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Craftsman  Universal Clamping Accessory

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Reg Price: $29.99
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Reg Price: $29.99
Savings: $5.00
$24.99
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Type: Miter saw stands

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Universal Clamping Accessory Adjusts To Accommodate Your Tools

If your clamping accessory stays steady under heavy pressure, then you probably have the Craftsman universal clamping accessory. If not, this accessory is a great addition to make to your tool set. It is built to hold and remove your miter saws and a wide range of other bench top tools too simply and quickly. Tools can be easily mounted onto it and removed just as fast thanks to its advanced quick release construction.

The universal clamping accessory is versatile to accommodate a lot of your tools. Slotted brackets come fitted with slotted cross supports that can be adjusted to fit your collection of miter saws and bench top equipment. If you have 10 and 12-inch miter saws, you're in luck because it will fit them comfortably. It gives you three bolt configurations and the maximum opening size for bolts is an impressive 15 x 17 inches. Both durable and versatile, your garage or shop will be lost without it.

  • Handle your tools with care with this reliable and versatile Craftsman universal clamping accessory
  • Design mounts your miter saws and other bench top tools easily and fits them comfortably
  • Quick release construction makes removing tools effortless
  • Features slotted brackets with slotted cross supports you can adjust to make it compatible with a wider range of miter saws and bench top tools
  • Ideal for mounting and removing 10 and 12-inch miter saws
  • Has three bolt configurations and a maximum opening bolt size of 15 x 17 inches
  • It can fit 16490, 16491 and 16492 stands
  • Construction is tough and steady for high performance and durability

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Added on September 21, 2012

 

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10 Reviewers (67.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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fixNmowers
Dec 31 , 2012
Great Tool Clamp....
Originally used for my Craftsman 10" miter saw, I discovered other uses for it. I mounted 3/4" plywood and predrilled a few holes and this tool stand clamp can use anchor my 10" drill press, and 16" scroll saw. Attatches quickly and anchors securely and makes my stand more versital in the limited space inmy shop. I would recommend this tool for all of my buddies
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Bigwhitemike468
Feb 11 , 2014
Fatal Design Flaw - Buy At Your Own Risk
Great product concept: simple and attractive (although not necessarily better than competitors, somewhat cheaper). However, it is the cliched "cheap plastic" cost-cutting that makes this mostly worthless - the handle/latching arm is a single molded plastic piece, the far end of which is an eyelet through which a bolt is run. The plastic eyelet is too thin and will likely crack through upon first use... or perhaps will already be split in the box! I purchased the deluxe miter stand (which comes with one), which was apparently/luckily (or unluckily, as it turns out) a good copy that has functioned as intended. I got one additional clamp, which split upon first use. I exchanged it, got home and saw it was cracked prior to even installing it. Ordered another online (to return the original while picking it up), shook the box (which was closed with yellow tape, indicating that it had been returned previously) to hear a loose piece rattling right in front of the stock guy who had handed it to me, then opened it to find the eyelet completely snapped in half on one handle, and cracked on the other. This means that the stock guys didn't even inspect the return and put it back on the floor as new/fully functional. I took my two broken clamps to the tool desk, showed the clerk the problem, and proceeded to open the two other boxes on the shelf. The first had the same cracked eyelet problem, the other appeared to be good. I returned the two, took the good copy, and begged the lady not to put the broken copies back on the shelf, but I'm pretty sure where that's where they will end up because nobody cares. I only took another one home because I already own and use the stand, otherwise it'd be game over.
 

robertmack

Fayetteville, NC

Oct 3 , 2014
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Overall
sturdy, easy to use

many uses

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 22 , 2014
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Works Great If Not Already Broken

Ordered one of these to go with the standard Craftsman tool stand. Works great, mounted up easily to my Craftsman 10" Miter Saw. Very pleased. Went to local store to pick up a couple more of these Universal Clamping Accessories (who names these things???), bought two, price-matched to the (then) internet price for $19.99. Came home, mounted one to my Craftsman planer, went to attach it to the stand so I could adjust the balance & line up with the rollers on the stand, left-hand clamp engaged properly, right-hand clamp made a big popping noise and froze up, dropping a chunk of red plastic onto the ground. OK fine, I've read the reviews and knew this was a problem, but it must have been a fluke... I get out the second set, and I figure I'll go through the attaching it to the stand process first, to make sure the tensioning on the back blocks (there is an adjustment screw and lock-nut on the underside that you can loosen and adjust so that the clamping action isn't too tight or too loose) is set correctly. Left-hand clamp engages just fine. Right-hand clamp (which I've set far looser than the left side so I can sneak the tension in once it's on the stand) goes part way, starts to bind (on what, I don't know), then makes a little cracking noise. I pick it up, turn it over, and the thin plastic wall around the pivot point had cracked laterally. The plastic of the assembly is literally too thin to take any stress during the clamping process, and that stress may well include the tension holding the plastic piece into the bracket. Back to the store I go. I explain the issue, request exchange. They only had one left, so I open it up there at the register and I could see (and I showed the associates this) that there was already a hairline crack in the weak part of the plastic clamp, on the *right-hand* bracket. Maybe these were all from the same batch and the testing process pre-weakened them? I dunno, but it's driving me nuts. I showed that to the associates, they tagged all three to go back to their distribution center, and I got my money refunded. Just now I go to order replacements online, and the price has gone back up... so now I'm out extra $$$ because of defective parts. I ordered two anyway and the Show Your Way rewards program gave me a few bucks off of each for some new special, but I'm still having to pay almost $13 more than I should be just to try to get two unbroken "Universal Clamping Accessories". I hope these two are from a different batch. if they're good, I'm going to take the handle from one of them and see if I can get a local machinist to render some from aluminum... the plastic presently being used is junk. I get that Sears wanted to use the plastic for the handles because then it could be red, but there's no reason they couldn't use aluminum and put red rubber sleeves over the handle protrusions. This product could have been so much better... come on Sears... step up!


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CameronBarnes

Vancouver, WA

Jul 7 , 2014
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Overall
poor design choice

My wife bought the miter saw stand for me on a black Friday sale a year and a half ago. I'm a general contractor so I use my saw stand quite often, which for this product is not a good thing. The cheap plastic handles have both been broke for quite some time now. The first one broke the third time I used it, it actually broke off in my hand when I was trying to set up my saw. The clamp part still worked with the little jagged nub that was left so I didn't bother returning it, that was a mistake. I used it with one broken handle for a while. However the other handle broke off completely to where the clamp wont even work. So I have the broken nub on one side (I tap this into clamping position with a scrap 2x4 or any other object since its a jagged piece of plastic that I have no desire to rip my hand open on) and nothing on the other. If they made the handles out of a stronger material they would have an outstanding stand to sell. I love everything else about the stand, it's great! The plastic handles have to be replaced though!!!


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HomeLove

Brentwood, TN

Feb 25 , 2014
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Just what I needed

This is just what I needed. I had purchased the miter saw stand that came with one of these in the kit that I attached to my miter saw. I wanted to be able to keep it permanently attached to the saw but also use the stand for my bench top drill press as well when needed. Works perfectly. Now I have two tools that I can switch out without going through the small hassle of removing the clamping base. It is well built and sturdy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sailor_Boricua

Virginia Beach, VA

Feb 14 , 2014
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Great addition for portable stand

Althought you have to be really careful with the plastic handles; the adaptability of this base to different bench-top power tools is worth the 5 stars. It is absolutely amazing. I have one on my 10" single bevel compound miter saw and one on my router bench. It works like a champ. I can release the miter saw from the stand and mount the router in no time. I recommend it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bigwhitemike468

Shawnee, KS

Feb 11 , 2014
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Fatal Design Flaw - Buy At Your Own Risk

Great product concept: simple and attractive (although not necessarily better than competitors, somewhat cheaper). However, it is the cliched "cheap plastic" cost-cutting that makes this mostly worthless - the handle/latching arm is a single molded plastic piece, the far end of which is an eyelet through which a bolt is run. The plastic eyelet is too thin and will likely crack through upon first use... or perhaps will already be split in the box! I purchased the deluxe miter stand (which comes with one), which was apparently/luckily (or unluckily, as it turns out) a good copy that has functioned as intended. I got one additional clamp, which split upon first use. I exchanged it, got home and saw it was cracked prior to even installing it. Ordered another online (to return the original while picking it up), shook the box (which was closed with yellow tape, indicating that it had been returned previously) to hear a loose piece rattling right in front of the stock guy who had handed it to me, then opened it to find the eyelet completely snapped in half on one handle, and cracked on the other. This means that the stock guys didn't even inspect the return and put it back on the floor as new/fully functional. I took my two broken clamps to the tool desk, showed the clerk the problem, and proceeded to open the two other boxes on the shelf. The first had the same cracked eyelet problem, the other appeared to be good. I returned the two, took the good copy, and begged the lady not to put the broken copies back on the shelf, but I'm pretty sure where that's where they will end up because nobody cares. I only took another one home because I already own and use the stand, otherwise it'd be game over.


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DeathMachine

Allen, TX

Feb 10 , 2014
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Great product and guess what?

This thing is useful. And it fits the Ryobi stand too! I too have limited floor space so, an interchangeable system makes sense! Put one on the bottom of every bench tool and swap to stand as necessary.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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paidmydues

College Station, TX

Jan 23 , 2014
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Great clamp

Great for use with compound miter saw. I also purchased one for my router table.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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3henry21

Bethel Island, CA

Oct 19 , 2013
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Very useful and well made

I just bought three of these, with the one that came with the miter saw stand it makes a total of 4 that I have. My garage/shop has limited floor space for work benches or stationary tool stands. After seeing that the you could buy additional tool mounts for the saw stand it hit me like a load of bricks... I have a neat little system to use my miter saw stand for all of my bench top power tools. Depending on the what you're mounting to the clamping accessory, you can fit 2 or 3 of these side by side on the miter saw stand to have a multi tool station, or you can fashion a work bench top from 3/4" plywood, mount it to one of these accessories and turn the miter saw stand into a portable work bench. What you can use a miter saw stand for that uses these tool mounting fixtures is only limited by your imagination and weight capacity of the stand.


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oldflyman

Troy, MI

Apr 11 , 2013
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Broke clamping arm

I tried to find the clamping arm with no success so I ordered the assembly. Call on phone and they were able to order me the individual clamping arm. I picked this assembly up and returned it immediately.


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