Rockler Woodworking & Hardware has introduced a set of vacuum clamp pods that hold workpieces securely from underneath, allowing unobstructed access to the entire surface for tasks like edge routing, sanding and CNC carving.
The kit includes two 3-1/2" square x 7/8" high pods that can be screwed to a worktop or secured to jigs or tables that use standard T-tracks, such as those found on many CNC machines, with the included T-bolts and low-profile knobs. When connected to a vacuum pump, they produce enough suction to hold a workpiece securely in place, according to the company.
The pods incorporate a ball valve that allows individual pods to be used without the need to remove others from the series to maintain suction. They also can be connected to additional pods for applications where a wider clamping base is needed.
The pods come with four 5/16''-18 x 3/4'' long T-bolts and four fold-down knobs. Also included in the kit are foam gaskets; 8' of plastic tubing; and necessary brass fittings.
The kit sells for $59.99.
For more, visit www.rockler.com.