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Review by kosta posted 05-19-2009 02:49 AM 3144 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yo whats up everybody I was at lowes today getting another toolbox for all my stuff and I saw this double headed c clamp. Now i was like what the hell is that but if you think about it you can clamp 2 seperate pices of wood to your bench with 1 clamp. Now this is a 12 in c clamp and it cost me like $10 so I was like well jet beat bessy out with the paraell bar clamps so this is there way of coming back and it is really a good idea. The jaws are padded so they wont screw up the wood or what ever you are holding. This is the strongest c clamp that I have ever used and bessey knows what the hell there doing on this one.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/




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#1 posted 05-19-2009 02:54 AM

new clamp? kinda hard to see.

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#2 posted 05-19-2009 03:03 AM

ok hold on im gonna get new pics

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#3 posted 05-19-2009 03:11 AM

ok try this

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#4 posted 05-19-2009 03:28 AM

actually, Jet came out with those clamps a few months ago… Rockler was introducing them at a really attractive prices – I ended up choosing the regular clamps. just seemed a bit more versatile when it comes to clamping cabinets and panels since you can use the regular clamps on corners as well, and the double heads won’t work there.

nice idea about clamping 2 things to the workbench at once…. although, I usually work on 1 piece at a time.

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#5 posted 05-19-2009 03:38 AM

purplev have I made one post where you havent critiz me lol I didnt know that actually

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#6 posted 05-19-2009 04:34 AM

I actually haven’t criticized you on any of your posts- YET… lol . but I’m sorry to read that you think I have.

the purpose of reviews is to answer questions for people that are interested in a certain item. in this case – double headed clamps – you stated that Bessey is selling those as a “come back” to “kick Jet’s a$$” ... I simply added , that Jet also has those available – if anyone is in the market, they’ll know they have choices to pick from, and not only bessey. not really criticizing you… actually, it didn’t even have anything to do with you at all. just adding more info for the next person that will read this review, and might benefit from the added info.

peace.

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#7 posted 05-19-2009 04:36 AM

Were those Jet’s at Rockler? I saw that too and thought they were Bessey.

Clamping 2 things to the bench at once? I doeknow that needs a special clamp. I might be so inclined as to use two clamps.

My main concern with those clamps when I first saw them was if you’re using one to glue and clamp two boards together, say face to face, and you over tighten them, I would think you might land up with a hump. Especially thin stock because the clamping pressure is between the two pads. Not going to spend $10 to find out though.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#8 posted 05-19-2009 04:53 AM

purplev I mean you always bring a differnt oppinion then what I said which is fin because if im wrong I want to know that way I dont look like a dumbass

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 05-19-2009 04:55 AM

and curt I havent been to a rockler in like 2 years and what I was saying was that you get more pressure on the board by having a double head. You can push 2 picecs together say if you wanted to flatten the faces without having to get another clamp.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 05-19-2009 04:56 AM

I can’t see by your present pictures , but the JET doubleheaded clamps are not “C” clamps . Are you sure the Besseys are actually “C” clamps ?
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21397&filter=JET%20clamps

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=211023-52800-DHBC-24&lpage=none

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#11 posted 05-19-2009 05:17 AM

No im sure its a c clamp that is like a f style clamp but its a y this is a c

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 05-19-2009 05:18 AM

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#13 posted 05-19-2009 05:23 AM

Ok , I just couldn’t find any 12” of this style . What is the Lowes item number for your 12” model ?

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#14 posted 05-19-2009 10:18 AM

kosta, good point I hadn’t thought of that but still, I’d be concerned that maybe you aren’t flattening the board, you’re making the other board conform to the non-flat board. But I’m thinking along the lines of clamping two boards together not using it to clamp two boards down to a flat, rigid surface that is not going to conform or flex. That I can see and agree, would work well.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#15 posted 05-19-2009 05:26 PM

I dont know dusty because it was just like 5 of them there like not even in a box

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