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Old 08-02-2018, 09:46 PM   #1
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Cleco Storage and Uses

Here is my Storage plate for my Cleco's.


I was introduced to these by my Grandpa years ago.
There are many uses for these.
There are several different types.
Who uses these and how do you use them?
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

I use them....but my fancy Cleco storage device is a tupperware bowl.....
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:05 PM   #3
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

This was how my Grandpa stored them.
I made this in honor of him.
I wish would have inherited more of his Organizing skills.
My first habit of storage is a bucket.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:24 PM   #4
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

Haha ..i hear you on the bucket storage....I've got 2 toolboxes at my dad's shop and he has most of his tools in a 5gal bucket.....
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:00 AM   #5
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

I have Clecos and don't use them enough. My storage, a cardboard box, that is a sweet idea.

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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

I keep mine in a tupperware tray. I wonder if storing them like this would cause the springs to weaken over time and not hold as tight?
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I have Clecos and don't use them enough. My storage, a cardboard box, that is a sweet idea.

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Thanks.
I seen some of you projects.
I figured you used them
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I keep mine in a tupperware tray. I wonder if storing them like this would cause the springs to weaken over time and not hold as tight?
Hey Richard
I thought about that ,before I drilled 200 holes.
My Grand-Pa kept his like this.
They still work good. But the ones I just bought are not near the Quality of the ones he had.
I got them for about $0.50 a piece so if I can find them when I need them was my Motive to do this .
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:31 AM   #9
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

Aircraft Spruce carries a lot . I just use a plastic bag

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...?clickkey=3620


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Old 08-03-2018, 01:43 PM   #10
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

I will check them out.
Besides the ones I inherited I got mine from MRO.
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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

I much prefer the draw clecos with the wing nut, higher clamping pressure.


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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

I have some of those also.
They get the Kitten glove treatment .
They was my Grand-Pa's.
I will probably purchase some extra of those to use and abuse.
I have been looking for a Zebra fixing clamp set
like you have.
I seen them when you posted you tool box thread.
They are pretty cool.
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With a little trickery you can get clecos to clamp a butt weld.





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Re: Cleco Storage and Uses

Washer on backside?
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Yep, drill a 1/8 or whatever sized hole and washer on backside.



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Sevt Chevelle
Thanks for the picture of that.
This Is why I wanted to start this Thread.

I want to learn to use this type of tool to it's full potential

Yourself and several other members are Great Sheet-metal people.
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This makes it a lot clearer on how they work, Thanks Fellas
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