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Forum topic by GaryK posted 12-11-2009 04:54 AM 7556 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2009 04:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clamp irwin quick grip

I was just at Lowes this evening and they had their about once a year special on their Quick Grip clamps 4 for $20.

I remember mentioning this somewhere on this site and someone thought I was making a mistake. They are usually 2 for $20. These are great single hand clamps for light clamping jobs.

You can find out more about them HERE.

I have I think 20 of them and I use them more than any other. I have them clamped everywhere I work. Near my workbench, table saw, bandsaw and even some one my clamp rack. There are at least 2 or 3 within reach for when I need that third hand.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX


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#1 posted 12-11-2009 05:00 AM

I have two sets of these. The first set is almost wore out if you can wear them out. Seriously. I use them all the time. Maybe it’s because I’m more of a beginner, but I reach for them for several purposes. I use them with the workbench to clamp a stop to the bench….to hold a board while I use the belt sander on it to clean it up before I joint or plane it (Use a lot of reclaimed lumber). I like them. They’ve been really handy on several occasions.

KS

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 05:04 AM

Thats a good deal Gary but I only buy the Irwin XPs they are much stronger but they cost more too.

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 05:10 AM

very handy clamps. I use them for everything that requires quick grip, and quick release (jigs mostly). they also have the bigger one (not the mini) for 2 for $20 – those you can also rotate and use as a spreader.

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 05:21 AM

I have them too 12’’ 24’’ and 36’’ even have the mini 4’’ ones very handy.

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 05:38 AM

I love them. Use them for most everything. Jim makes a good point, some things they might lack strength for, then I just use a c clamp instead. Like when I clamp my heavy dovetail jig to the bench, I use a C clamp. PurpLev, I seen those larger ones 2 for 20.00. That would be a great deal, I hope to get some of those for the added power/strength.

Oh yeah, those things can grow legs.

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 05:39 AM

I have a general question about these clamps. I have 15 or 16? of them and use them a lot. Some seem to be slipping when tightened. Any thought on what I can do? I would pick up some more if I can fix this.

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#7 posted 12-11-2009 07:32 AM

I’ve had a set for a few years, and they’ve worked really well. I’ve also reversed them and used them as spreaders on occasion.

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#8 posted 12-11-2009 07:49 AM

Robert the standard Irwin are not as strong as the XP version, Ive stopped using the mini and standard Irwin and now only buy The XP . There has been a recent review on the XP that shows a photo of them they have larger bodies and hold a lot better a lot better.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/114

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#9 posted 12-11-2009 08:05 AM

Menards seems to have Irwin sales quite often too, a couple times I’ve seen a flat 25% off, and last time I stopped in I picked up a 6” 4-pack, and a pack with two 12”, two 6”, two 4” micros, and a pair of 2” spring clamps, both packs were only $15

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#10 posted 12-11-2009 08:39 AM

Between Lowes and Home Despot, there are actually sales on these pretty regularly but unpredictably as to which size. I’ve been stocking up.

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#11 posted 12-11-2009 08:42 AM

Hehe “Home Despot”
I see what you did there.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#12 posted 12-11-2009 08:55 AM

can’t have to many clamps…... can you?

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#13 posted 12-11-2009 09:37 AM

I only have one set of these clamps. Sure they are very handy.

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#14 posted 12-11-2009 04:02 PM

I have both the quick clamp & the XP.
The XP’s are ten times better, but a little more dough.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#15 posted 12-11-2009 04:21 PM

Thanks for your post Gary Eric, can you tell me why you like the Xp?
i have never used the XP
Occie

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