Benchtop T-Track Planing Clamp

Benchtop T-Track Planing Clamp

Occasionally I need to hold stock vertically while hand planing or sanding the edges, but it’s difficult to clamp in place on the edge of my workbench top because it doesn’t have a vise.

Board clamped to t-track installed on side of workbench

I solved the problem by installing a 48″ length of Rockler T-Track on the side of my bench, and I’ve equipped it with a pair of hold-down clamps that tighten with star knobs. Now, edge clamping is as easy as can be, and the hold-down clamps are plenty strong to keep the stock from shifting as I work on it.

-Alan Fletcher
Mahtomedi, Minnesota

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