No-Gimmick Fence Clamps

You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!

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Woodworkers, like anglers, are notorious suckers for the latest cant-miss widget to make them more successful. And if you hang out at woodworking stores, you know theres no shortage of weird gadgets to blow money on. Well, heres one that really works.

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Best Fence Clamps

Its a pair of Universal Fence Clamps from Rockler Woodworking. Theyre a great substitute for other clamps because theyre totally out of the way. Thats really nice when youre milling wood in the upright position and ordinary clamps just wont work. Use them for dadoing on the table saw or router table, or anywhere else you need a sacrificial fence. Installation is as easy as drilling two 1/4-in. holes in the top of the wooden fence. You have time for that, right? No Rockler store in your neighborhood?

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