|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 10-15-2012 09:41 PM||3106 views||0 times favorited||32 comments|
Great handle is easy to grip.
Easy to release.
Bar has decent rigidity.
Large clamp pad surface area.
Difficult to engage clamping pressure – clamps often won’t “bite” then you are forced to reset the threads and try again. This usually occurs during a glueup, when time is of the essence.
Nothing holds he moveable clamp head in position when not in use. Occasionally that part will slide down the bar and slam into the fixed head. Most clamps have triggers to prevent this annoying problem.
I don’t smile when I use these.
They don’t perform as well as my Bessey 1/2” H body pipe clamps.
Just as expensive as the superior Jet clamps
I like Jet’s parallel clamps better, because they engage as they should, and the head doesn’t slide down the bar uncontrollably. ( However I can recommend the Bessey 1/2” H style pipe clamps. They are affordable, durable – and oh yeah – they work!)
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