|Home » Forums Ľ Cabinetmaking Ľ Message||Login|
You are not logged in. Consider these WOODWEB Member advantages:
Uhling Case Clamp3/5
Does anyone have any experience they would be willing to share regarding the Uhling Case Clamps - good or bad? I like what I am seeing so far and intend to pull the trigger soon but due diligence first. Thanks in advance for any advice or cautions!
Stewart, we use a HP3000 we picked up at auction in 2009. It's a work horse with little to go wrong. The only issue's we've had are a handful of brass air fittings getting sheared off from people leaving panels leaning where they shouldn't.
Thanks, Matt! With this unit only squeezing from the side, does it tend to slightly lift at all causing an out of square clamp up? Also, do you ever use the vertical clamp attachment?
We've not used a vertical attachment, nor have we had issues with lifting. I would assume any panel deflection of lifting would cease once out of the clamp.
Most important thing is to be extremely precise with CNC holes, Horizontal boring and dowel insertion and lastly, Pre-milling and edgeband/glue thickness.
If you want to, you can come and assemble a job or more on the case clamp to see if they like it or not...
Thanks, Matt for your help - this has been very helpful! One more question, do you fasten your cabinet backs in while the case is clamping?
Yes, backs get slid in while in the clamp, checked for square and fastened.
I don't mean to hijack your post but how do you fasten your backs? We are looking at a Uhling as well. We can bore and cnc cut the back groove. What holds the stretchers of an upper at the top and bottom? I understand they get doweled into the sides but what do you do in the middle? It seems like it would allow the bottom to flex if the customer put anything very heavy in it.
I used my Uhling HP3000 for years, but due to changing construction methods Iím trying to sell it. Iím outside of Seattle if anyone wants to pick it up for cheap $3500. Itís been a great clamp.