Welding c-clamp??

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Welding c-clamp??

Post by discodan » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 pm

I picked up this Wilton 1404 c clamp today. Must be for welding because of the shield plus the screw appears to be brass. Am I right? I saw some on the auction site but without the shield.
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Re: Welding c-clamp??

Post by 10KPete » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:44 pm

Yup.

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Re: Welding c-clamp??

Post by b4autodark » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:16 pm

Used to use the brass screw c-clamps at work all the time for welding. Some were old and some brand new but none ever had the shield. That's a new one on me.
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Re: Welding c-clamp??

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:31 pm

I've seen them at welding suppliers years ago, but never bought any....or used any for that matter.
Not sure if they stlll make 'em, with stick welding out of vogue.
With a regular c-clamp, it's easy enough to hit the screw with anti-spatter spray. As long as you don't hit 'em with the end of a welding rod, all is well. If you do, a quick hit with a grinder will fix it.

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Re: Welding c-clamp??

Post by johnfreese » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:13 am

Instead of brass I believe the screws are copper plated steel.

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Re: Welding c-clamp??

Post by steamin10 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:43 pm

For my standard welding jobs i use a combination of vice grips, welding grips, (by vice grip) regular Chinese C-clamps and my hoard of boiler clamps. If you dont know what boiler clamps are, they are cut from flat plate with a acrew for grip like a c-clamp on steroids. Oil or spatter spray, or graphite spray are all i use to keep things moving. Anti -sieze in copper works fine too. Just use anything sparingly so BBs' dont stick, and it doesnt migrate to the welding.

i use one of the boiler clamps to mash rivets on projects, with a small cup on the screw rotary filed in. Works fine.
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Post by liveaboard » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:55 am

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