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Simple but Nice; Though a little over-priced

Simple but Nice; Though a little over-priced

03-25-2013 04:33 PM by scarpenter002 | 6 comments »

Ordered these clamps from Woodcraft to go with my DeWalt TrackSaw for $44.99. Purchased these at a 10% discount in December. Watch for their “10% off all DeWalt” sales to order items like this, as they do not normally go on sale. It was shipped direct from the manufacturer. I have used these with both the TrackSaw and Router adapter. Features:These slide into the bottom of the track and quickly can be engaged or released with one hand. (very similar mechanism to the Quick-...

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Harbor freight clamps

Harbor freight clamps

03-24-2013 04:35 PM by Mark | 16 comments »

I was down in Bellingham on Fri. ( after an hr wait at the boarder) and thought I’d stop and check out Harbor Freight, as I’ve heard so much about it. There was a post by one of the LJ’s that said their clamps were pretty fair. I picked up 3 of the 12” bar clamps and 2 -3/4” pipe clamps. I haven’t tried the pipe clamps as yet but the bar clamps work just fine. At $4.00 ea ya can’t go wrong. I would recommend this product. I also stopped at the...

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Harbor freight F clamps

Harbor freight F clamps

03-10-2013 05:26 AM by shelly_b | 22 comments »

Harbor freight had some clamps on sale, $2.99 for 6in, $4.49 for 18in so I decided at that price I didn’t have anything to lose. I bought 10 6in and a few 18in. I wanted the 20in too but they were on back order. They came in the other day and I am very impressed. I have alot of the bessy F clamps and these actually seem to be heavier duty. They are machined great, look great, and they meet perfectly in center. They look just like the pic http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-bar-clamp-962...

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Move over Bessey Revos?

Move over Bessey Revos?

02-16-2013 08:55 PM by Marcus | 20 comments »

I recently did a quick write up of a couple of Bessey Revo clamps that I had just purchased. I was very pleased and still am with them. In the comments, the Jorgenson Cabinet Master’s seemed pretty popular, so in the back of my mind, I thought I would try them out some day. I rarely go to Woodcraft due to it’s proximity, but I needed a piece of padauk ASAP and my normal lumberyard is closed and the Rockler down the road was sold out. I gave Woodcraft a call and they had some...

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A Bet to Win on this Pedigree of a Horse, please.

A Bet to Win on this Pedigree of a Horse, please.

02-12-2013 05:38 AM by JohnnySplinterfinger | 0 comments »

For those of you who read my last review of the Pony Rapid Acting Band Clamp you’d probably be thinking I was going to be much more skeptical this time around with the same brand, but lo’ for this one I’d call it a winner. Please note in the photo the clips are backwards, but that’s okay because you do that for smaller frames, although given the position of where the clips are I’d say they’re making a huge frame, haha. As with any other frame clamps setu...

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My quick grip clamps are now gathering dust

My quick grip clamps are now gathering dust

02-11-2013 02:47 PM by Marcus | 19 comments »

Well, maybe my quick grip clamps are not gathering dust, but they are definitely not getting used near as much after purchase a few of these. I bought 3 of the 40” versions to supplement other clamps on a very large glue. They quickly became my go to clamps. Unlike my other bessey parallel clamps, these have a nice large rubber handle that make it easy to really twist and lock down on a piece. I’ve yet to have any issues with flexing with them either, but most of the work I ...

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GREAT CLAMP FOR THE MONEY

GREAT CLAMP FOR THE MONEY

02-11-2013 12:17 AM by Straightbowed | 2 comments »

I bought the shop fox clamp in 18 inch just to see what it was and boy was I suprised this is one great clamp a full set cost like 259 and they are well worth the money they have a 4 1/2 inch jaw opening and they are very strong clamps this is the only barclamp I will ever buy again peroid they are very good and priced cheap

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I wouldn't bet any money on this horse at the track...

I wouldn't bet any money on this horse at the track...

02-10-2013 05:18 AM by JohnnySplinterfinger | 5 comments »

I was so excited to try making a picture frame for an old mirror I etched a long time ago… until I got this disaster of a clamp. Pros: Nylon band is an easy to see day-glow orange. Solid easy to grip handle Quick release tabs on either side makes it easy to size the band accordingly Really long band – like 15’ long. A bit large for a 12×12 picture frame, but I’m sure for an odd shaped item it would come in handy. Cons: Has a little notch (for la...

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Extremely Useful Addition To My Bench

Extremely Useful Addition To My Bench

02-08-2013 08:20 PM by BigDawg | 1 comment »

I purchased a set a few months ago, so I figured I’d post a quick review. Hope it helps others decide if these are for them. Initially, I honestly thought I wouldn’t like these. My first impression was that they seemed cool in a gadgety sort of way, but that they might be one of those things that fixes a problem that doesn’t exist. Boy was I wrong! The little plates that go under the holes are really easy to install and readily flip out of the way when needed. The fit of these...

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Irwin Passive Lock Bar Clamp

Irwin Passive Lock Bar Clamp

02-04-2013 12:00 AM by Purrmaster | 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 ...

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