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Author Topic: Clamping Cleats on the Sawbunks  (Read 472 times)

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Offline Rougespear

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Clamping Cleats on the Sawbunks
« on: May 30, 2016, 10:29:01 AM »
I'm surveying ideas for clamping cleats before I weld them onto my deck.  I am referring to the small, less than 3/4" high metal blocks or teeth that hold the cant once the squaring arms/side supports are lowered.  I feel like I previously read that ones with a point pierced the log and sometimes cracked it.  Should the cleats be square, angled to make a "tooth", how high, etc?  Thoughts appreciated!

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Re: Clamping Cleats on the Sawbunks
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 01:54:14 PM »
Mine are square. comes stock on WM 4 of them 
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Re: Clamping Cleats on the Sawbunks
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 04:48:57 PM »
The two stationary ones are 5/8" high and square.
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