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Delta223 10-07-2013 12:05 PM

Trying to clamp a monitor arm to a desk with small edges
 
Hi, I have a Monitor arm that needs about 2-3" of surface area in order to clamp well. Trouble is the sides of my desk only extend about 1" out. Is there any way I could get a good clamp on my desk, or is the only option to get a new one?

Thanks

Fix'n it 10-07-2013 08:26 PM

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gregzoll 10-07-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1250850)
pic/s ......

Of what, the sky? You do not need pictures, for what they are describing. I fully understand from their description what the problem is.

gregzoll 10-07-2013 09:19 PM

Delta223, if this is a desk at home, I would just take a board and use Carpenter's nails to adhere it to the surface, then use the clamp to attach to that. For even better security, to make sure that the board does not come loose, attach with bolts through the board, through the desk, held in place with nuts underneath.

If it is a work desk, you are pretty much SOL, unless you can find a weighted base that you can attach the flatscreen arm to.

Fix'n it 10-07-2013 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1250887)
Of what, the sky?



yeah, the sky. whats it to ya ?

oberkc 10-08-2013 05:46 AM

From what is the side of the desk made? How hard or destructive would it be to cut an opening in the back to provide the clamp additional surface area?

Delta223 10-08-2013 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by oberkc (Post 1250958)
From what is the side of the desk made? How hard or destructive would it be to cut an opening in the back to provide the clamp additional surface area?

Hi, the top is wood, the sides are metal. Unfortunately it is not my desk so I may only make minor fixes to it.

oberkc 10-08-2013 11:44 AM

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Unfortunately it is not my desk so I may only make minor fixes to it.
If unable to drill/cut/screw, then the best I can think of would be to clamp a board to the metal back, and attach a small "shelf" to that board, adjacent to, or above, the desktop surface. Clamp the monitor stand to the shelf.


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