Matthews Quacker Clamp

Matthews Quacker Clamp

Matthews Quacker Clamp

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  • AKA - Duck Bill or Platypus Clamp

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Matthews 429042 overview

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The Quacker Clamp from Matthews is also known as the duck bill or platypus clamp. It's an ideal solution for positioning foam core, reflector, or bead board.

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Matthews 429042 specs

Clamp Type Vise
Mount Type 1 x 5/8" Stud
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.965 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 9.0 x 8.95"

Matthews 429042 reviews

Quacker Clamp is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way to handy not to own at least one. I'm telling you guys this thing is amazing. Saves so much time when wanting to bounce bead board, foam core, as well as using them to flag light. I do suggest buying the Modern Studio brand because they have indents in the bill so it prevents it from bending when closed. Quality is fantastic in these things. I bought one and have 1 more on the way. I'm obsessed with making grip easier on me and i'm telling you this is worth its weight in gold. Don't bother making one yourself either you will be wasting your time trying to weld the 5/8 inch pin on there as well as the bills to the vice grip. Can't speak better about it if I tried.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Perfect for what it does, but bulky If you're willing to dedicate a boom or light stand to it, this gizmo will hold a piece of reflective foamcore in whatever position you need a reflector. Holds well, but it's really good at only one thing and due to its bulk and weight you may find different clamps more deserving of space within your light kit. Worth having in a well-stocked studio. Better known as a quacker clamp (note additional c, given the duckbill clamp section). Not particularly complex, it just does what it does without fuss. If you're handy welding you could make one yourself from vice grips, a baby pin, and some sheet metal.
Date published: 2011-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, versatile grip tool Holds big pieces of foamcore, beadboard, etc. in place on set with it's visegrip-meets-duckbill type design. It handles a 4x4 ' piece with ease, at whatever angle you can rig it up a C-stand/arm/grip head. It can also handle a 4 x 8 piece of foamcore well...at more symmetrical or balanced angles. Don't forget to sandbag it!
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does clamp, does not quack But its still a great clamp.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clamping Be sure to put foam core all the way to the back. The baby pin is excellent.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks goofy, must-have Somewhere there's a grip who had the bright idea to weld a baby pin onto a pair of vice-grips and attach a couple of metal flaps to the jaws. The result is the Quacker clamp. It looks goofy and it seems expensive but if you do any sort of bounce lighting off of things like foam core or bead board in your lighting setups this baby will pay for itself very quickly. I use it constantly. It hasn't broken yet.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for holding bounce These are great for holding foam/gator board. Easy quick set up. Just attach a grip head to a c-stand. Mount the quaker clamp in the grip head and your ready to go.
Date published: 2008-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!!!!! I was able to use this with a C-Stand & foam core to really load bounced light for an important interview. Set up was seconds & held perfectly 1/2 foam core well.
Date published: 2011-12-13
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