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Question Which do you prefer?

PAckerman

True Grumbler
Which offsets, the "Z" shaped clips used to install canvases into frames among other uses do you prefer, the clips with one hole or the clips with holes at each end?
 

tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Absolutely, by far, without doubt, definitely, unquestionably, certainly, the 2-holer.

Don't use the inner hole as a rule, but, boy, when they're needed, do they come in handy!
 

blackiris

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
2 holes. I use them for more than just canvas stuff. :popc:
 

Jeff Rodier

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
While rarely used the 2 hole is a nice feature.
 

rhop

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I don't always use Z clips but when I do I use the two holer. :icon9:
 

Larry Peterson

PFG, Picture Framing God
And for a contrary opinion, I'll go with the 2-holer. :icon19:
 

Twin2

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
I prefer the 2 holes version as well.
 

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
While you're at it, how about a 5/8" offset? It seems they are made in every size BUT that one, and it also seems we need that one size a lot!
 

Twin2

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Rob, you are absolutely right. I've often run across times where a 5/8" offset would be perfect!
 

Julie Walsh

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
How about a flat one with 2 holes. The usual flat plates from Home Depot are too long and the offset lengths are perfect.
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
I like the idea of flat ones - I frequently turn into a smithy and pound them flat on my vise platform. But they have that lumpy look, no matter how I pound.

5/8" would be great too!!!
I have also done the "smithy" thing.
I take the offsets outside and hammer them to the shape that I need using the concrete parking curb stops in the parking lot as my anvil. :cool:
 

freakquency

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
2 holes are always better than one! :kaffeetrinker_2:
 

shayla

WOW Framer
While you're at it, how about a 5/8" offset? It seems they are made in every size BUT that one, and it also seems we need that one size a lot!
THIS! Please!!! :thumbsup:

And re the conversation about flat offset clips, why doesn't somebody just make shorter mending plates?

These are available from United:


Item # 2981



But they're way long for the purposes of which we speak.
 

Jeff Rodier

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Thanks Peter. I see the new clips have 2 holes in the new flyer.
 

JWB9999999

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
For sure 2 holes. There's never a case when having 2 holes is bad, but there are many cases where having 2 is good. I rarely have to use the 2nd hole, but I've had more occasions to find it useful lately, especially with floater frames. It's annoying to have to drill a hole in my offset clips myself (or to pay someone to do it for me). I try to purchase only 2 hole versions of clips these days.
 

skye

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
2 holers for me as well. The first time I saw them I did squee with joy.
 
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