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Ernie Balch

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For the last 20 years I have struggled with workpiece holdown methods.

I have used vertical clamps, horizontal clamps, vacuum, screws and double sided tape. I am still looking for the optimum method.

What are your favorite workpiece hold down methods?


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I have only used one method.  I cut pockets all over my sacrifice board and inserted t-tracks and use the clamps that I got from Rockler.  I elevate the work piece on rubber gasket material so when you do the profile cut out,  It doesn't cut to deep into the sacrifice board.  So far it works fine.

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Dan Sawatzky

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We use vacuum in our shop exclusively with no problem.  It is a very powerful vacuum that works well.

-grampa dan

Dan Sawatzky
Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation
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