do it with a drill then fine tune by hand

  18. Fazool EQ on December 17, 2022 at 1:02 am

    a channel with hacks that are actually useful – love all these videos!

  19. NMranchhand on December 17, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Clever as always.

  20. Shirley Malar on December 17, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Genius Hacks!

  21. Gary Hubley on December 17, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Hey Colin, a little late for this video (and you may have put it in a newer version) but I noticed that the spreading method you used can be made simpler. You can actually change what end the stationary part of the clamp goes on. This flips it around allowing you to use a single clamp for spreading. Hopefully that’s clear enough? Hard to explain without pictures.

  22. Col Rodrick on December 17, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Hey Colin. I’ve watched these before, but it looks like we might be going back into lockdown here in Oz, so back to my jigs. Question: About how wide was the rack before you cut it? Inches OK. I’m old. We learnt imperial when I was a kid. Of course with Mr Google it’s easy to convert anyway.

    And thanks for the hints mate. Very helpful.

  23. PaganWizard on December 17, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I have a question for you about the pipes used in assembling pipe clamps. I have seen people use either black pipe or galvanized pipe, but it looks like you are using both. What are the pros and cons of the 2 different pipes, if any??

  24. Deez on December 17, 2022 at 1:05 am

    If joe exotic was a wood worker

  25. Murray Schultz on December 17, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Tips always welcome and appreciated

  26. Novice Survivalists on December 17, 2022 at 1:08 am

    I really appreciate your sharing info like you do. I’m in the process of turning my garage into a workshop and started watching your videos last week. Then I subscribed. This particular video is priceless to me because just yesterday I became a little frustrated with my "C" clamps, having to take the time to unwind them in a confined area that I had them in, and I also want to make a picture frame for my wife for Mother’s Day. I don’t have the funds right now, with the Corona Virus causing financial issues, to buy a jig for the frame but with what you showed, I can make my own. Thank you very much. Stay well.

  27. Andrew Bennett on December 17, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Great idea on the C clamps. Go ahead and put the round grips on all of them–the little levers aren’t the way to adjust them quickly. To make big changes, hold the handle and whirl the clamp around the shaft until it’s close to the right opening.

  28. David Ah-Tow on December 17, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Brilliant, Simple and inspirational! Thank You Colin!

  29. Paul C on December 17, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Nice tip but why not just just use Bessey clamps instead and no need for clamping jig. Bessey clamps come with sliding flat feet which they lie on which makes gluing up a breeze.

  30. patrick mcglone on December 17, 2022 at 1:13 am

    " Oh Magoo you’ve done it again".. sorry couldn’t resist. Another great video Collin. 2 THUMBS UP

  31. David Leith on December 17, 2022 at 1:15 am

    What’s your suggestion for storing C clamps?

  32. harinder gill on December 17, 2022 at 1:19 am


  33. i2tofu on December 17, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Why not just have two shorter v shaped jigs for each clamp instead of two long blocks? It’ll just go wherever the clamps sit and no need to adjust anything. Thinking that might work just as well.

  34. Coffinsnail on December 17, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Most quick clamps allow you to swap them into pushers.

  35. Eric Rickert on December 17, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I was getting ready to buy half my clamps with the stands built-in, but maybe I will do this instead!

  36. Willy WILL on December 17, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Why buy those other wood clamps if you can make these ones that are even stronger for way cheaper, HMMMMMM

  37. Screaming Eagle on December 17, 2022 at 1:24 am

    those irwin clamps the end is reversible if you want to pull instead of push. I just found that out a few weeks ago. I was amazed.

  38. Bruce Strayer on December 17, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Colin nice as usual. Thanks for sharing. Bruce

  39. Willy WILL on December 17, 2022 at 1:26 am

    One of my favorite extraterrestrials

  40. bobcoens on December 17, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Cool innovation to create the push apart clamps.

  41. Tony Jackson on December 17, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Hey Colin, You should make a playlist of these Clamp Hacks videos. I’m telling you these are some great ideas and they make great scene, to keep down the frustration in the shop.

  42. Scott Connell on December 17, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Thank you again for another brilliant video. I have used the c clamps with the dowel and it works Great!

  43. Paul Soundevolution on December 17, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Tip, if you drilled an extra hole in each of them the offset should not affect the functionality and be stronger than the wood and you would not have to try and find those two pieces of wood when needed?

  44. Maxwell Simpson on December 17, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Great ideas!! Thank you

  45. Peter Bloch on December 17, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Colin, the dowel type adapter on the C-clamp (around 6 min. mark) is ingenious. I’d like to do this but wonder about the thickness of the screw needing room inside the dowel. Do you need to make a groove in each half of the split dowel to accommodate the screw? How is it done?

  46. PHILLYERIC on December 17, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Very smart and simple solutions thank you for passing your experience to the public. 👍🏼

  47. JD Alabama on December 17, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Thanks. Great tips. Really like the stabilizer wooden bars for the pipe clamps.

  48. Screaming Eagle on December 17, 2022 at 1:43 am

    also, where do you store your c clamps?

  49. GeekMustHave on December 17, 2022 at 1:43 am

    I’ve done electronics my whole life, just getting started with making some cabinets for parts drawers and enclosures for a laser cutter, 3d printer, and CNC machine. Just started with woodworking. I find your videos very helpful with tips that don’t break me or the bank. Keep broadcasting!!

  50. Stefan Lindner on December 17, 2022 at 1:44 am

    thanks Colin , incredible good tips