Merle Clamp Picture Frame Package by MLCS

Make three different picture and mirror frames.
SKU # 8360
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Merle Clamp Picture Frame Package

  • Merle Multi-Corner Clamp with 4 Corners & Jaws and 23' Banding
  • #8620 Picture Frame Molding Bit, 1/2" Shank
  • #7965 Molding Plane Profile Bit, 1/2" Shank
  • #7975 Molding Plane Profile Bit, 1/2" Shank

Merle Multi-Corner Clamp:

Self Adjusting Jaws align to any angle, even circles! The flexible jaw inserts are non-marring and are easily removed. They're made of high impact ABS plastic for a long life and heavy use. The dual pivot feature allows the Merle to clamp virtually any size, shape, or project securely! Perfect for circles and ovals and polygonal shapes. The Merle clamp will hold any type of frame for easy gluing, nailing or screwing with even jointing force at all corners. Excellent for wide cabinet type frames (use in the center or edges), and also for narrow picture frames. Use as much or as little clamping pressure as needed.Sturdy and long-lasting Cast aluminum and steel construction. Quick Release Corner Clips pull off with finger pressure for quick use.

Clamp includes 23' steel banding reel, 4 quick release corners, and 4 pivoting jaw inserts.

Picture Frame Molding Bit:

2 flute, carbide-tipped with totally enclosed ball bearing guides. Make decorative picture frames. Also used for decorative edges on clock faces, mirror frames, etc. 3/4" Large Diameter. 1-7/16" Carbide Height. 1/2" Shank.

Molding Plane Profile Router Bits:

2-flute, carbide-tipped with totally enclosed ball bearing guides. These classic profiles have been copied from popular antique molding planes and are widely used to produce architectural millwork. Also used for making beautiful moldings, baseboards, picture frames, and chair rails. By combining cuts from two or more bits, an unlimited variety of profiles can be produced.

#7965: 1/4" Depth of Cut, 1-5/8" Carbide Height, 1/2" Shank.

#7975: 1/2" Depth of Cut, 1-3/4" Carbide Height, 1/2" Shank.

Router Safety Chart - Suggested Speeds:

Bit Diameter Max Speed
up to 1" 24000 RPM
1-1/16" to 2" 18000 RPM
2-1/16" to 2-1/2" 16000 RPM
2-9/16" to 3" 14500 RPM
over 3" 12000 RPM

Router Safety Tips:

  • Always wear eye and ear protection.
  • Always use properly sharpened bits.
  • Never use bits that are dull or damaged.
  • Shank must be completely inserted into collet and then backed-off approximately 1/16".
  • Don't "bottom-out" bit in collet.
  • Never partially insert bit into collet. Minimum 1" of shank needs to be in collet.
  • Tighten bit securely and recheck periodically for possible slippage or "run-out" due to wear.
  • Keep collet clean and replace if worn.
  • Never start the router with the bit in contact with wood.
  • Always feed your work or router in the proper direction against the bit rotation.
  • Don't force feed the bit or overload your router, Feed at a constant moving speed to avoid burning the wood.
  • Do not face tool's discharge when operating.
  • Always unplug router when changing bits or making adjustments.
  • Use a router table and fence whenever possible.
  • Make sure your work piece is properly secured and use push blocks, sticks and featherboards whenever possible.
  • Keep all your bits, bearings and assemblies clean, lubricated, and securely fastened. To avoid damage, store them properly in a pouch, box or tray.
  • The bigger the bit, the lower RPM recommended (see chart).
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