I bought a quantity of Jorgensen hand screw clamps from a wood worker who was retiring last year. They were new, meaning no use to speak of, with the bar code stickers still on them. I don't think I've ever had new ones before, and I've never had this problem before.
There seems to be some sort of oil "finish" on them that doesn't dry, and transfers to the wood that I clamp with them, leaving oily looking prints in my wood. That's not acceptable, as far as I'm concerned, when it comes to pieces that will not be further milled to get rid of the oily smudges. My clamping cauls are taking on an oily look from the clamps.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Does Jorgensen put some kind of oil on their wooden clamps?
If not, perhaps the guy I bought them from have put something on them(?)
Any suggestions of what to do about it?
Thanks in advance.