You just KNOW it had to happen. There I was, gluing up the frames for my current project, and I discovered a set of Shop Fox right angle clamps that were perfect for clamping the angled front support to the top and bottom rails. I hooked one of them to the wood, cranked down the handle and felt the clamp give way. Sure enough, I looked down and saw the clamp broken in two, lying on my bench.
I had a feeling these babies were light duty models, but this was the FIRST time I had ever broken a tool in my shop.
Which got me to thinking… have you ever broken a tool in your shop? Did it break because you were using too much muscle? It was a poorly made tool? Did you drop it to the concrete floor of your shop? It’s OK. We won’t tell…