For those of you who are not familiar with what English corner
or miter clamps look like, this post is for you.
We are all familiar with the
ubiquitous Craftsmen corner clamps that can be found in yard
sales here in the U.S. They are not the greatest quality and are
often found broken or with the slide bars bent.
Over the years I have fallen in
love with English corner clamps which are quite different and
perform extremely well. Yesterday at a tool show I purchased a
Preston corner clamp to add to my clamps.
I had never seen one by Preston
before and was pleasantly surprised when I realized that under
the grease and grime it was decorated like Preston spokeshaves
This afternoon I cleaned the clamp
and was delighted that it is well marked. If you see one of
these clamps for a user price, I recommend that you snag it. Now
I need three more of these aesthetically pleasing clamps to make
This is a top view of the Preston clamp.
It is well marked on the thumb
screw and has the Preston logo cast on the frame.