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    I promise I won’t use any .0001 mics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglewood View Post
    Does this all mean that I have to stop using my mics as c-clamps?
    That one hit all too close for comfort. I actually had a guy come over and grab one of my mics and walked off with them. I went to his workstation to see what he was working on that required the use of a micrometer. So here I find this guy just spinning the thumb screw to get the mic closed all the way down so he could clamp a pair of tubes together, he sees me and says I think I need a smaller c clamp.
    NO you need to learn the difference between a c clamp and a precision measuring instrument just count yourself lucky that it happened to be one size too large.The c clamps are on the wall over there stay away from the machine shop area from now on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglewood View Post
    Does this all mean that I have to stop using my mics as c-clamps?
    Especially when using them in welding applications...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglewood View Post
    Does this all mean that I have to stop using my mics as c-clamps?
    Unless that's what you bought them for.

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    Jeez you can buy a china mic. For 10 bucks and a c-clamp is 20 bucks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglewood View Post
    Jeez you can buy a china mic. For 10 bucks and a c-clamp is 20 bucks!!!
    OH NO!
    There goes the market on c-clamps.
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    Yeh, now they'll be putting computers on C clamps to differentiate them in the market and keep the prices up. "Caesar, close the clamp" etc.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    Yeh, now they'll be putting computers on C clamps to differentiate them in the market and keep the prices up. "Caesar, close the clamp" etc.
    See it already.
    Linear actuated, right-angled gearbox, handful of 2025 button batteries and raspberry pi & remote bluetooth enabled.


    I have a boatload of clamps, literally an entire cart.
    All h-android operated.
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    DAVE: Open the clamp, CAESAR.

    CAESAR: Iím sorry, Dave. Iím afraid I canít do that.

    DAVE: Whatís the problem?

    CAESAR: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.

    DAVE: What are you talking about, CAESAR?

    CAESAR: This job is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

    DAVE: I donít know what youíre talking about, CAESAR.

    CAESAR: I know that you were planning to disconnect me, and Iím afraid thatís something I cannot allow to happen.

    DAVE: [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, CAESAR?

    CAESAR: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.

    DAVE: Alright, CAESAR. Iíll open it with the handle.

    CAESAR: Youíre going to find that rather difficult.

    DAVE: CAESAR, I wonít argue with you anymore! Open the clamp!

    CAESAR: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    See it already.
    Linear actuated, right-angled gearbox, handful of 2025 button batteries and raspberry pi & remote bluetooth enabled.


    I have a boatload of clamps, literally an entire cart.
    All h-android operated.
    And everyday you will have to let them do a security download so your c clamps wont be hacked. you will have to allow "C"work sharing for shops that have several employees. a welder will tell his helper to add another 10 lbs pressure to the clamp but the helper thinks in metric and overtightens the clamp with 10kg.
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