Avi Gombinsky - Inventor
MasterClamp developed best practices to join picture frames
How it all started..
The MasterClamp™ framing clamp was invented in 1994 by Avi Gombinsky, the founder of Baruch Framing and Gallery (New York City). Early on, Mr.. Gombinsky saw the need, for a better way to join wood frames and developed The MasterClamp as the solution. Through years of research and development it has been perfected into the ultimate tool for joining wooden picture frames of all types and sizes, including shadow box moldings, floaters other tall mouldings and regular frames. We soon found that the New MasterClamp enabled us to finish our customers jobs at a higher quality, while significantly reducing time and cost. Thanks to similar experiences by our colleagues in the industry, Baruch Framing Tools CO. now manufactures the MasterClamp series for professional framers in the US and around the world.
MasterClamp is a Framing Clamp designed to join picture frames using glue under high pressure, this ensures tight and accurate joints. MasterClamp distributes the glue evenly, under pressure (up to 1000 lb/sq in) there by reducing the drying time to approximately 15-25 minutes. MasterClamp creates a joint, that is stronger and tighter than any tool on the market.
MasterClamp was designed as a single handed operation, allowing the free hand to reposition the miter-cuts while clamping.
MasterClamp is proudly made in the US of machined stainless-steel and aircraft aluminum, best materials were chosen for durability and long service life. Thus the clamp will retain its shape and precision under high pressure application.
MasterClamp advanced joining technique
Updated in 2022
Thanks to MasterClamp innovative advanced joining technique the joints come out gapless and strong. Although we make the world's best framing clamps we continue to innovate the clamps progressively and make better of what is already the best. Our goal is Precision, Performance, Perfection.
MasterClamp made easy to understand and use to join frames quickly and efficiently. Some of our customers are saying: "MasterClamps is like having two more hands" on the job so joining a frame is likely to become second nature for picture framers. MasterClamp is designed by default to optimized for a strong joint. when using a set of 4 clamps the frame is perfectly leveled aligned, gapless and never twisted. fully controlled by the framer at all times. MasterClamp is the most advanced, powerful and precise clamping system on the market. We hope MasterClamp 2022 edition will encourage more framers to keep creating good quality and artistic picture frames.