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delboy271155
#1 Posted : 10 November 2013 09:55:50

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Hi All,BigGrin

Have just purchased these in my local Tesco for use on my Victory build.

They come in boxes of 25 for about £2.50 a box.

Two boxes will make 33 clamps and leave you with some spare springs.

These are binder clips originally but with a couple of minutes of your time turn into miniature planking clamps.

This is what you get (and yes there`s the penny shot)Pic 1


Three binder clips make two clamps (plus one spare spring)

Remove both wire arms from one clip (one shown)Pic 2


Place the wire arm inside the top of a complete clip and a clip becomes a clamp.Pic 3


How it works. Great when planking the unsupported rib sections.Pic 4


Hope this is useful.

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#2 Posted : 10 November 2013 16:03:00

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Hi Derek,

Super idea and one that will not break the bank.

- Dave
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DJS wrote:
Hi Derek,

Super idea and one that will not break the bank.

- Dave


Hi Dave,BigGrin

Not my original idea,but thought I`d pass on the info as to where they where available at a good price and explain how to use them.

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box of 25 all black are £1 in asda
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jase wrote:
box of 25 all black are £1 in asda


Hi Jase,Cool Cool Cool

Even better, nice find.

Only problem I would have, is cost of diesel to nearest ASDA would outweigh
the savings, but it does give people a choice.

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There usually on offer when schools go back in September and easter term time
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To improve the grip, use your needle file to roughen the "lips" of the clamps. I use them on my Sots and it works like a charm.
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