Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools
Shelf & Corner Clamp

Shelf and Corner Clamps

These universal cabinet clamps are designed to eliminate the need for extra length bar clamps when making cabinet face frames or shelfing units. With a number of these clamps multiple joints can be clamped at the same time without excessive bulk or weight. The rotating jaw locks onto the work with a levering action that increases applied force as the screw is tightened. The wood surface is protected by the pad that rotates on the jaw. The locking action is best initiated by placing the forefingers on the end of the clamp just behind the jaw and applying an opposing action with the thumb against the pad while the screw is tightened.

Once the clamp is locked to the work, it will remain in place even when the screw is released. A sharp tap on the squared area of the pad towards the screw will release the clamp.

These clamps are unchanged in over 25 years and produced by the Dubuque Tool Works in Iowa, USA. The are made of lightweight cast aluminium. The wedgegrips (U members) are made of steel. They are driven by an 1/2 inch ACME-threaded screw with large wing handle for smooth operation.

DUBUQUE Shelf and Corner Clamp

With vertically aligned cam jaw.
Length without screw 9 inch (229 mm)
Comes with standard size wedgegrip (U-member) that accomodates stock from 3/4 to 13/16 inch (19 to 20.5 mm) This standard wedgegrip (clear width between rods 41 mm) can be used also for stock slightly less than 19 mm thick, however the jaw is then not at an optimal angel and slippage may occur. This can usually be eliminated by a square of sandpaper between the wood and the pad. Additional sizes of wedgegrips for thicker stock are available.
Weight 700 g

Code 303408CartPrice € 26.90

DUBUQUE Face Frame Clamp

With horizontally aligned cam jaw.
Length without screw 11-3/4 inch (298 mm)
Comes with standard size wedgegrip (U-member) that accomodates stock from 3/4 to 13/16 inch (19 to 20.5 mm) This standard wedgegrip can be used also for stock slightly less than 19 mm thick, however the jaw is then not at an optimal angel and slippage may occur. This can usually be eliminated by a square of sandpaper between the wood and the pad. Additional sizes of wedgegrips for thicker stock are available.
Weight 720 g

Currently not in stock!
Code 303409Cart Price € 26.90

DUBUQUE 3 Piece Attachment Set
(Mounting Base & Miter Attachments)

Only for use with Face Frame Clamp no. 303409.
The mounting base is attached to a workbench through the screw holes in the piece. The face frame clamp is then inserted in the V of the base. Removal of the pad from the clamp's U shaped wedgegrip allows the notched miter rack to be inserted.

With the miter end towards the clamp screw and the 45┬░ angle attachment installed, allows the clamp to be used as an adjustable miter clamp.

With the flat end towards the clamp screw, the clamp can be used as a stationary, adjustable bar clamp or a light duty vise. Opening max. 200 mm.

Weight 450 g

Code 303410CartPrice € 18.90
U Member Medium DUBUQUE

DUBUQUE Wedgegrip (U Member)

Two additional sizes of wedgegrips add versatility to these clamps.
Diameter of steel rod 5/8 inch (15.9 mm)


DUBUQUE Wedgegrip (U Member) Medium
For stock up to 1-1/16 inch (27 mm)
Clear width between rods 48 mm
Weight 230 g

Code 303412CartPrice € 7.90

DUBUQUE Wedgegrip (U Member) Large
For stock up to 1-9/16 inch (39.5 mm)
Clear width between rods 60 mm
Weight 250 g

Code 303413CartPrice € 7.90
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