Woodpeckers Box Clamp (Pair)

WP_BC4-M2X2
by Woodpeckers
£42.95

The Woodpeckers Box Clamp is a simple device that eliminates the hassle of using heavy, expensive bar clamps for assembling boxes, drawers and especially full size cabinets.

Imagine being able to dry-fit and square up all your parts at the same time without any bulky clamps and before having to use any glue, screws or nails. You'll know right from the start if what you're building will assemble to the final dimensions, be as square as you need or if minor trim cuts are necessary.

You can do all of that without a second set of hands to hold pieces in place while getting a bar clamp in position and tightened up. Not only that but once your project is held together with the Box Clamps, you can immediately install any type of screws (even pocket screws) or nails because all of the corner joints are left fully accessible. There's nothing to get in your way.

Woodpeckers Box Clamps are designed for any 90 degree joint including butt joints, lap joints, T-joints, mitre joints, box joints, dovetails and more even if material is extending past the face. Ever try to use a bar clamp to assemble a box joint or dovetail? It doesn't work well. It's almost impossible to keep even one joint square with the uneven clamping typical of a bar clamp. Getting just one corner right is hard enough let alone all four at the same time.

The clamp will accommodate materials from 1/4 (6.35mm) up to 1 inch (25.4mm) in thickness.

The MC4-M2 Box Clamp is moulded from a special combination of glass reinforced poly carbonate. It's virtually indestructible and not a light weight; each clamp weighs over a half pound and comes with hardware for both hand as well as fixture use.

(Sold in pairs)

Made in U.S.A

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    D.C.

    Take a bit of getting used to at first but now quite good.

    M
    M.J.
    Look the part!

    Drilled them out of the packaging in the end.
    Next day when I had some energy left, I did a few test boxes. Found them to be very hit and miss with the pre defined 18th century measurements barely visible.

    They sort of do what you expect, and may well come in useful. Until the time arises that I regain enough patients to use them, they will serve as interesting ornaments.

    M
    M.A.
    Great product

    Bought this to make a lot of drawers, and it works great.

    M
    M.F.
    Woodpeckers - Box Clamp (Pair) - BC4-M2

    I'm a fan of Woodpeckers' often simple but effective products and I liked my first pair of these so much that I've just taken delivery of my second pair.

    I can echo a lot of the previous reviewers comments. First pair were a real battle to remove from original packaging and I think that took longer than the initial set up. So much so I've not rushed to open the latest pair!

    I've found working with 18mm / 3/4" stock they worked pretty well when set to the markings on the base, clamped up easily and held the pieces nice and secure and - most importantly - SQUARE! Didn't have the same immediate success when using 12mm ply on the 1/2" setting although not entirely convinced the ply was uniformly 12mm thick! Tweaking it a couple more notches towards the 1/4" setting soon sorted that out though.

    I've found them better for holding together pieces for pocket hole screwsing than the dedicated Kreg clamps and they help reduce the tendency for screw holes to pull out of square (althought that might be down to my inability / inexperience!) Sizewise, they're ideal for gluing up boxes and drawers that sash clamps might be too much for although with only two clamps to a pack it you're restricted to one, possibly two corners at a time, eight would be great but they're a bit pricey for that .

    Like all Woodpeckers' stuff, they're well made and likely to outlast me. I've been using them knob-style, as seen in the first two photos

    M
    M.B.
    Woodpeckers - Box Clamp (Pair) - BC4-M2

    Ok...here we go! I bought these because I am currently making a whole load of new shop cabinets and I thought these would be of use to clamp the corners of the carcasses together whilst glue dries and screws inserted and I was right...these do the job admirably.

    However, these box clamps are very tricky to get out of the packaging for a start, but don't let that put you off.

    Secondly these clamps are a bit tricky to set up in that there are 2 ways of using them in that they can be tightened up either inside the corners of the box/carcass using the supplied allen key or outside using the knobs provided; so you first have to decide which is most suitable for the use to which you wish to put them.

    Thirdly, a little bit of time is required to set them up in that you first need to get the jaws fairly close to the thickness of the material you are going to clamp and this is fairly easily achieved by loosening the bolts and moving the jaw to approximately the thickness of you stock.

    However, this took me a couple of goes because there is not very much movement available between the initial setting of the movable jaw and the final tightening once the clamp is in place. Now this maybe because I have never used clamps like this before and it is simply lack of experience on my part.

    After these initial misgivings, most of which I would put down to my inexperience in using these type of clamps, they arte BRILLIANT!

    Once in place after the initial setting up, they clamp up very firmly indeed and do a great job in keeping things square whilst drilling and screwing or waiting for glue to dry. They allow for drilling and screwing quite easily as the clamps are rebated in the corners to allow easy access although you may need to use longer drill bits or screwdrivers with longer shanks.

    All in all, I am very pleased with these clamps and would recommend them...just be patient when you first start with them and you'll be glad you did!

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D.C.

Take a bit of getting used to at first but now quite good.

M
M.J.
Look the part!

Drilled them out of the packaging in the end.
Next day when I had some energy left, I did a few test boxes. Found them to be very hit and miss with the pre defined 18th century measurements barely visible.

They sort of do what you expect, and may well come in useful. Until the time arises that I regain enough patients to use them, they will serve as interesting ornaments.

M
M.A.
Great product

Bought this to make a lot of drawers, and it works great.

M
M.F.
Woodpeckers - Box Clamp (Pair) - BC4-M2

I'm a fan of Woodpeckers' often simple but effective products and I liked my first pair of these so much that I've just taken delivery of my second pair.

I can echo a lot of the previous reviewers comments. First pair were a real battle to remove from original packaging and I think that took longer than the initial set up. So much so I've not rushed to open the latest pair!

I've found working with 18mm / 3/4" stock they worked pretty well when set to the markings on the base, clamped up easily and held the pieces nice and secure and - most importantly - SQUARE! Didn't have the same immediate success when using 12mm ply on the 1/2" setting although not entirely convinced the ply was uniformly 12mm thick! Tweaking it a couple more notches towards the 1/4" setting soon sorted that out though.

I've found them better for holding together pieces for pocket hole screwsing than the dedicated Kreg clamps and they help reduce the tendency for screw holes to pull out of square (althought that might be down to my inability / inexperience!) Sizewise, they're ideal for gluing up boxes and drawers that sash clamps might be too much for although with only two clamps to a pack it you're restricted to one, possibly two corners at a time, eight would be great but they're a bit pricey for that .

Like all Woodpeckers' stuff, they're well made and likely to outlast me. I've been using them knob-style, as seen in the first two photos

M
M.B.
Woodpeckers - Box Clamp (Pair) - BC4-M2

Ok...here we go! I bought these because I am currently making a whole load of new shop cabinets and I thought these would be of use to clamp the corners of the carcasses together whilst glue dries and screws inserted and I was right...these do the job admirably.

However, these box clamps are very tricky to get out of the packaging for a start, but don't let that put you off.

Secondly these clamps are a bit tricky to set up in that there are 2 ways of using them in that they can be tightened up either inside the corners of the box/carcass using the supplied allen key or outside using the knobs provided; so you first have to decide which is most suitable for the use to which you wish to put them.

Thirdly, a little bit of time is required to set them up in that you first need to get the jaws fairly close to the thickness of the material you are going to clamp and this is fairly easily achieved by loosening the bolts and moving the jaw to approximately the thickness of you stock.

However, this took me a couple of goes because there is not very much movement available between the initial setting of the movable jaw and the final tightening once the clamp is in place. Now this maybe because I have never used clamps like this before and it is simply lack of experience on my part.

After these initial misgivings, most of which I would put down to my inexperience in using these type of clamps, they arte BRILLIANT!

Once in place after the initial setting up, they clamp up very firmly indeed and do a great job in keeping things square whilst drilling and screwing or waiting for glue to dry. They allow for drilling and screwing quite easily as the clamps are rebated in the corners to allow easy access although you may need to use longer drill bits or screwdrivers with longer shanks.

All in all, I am very pleased with these clamps and would recommend them...just be patient when you first start with them and you'll be glad you did!