I have actually constantly placed timber obstructs in between my clamps as well as work surfaces to stop noting the timber. I see that more recent clamps have rubber guards for this function that make setting up a lot easier. Can I acquire these guards for my old clamps?

Not to my understanding, yet you are best that it would certainly behave to have these rubber caps in all your clamps. I have actually discovered 2 means to achieve this. Discover a tough rubber or soft plastic product. You desire something that does not leave shade marks, so avoid black rubber. Polyurethane adhesive has the ability to adhesive rubber and also plastic to steel. If your caps are soft adequate to spread out when secured, utilize a softer polyurethane caulking as the adhesive. The longest-lasting caps will certainly be ones that are grooved to fit over the steel face, offering mechanical resistance to slide so the adhesive has much less to do. The 2nd method is to put simply a ball of polyurethane caulking over the face of the clamp and also down around the sides. Allow it establish and after that reduced the face level and also concerning 3 mm (1/8 in.) thick.