Rockler Universal Clamp-It Kit Review

Rockler Clamp-It Kit Lends A Helping Hand

Rockler has become one of my favorite stores now that I’m building a workshop. If you have a workshop, woodshop, or even hobby shop these guys have EVERYTHING! Last month they sent me their all new Universal Clamp-It Kit to review.

I’ve always been a firm believer than no single shop can possibly have enough clamps. Clamps make it possible for a single person to build most anything by themselves and this new offering from Rockler falls into that category. The Universal Clamp-It Kit is a versatile kit that includes two clamps and a 90 degree assembly square. Paired together these pieces offer an unlimited number of uses including:

  • Picture frames
  • Window casing
  • Cabinet face frames
  • Shelving
  • Zero clearance fences for power tools

Quality Materials

One of the things that impresses me most about Rockler products is the quality. The Universal Clamp-It Kit is no exception. The clamps are made from really nice aluminum, heavy duty threaded bolts and quality handles. The assembly square is made out of some sort of high impact plastic and it’s incredibly stiff. I tried my best to deform it and I had zero luck.

Easy To Use

Another thing that I can appreciate from Rockler is the ease of use for their products. You don’t  need to be a rocket scientist to figure out this clamping system. As you can see above I used the kit while building some cabinets for my shop and installing a zero clearance fence on my table saw.

Overall Impression

I really like the Rockler Universal Clamp-It Kit. It’s a very affordable kit that offers great quality products that are easy to use and very versatile.

I only have one very small comment/suggestion for the design. I’d like to see the length of the “J” bolt be longer. The short end that’s seen in the fence above would be more effective if it were closer to 1-1/2″ or 2″. This would help keep the sacrificial fence tight at the bottom near the table surface.

If you have a small woodshop or workshop this is a kit that would come in very handy. If you’d like to buy it you can follow the link below to Rockler:

About the author

Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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