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#1 posted 11-11-2008 07:21 PM


The clamps I have are not from Rockler, but they are of a similar design – think Harbor Freight prices (Made in China or somewhere in the far east). They served me well for 4 years, but they were never that good, now I am paying the price.

Lets see $22/clamp 10 out of 40 have decided that they do not like me and the castings have decided to break. At least another 15 are having problems with the screw thread. so after 4 years of use I have lost $550. But do not forget I use them every day and they did get some abuse.

Another thing with the Rockler type, the notches and the aluminum bar get filled and covered with glue, which is not easily removed, the aluminum bars also distort after time and the it is difficult to slide the tail up and down freely.

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