Bessey - 12" F-Clamp
This economical Clutch-Style Bar Clamp from Bessey® features cast heads, coated steel bars, wooden handles and swivel pads, and a lower price. An affordable medium duty clamp that will allow you to...
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This economical Clutch-Style Bar Clamp from Bessey® features cast heads, coated steel bars, wooden handles and swivel pads, and a lower price. An affordable medium duty clamp that will allow you to fully equip your shop and to solve all your clamping needs.
- Economical Clutch-Style Bar Clamps
- Suitable for wide range of woodworking and DIY projects
- 2-piece clutch plates for easy positioning
- Non-marring pads on the top and bottom jaws
- Durable powder coated cast-iron fixed and sliding jaws
- Nickel plated, drawn and serrated rail
- Ergonomically shaped wood handle
- Medium duty clamp
- Clamping capacity: 12"
- Throat depth: 2-1/2"
- Bar size: 1/4" x 3/4"
- (1) Bessey 12" F-Clamp
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This is Part 3 in the making of the Recipe Box
We join Fred Esker at his woodshop to capture and enjoy building a Spoon Mule. Fred teaches his hand carved spoon making skill set using a simple spoon mule which is created with primarily hand tools intermixed with some power tools. He is a member of the Geppetto's Carving Club at our Woodcraft store in Parkersburg, WV.
I purchased several of these a while back. You can hardly keep the rubber feet, bumper Whatever you wish to call them on! They should stay on so you can Free up your other hand while tightening rather than hold the foot on.
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.