|Review by Purrmaster||posted 02-04-2013 12:00 AM||1884 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I picked this up at Home Depot a couple of months ago. I hadn’t seen a passive lock clamp before but it was beefy and I wanted something strong. It was designated as a “heavy duty” clamp.
This thing is great. It really is heavy duty. The steel bar is the thickest I’ve seen on a bar clamp and hand screw is beefy too.
I’ve put a ridiculous amount of clamping pressure onto this thing. The bars on all my other bar clamps have deformed because of excessive clamping pressure. This thing hasn’t. It’s still straight no matter how hard I clamp.
I haven’t found the passive style any more difficult to use than a clutch style clamp. The deep throat on this clamp gives it added flexibility.
I’m hoping to pick up another 3 or 4 of these things. I haven’t seen them at Home Depot recently but I’m sure they’ll turn up.
If you want a strong bar clamp that can take a lot of punishment I recommend looking at one of these.