This economical Clutch-Style Bar Clamp has cast heads, coated steel bars, wooden handles and swivel pads, but not the higher price. Affordable enough to fully equip your shop and to solve all your...
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- 1/4" x 3/4" clutch-style bar clamp
- 12" clamping capacity
- 2-1/2" throat depth
- Non-marring pads on the top and bottom jaws
- Ergonomically shaped wood handle
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This is Part 3 in the making of the Recipe Box
What a bargain!
The size is perfect for most glue ups. However, when torquing down for glue squeeze out and straightening out minor board warp the clamp assembly tends to twist and lean. Recommend using board thicknesses of 1/2" or less to minimize torque requirements.
Should have bought more at that price.
I use it when gluing up small pieces to turn on my lathe. Works great building ribbon boxes. Holds firmly and doesn't take up a lot of space. Better than the ratchet type clamps. I should have bought more at the price I paid for them (under $10.00)
This is a great clamp for the price and Woodcraft has the best price around. I used these to laminate the sections of my workbench top, but have found it to be the "go-to" clamp in my shop.
Poor Quality Control
A high percentage of these clamps have screws that don't line up with the bar, something you expect from cut rate brands but not from Bessey. The ones I didn't send back are good medium duty clamps but I'm not sure buying them is worth the hassle of having to return half of them.