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    Bar Clamp Pads

    The pads on one of my Irwin Bar Clams are missing. Irwin has replacement pads on their website but not for this model clamp. I contacted their customer service for the part number. They don't sell them. To their credit, they're sending me a free clamp. While I appreciate it, I really want the pad. There's no way I'm throwing away a perfectly good clamp. Bessey and others have pads. Does anyone know if they fit well on the Irwin Bar Clamps? If not, I guess I'm going to be testing some of the glues recommended in a previous thread to see how well I can attach a piece of rubber to the clamp surface.




    List of available Irwin replacement pads at Grainger



    Bessey offers replacement pads
    . It seems they should fit. Has anyone tried them?
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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    I've used pieces of leather glued to the pads w/ spray adhesive.
    I'll gladly tell you how I do something. Just please don't confuse that with the right way to do it, and almost certainly not the only way.


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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    Barge glue works great for rubber and leather to each other or either to metal. It is a contact cement type of glue used in the shoe industry quite a lot. Paint it on each surface, let it dry, stick the pieces together, done. Just be sure you put the pieces where you want it, it won't move once you let it touch.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_6gbomdi24a_e



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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    +1 on the leather substitute
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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    Barge glue works great for rubber and leather to each other or either to metal. It is a contact cement type of glue used in the shoe industry quite a lot. Paint it on each surface, let it dry, stick the pieces together, done. Just be sure you put the pieces where you want it, it won't move once you let it touch.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_6gbomdi24a_e
    Is this glue available from any local suppliers? I've checked several with no success.

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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    +1 on the cork or leather pads.

    Harbor Freight sells a 3 pack of replacement pads (3 fixed end + 3 screw end pads) for 1.99. They might just fit.
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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    Is this glue available from any local suppliers? I've checked several with no success.
    Hate to say it but I think Walmart carries it. Any shoe supply will. Tandy leather.



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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    It will only cost you $5.50 to see if these Craftsman pads will work: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-6....c100005.m1851

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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    +1 on the leather. Have thrown away all those pads that come with clamps. Use leather or soft wood cauls.

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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    It's the cheapo way to go (but I'm cheap anyway) but I use plastic bottle caps.

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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    Mike,
    Here are a couple ideas for clamp pad retrofit (mush better than the plastic pieces)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyKiGmRq3wY

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    Re: Bar Clamp Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    It's the cheapo way to go (but I'm cheap anyway) but I use plastic bottle caps.

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