Over the last year I’ve dramatically increased my clamp collection due in no small part to the great Harbor Freight Quick Release Bar Clamps. Their supplier Pittsburgh is doing a bang up job at delivering pretty good clamps at about half the cost of other brands. There’s a common complaint about the clamp flexing under high tension (which is true) but on balance if you’re looking for a way to build out your inventory of different clamp sizes, I highly recommend.
Usually when I get an idea for a project the first thing I do is go on YouTube and consume. There are tons of videos there (heck, maybe I’ll even make my own some day) and you can usually get a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t.
Jay’s Universal Clamp Rack looked great and was orderly, but with my limited wall space I can’t afford to have everything lined up horizontally; I need to make use of the space extending out from the wall as well if I have any chance of fitting in the clamps.
April’s Pipe Clamp Rack was closer to what I was looking for but I was concerned about how you had to line up adjacent racks the perfect distance from each other for the clamps to hang in between.
Since I already have a French Cleat system I decided to use that to my advantage and build clamp racks I could move anywhere, made use of space extending from the wall, and didn’t require precise side-by-side separation.
The images that follow kind of speak for themselves so I’ll leave it at that.