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Flexible Gooseneck Arm Used to Position Vacuum Hose Dust Collector In Workshop

A customer recently sent us pictures showing how he is using a SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm with a 3 Finger Clamp to mount a vacuum hose - dust collector in his workshop:

SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm and 3-finger clamp supporting dust collector vacuum in a workshop

"Black walnut wood dust is extremely toxic to woodworkers' lungs. Since I would be producing very fine dust doing the finish carving with a rotary tool, I wanted an additional vacuum source as close as possible to the carving bit on the log in the photo. As you can see, I already have a general dust collector. But I also wanted something I could easily position and re-position depending on exactly where I was using the rotary carving tool (not pictured). The SnakeClamp products provided the means to build one."

 

In this setup the customer utilized our steel Plate Mount for attaching his flexible gooseneck to a piece of wood.  Then a 90 Degree Angle Adapter is used to "hang" the 3 Finger Clamp and suspend the vacuum hose below.

Here is a close up look at how the versatile 3 Finger Clamp is attached to the vacuum hose:

Versatile 3 Finger Clamp shown supporting a vacuum hose with a flexible gooseneck tube arm

The 90 Degree Angle Adapter usually connects a flexible gooseneck arm with our Rigid Arm, but in this case the customer chose to attach it directly to the 3 Finger Clamp.  This required our 2" long Coupling to do that because both the 90 Degree Angle Adapter and 3 Finger Clamp have male threads.

Here is another look at the vacuum system which utilizes our 18" Super Duty flexible gooseneck arm:

Flexible arm vacuum system for dust collection in a wood shop

Thank you to SL for sending us these pictures!  If you have a unique application for mounting and positioning things on a flexible gooseneck arm please send them to us so that we may share them with the world.

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A customer recently sent us pictures showing how he is using a SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm with a 3 Finger Clamp to mount a vacuum hose - dust collector in his workshop:

SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm and 3-finger clamp supporting dust collector vacuum in a workshop

"Black walnut wood dust is extremely toxic to woodworkers' lungs. Since I would be producing very fine dust doing the finish carving with a rotary tool, I wanted an additional vacuum source as close as possible to the carving bit on the log in the photo. As you can see, I already have a general dust collector. But I also wanted something I could easily position and re-position depending on exactly where I was using the rotary carving tool (not pictured). The SnakeClamp products provided the means to build one."

 

In this setup the customer utilized our steel Plate Mount for attaching his flexible gooseneck to a piece of wood.  Then a 90 Degree Angle Adapter is used to "hang" the 3 Finger Clamp and suspend the vacuum hose below.

Here is a close up look at how the versatile 3 Finger Clamp is attached to the vacuum hose:

Versatile 3 Finger Clamp shown supporting a vacuum hose with a flexible gooseneck tube arm

The 90 Degree Angle Adapter usually connects a flexible gooseneck arm with our Rigid Arm, but in this case the customer chose to attach it directly to the 3 Finger Clamp.  This required our 2" long Coupling to do that because both the 90 Degree Angle Adapter and 3 Finger Clamp have male threads.

Here is another look at the vacuum system which utilizes our 18" Super Duty flexible gooseneck arm:

Flexible arm vacuum system for dust collection in a wood shop

Thank you to SL for sending us these pictures!  If you have a unique application for mounting and positioning things on a flexible gooseneck arm please send them to us so that we may share them with the world.

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SnakeClamp Launches Flexwire Custom Length Waterproof Solid Core Flexible Arm

Today we are proud to announce the launch of our new Flexwire flexible gooseneck tube alternative product.  Like our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is a flexible positioning arm for mounting and positioning objects to "hold what you need, right where you need it."

Flexwire waterproof flexible stayput gooseneck tube alternative for mounting and positioning objects

Flexwire took several years of development and testing.  The result is a very strong and waterproof flexible arm product that can be used for the mounting and positioning of items including in harsh environments.  Some examples include cameras, scanners and sensors in factories exposed to high humidity or chemicals; electronics in saltwater marine environments; or security cameras exposed to weather.

Flexwire is made from a #1 gauge solid copper wire covered in a PVC tube

 

 

Flexwire is made with a solid #1 gauge copper wire inserted into a durable PVC tube with an outside diameter of 16mm.

 





The Flexwire end adapters are made from type 303 stainless steel, threaded to 3/8"-24 and features slot cuts and a set screw

 

 

 

 

Each end adapter features 3/8"-24 (fine) threads, slot cuts for tightening with a wrench and a set screw.  These are machined from type 303 stainless steel and crimped onto the copper wire with a 50 Ton press.

 





 

Unlike our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is ideally suited to applications where frequent positioning is not required.  This is because Flexwire is quite strong and difficult to bend.  Therefore it can support more weight than our flexible gooseneck tubes as shown on this chart:

Another great feature of Flexwire is that you can choose any length between 6" and 30".  This is because Flexwire is made to order right here in our Christiansburg, Virginia shop.  The copper wire and PVC tubing is also made in the USA.

Flexwire is made in the USA

For more information about this exciting new product including a demonstration video, check out our Flexwire product page.  If you have any questions about Flexwire please email support @ snakeclamp.com.

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Today we are proud to announce the launch of our new Flexwire flexible gooseneck tube alternative product.  Like our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is a flexible positioning arm for mounting and positioning objects to "hold what you need, right where you need it."

Flexwire waterproof flexible stayput gooseneck tube alternative for mounting and positioning objects

Flexwire took several years of development and testing.  The result is a very strong and waterproof flexible arm product that can be used for the mounting and positioning of items including in harsh environments.  Some examples include cameras, scanners and sensors in factories exposed to high humidity or chemicals; electronics in saltwater marine environments; or security cameras exposed to weather.

Flexwire is made from a #1 gauge solid copper wire covered in a PVC tube

 

 

Flexwire is made with a solid #1 gauge copper wire inserted into a durable PVC tube with an outside diameter of 16mm.

 





The Flexwire end adapters are made from type 303 stainless steel, threaded to 3/8"-24 and features slot cuts and a set screw

 

 

 

 

Each end adapter features 3/8"-24 (fine) threads, slot cuts for tightening with a wrench and a set screw.  These are machined from type 303 stainless steel and crimped onto the copper wire with a 50 Ton press.

 





 

Unlike our flexible gooseneck tubes, Flexwire is ideally suited to applications where frequent positioning is not required.  This is because Flexwire is quite strong and difficult to bend.  Therefore it can support more weight than our flexible gooseneck tubes as shown on this chart:

Another great feature of Flexwire is that you can choose any length between 6" and 30".  This is because Flexwire is made to order right here in our Christiansburg, Virginia shop.  The copper wire and PVC tubing is also made in the USA.

Flexwire is made in the USA

For more information about this exciting new product including a demonstration video, check out our Flexwire product page.  If you have any questions about Flexwire please email support @ snakeclamp.com.

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The Best Webcam Stands - SnakeClamp Professional Quality Flexible Gooseneck Webcam Stands and Webcam Mounts

If you're looking for a professional quality webcam stand you've come to the right place.  SnakeClamp webcam stands are trusted by the United States Customs and Border Protection, Pearson Vue test centers and many hospital facilities using RightPatient's Biometric Patient Identification.

Why?  Because SnakeClamp webcam stands are built with high-quality components intended to last a lifetime.  In addition we offer so many flexible gooseneck or rigid arm and mounting base options you will certainly find the perfect combination to meet your webcam mounting requirements.

SnakeClamp professional quality flexible arm webcam stand
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 13" Flexible Gooseneck Arm in Black, and Square Base

There are two ways to purchase a SnakeClamp webcam stand - build your own in our Camera Collection or choose from one of the many webcam stand bundles in our Webcam Stand Bundles Collection.

For our flexible arm webcam stands we recommend our fixed stainless steel Camera Mount Adapter and for our rigid arm webcam stands we recommend our Camera Ball Head.  The Camera Ball Head allows you to tilt and swivel your webcam.

Our mounting base options include our Square Base, Round Base, Round Base Weighted, Table Clamp, Megaclamp (attaches to flat or round objects), Suction Cup, Magnet Mount, Plate Mount and Angle Mount.  You can mount your webcam stand just about anywhere!

You can permanently attach your webcam stand with our Plate Mount
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 18" Flexible Gooseneck Arm and Plate Mount

 

If you have a special webcam mounting requirement please contact us.

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If you're looking for a professional quality webcam stand you've come to the right place.  SnakeClamp webcam stands are trusted by the United States Customs and Border Protection, Pearson Vue test centers and many hospital facilities using RightPatient's Biometric Patient Identification.

Why?  Because SnakeClamp webcam stands are built with high-quality components intended to last a lifetime.  In addition we offer so many flexible gooseneck or rigid arm and mounting base options you will certainly find the perfect combination to meet your webcam mounting requirements.

SnakeClamp professional quality flexible arm webcam stand
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 13" Flexible Gooseneck Arm in Black, and Square Base

There are two ways to purchase a SnakeClamp webcam stand - build your own in our Camera Collection or choose from one of the many webcam stand bundles in our Webcam Stand Bundles Collection.

For our flexible arm webcam stands we recommend our fixed stainless steel Camera Mount Adapter and for our rigid arm webcam stands we recommend our Camera Ball Head.  The Camera Ball Head allows you to tilt and swivel your webcam.

Our mounting base options include our Square Base, Round Base, Round Base Weighted, Table Clamp, Megaclamp (attaches to flat or round objects), Suction Cup, Magnet Mount, Plate Mount and Angle Mount.  You can mount your webcam stand just about anywhere!

You can permanently attach your webcam stand with our Plate Mount
SnakeClamp webcam stand shown with Camera Mount Adapter, 18" Flexible Gooseneck Arm and Plate Mount

 

If you have a special webcam mounting requirement please contact us.

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Updated Flexible Gooseneck Tube Video 2018

Hi Folks - we've expanded our selection of flexible gooseneck tubes since our last demonstration in 2015 so here it is - updated for 2018!

If you have any questions please email us support @ snakeclamp.com

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Hi Folks - we've expanded our selection of flexible gooseneck tubes since our last demonstration in 2015 so here it is - updated for 2018!

If you have any questions please email us support @ snakeclamp.com

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New Adapter for our Photography Customers

Today we are pleased to launch our new 5/8" Stud Adapter for our photography customers:

5/8" stud spigot adapter for attaching accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arms

5/8" Stud Adapter

Many common photography accessories such as ring lights, strobe heads and soft boxes have 5/8" receivers for attaching to monopods, tripods and light stands.  Now you can attach all of these accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck or rigid arms with this 5/8" Stud Adapter for the ultimate in flexibility.  Position your equipment exactly where you want it!

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to flexible gooseneck arm

This high quality adapter is machined from type 303 stainless steel for a lifetime of use.  It is available for shipping today.

 

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Today we are pleased to launch our new 5/8" Stud Adapter for our photography customers:

5/8" stud spigot adapter for attaching accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arms

5/8" Stud Adapter

Many common photography accessories such as ring lights, strobe heads and soft boxes have 5/8" receivers for attaching to monopods, tripods and light stands.  Now you can attach all of these accessories to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck or rigid arms with this 5/8" Stud Adapter for the ultimate in flexibility.  Position your equipment exactly where you want it!

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to SnakeClamp flexible gooseneck arm

5/8" Stud Adapter attached to flexible gooseneck arm

This high quality adapter is machined from type 303 stainless steel for a lifetime of use.  It is available for shipping today.

 

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