Scheppach Plano Glue Press
Thursday 19 August 2010
Marc Fish liked this press so much that he ordered one for the workshop
Many jigs and tools promise great things only to deliver nothing more than a bitter taste and a lighter wallet, but the Scheppach Plano glue press does not come into this group and I cannot believe we have put up without one this long. We have ordered one for our new workshop.
It mounts against a wall and saves valuable bench space. With one kit you can glue up to 1000mm in length. For longer lengths just add more presses and wall rails as required.
How it works
The basic principal is a 4-way clamp which ensures a totally flat board with little clean up on join lines.
In the past we would glue up large panels with vast amounts of sash clamps only to realise that we could not lift the assembly off the bench. When it was dry we would then expect to either re-thickness it or send it to be speed sanded.
This clamp does away with that need, saving time and extra cost.
Instructions are clear and assembly time was less than an hour. With practice it is easy to adjust and load but two pairs of hands are better on larger glue ups.
All the aluminium extrusions and mechanisms are substantial.