|Review by mramseyISU||posted 05-27-2014 01:38 PM||2031 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I recieved these clamps as part of a Mini Clamp-It set with two of the assembly squares which work really well and 4 of these clamps. I’ve had them for a little over a year and up until recently I really liked them. About a month back I was using them and as I tightened them down I noticed that the threads on the clamp were all bottomed out but they weren’t tight. That was funny I thought and then I noticed that the head was coming off of all of them. The flaw on these clamps is that the pads are pressed on and staked with a center punch to hold them in place. That works for a while but eventually the come loose. I’ve had to go and drill holes through the ends and press in 1/8” x 1/2” dowel pins to fix that problem. If you do that plan on buying a few extra drill bits to finish the job the chrome plating on the bar dulls the drill fast and I’ve broken a couple doing the job. Once you get the pins pressed in they work great.
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