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Forum topic by JohnStevens posted 11-26-2015 08:43 AM 1490 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2015 08:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clamps woodcraft question

Has anyone else seen their flier this month for black friday?? I just got mine and noticed that WC is selling Jet clamps for half price. Has anyone used the jet parallel clamps before? Before I go stand in line on Friday morning and dump a bunch of money on clamps, does anyone know how they compare to Bessey? Or Jorgenson? Or?

As they always say, I can’t have too many clamps!! (especially at half price)

-- "I'll show you my tenon if you show me your mortise!"


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#1 posted 11-26-2015 10:35 AM

I may be wrong, since the memory is not what is used to be; but I think Marc S. aka The Wood Whisperer uses Jet parallel clamps exclusively. Me? I have a lot of Bessey parallels and Jorgenson pipe clamps FWIW. I have heard good things about the Jets, but just never bought any. IMHO, at 1/2 price, if you need some parallels; you can’t very well go wrong with the Jet clamps. I have not seen the flier, but if I needed them, I would jump on it, line or no line.

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 11:26 AM

I have both Besseys and Jet. I like the Jets better because of the lever release and the better handles.

Got me some last year and planning on getting some again.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 12:38 PM

I love my jets. I’m buying some more this year.

-- -Dan

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#4 posted 11-26-2015 12:56 PM

Jets are my favorite. Amazon’s sale just started, so I ordered.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 11-26-2015 02:22 PM

Hey Charles, you got a link to the amazon sale. I found the jets there but no big discount.

Thanks Dave

-- missouri, dave

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#6 posted 11-26-2015 03:04 PM

the Jets from Woodcraft appear to be already on sale. Others, not.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BF3B7I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 11-26-2015 03:19 PM

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 04:00 PM

I own both Jets and Bessey’s and I like them both for different reasons. The Jets don’t require fiddling with the handle to get the angle right to engage the teeth where the Bessey’s are easier to adjust out and end especially one handed. Both are really good clamps power wise and the differences are really not that big of a deal for me. When I need new clamps I go with the ones that are cheaper at the time so this time of year I think the Jet’s are a great deal if you can get them half off. I picked up 2 more at my local Woodcraft a few weeks ago when they put a bunch out at half off and am thinking of swinging by tomorrow and see if they have anymore but my clamp rack is currently full so if I did buy more I would need to build a bigger rack.

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#9 posted 11-26-2015 04:47 PM

Not a bad price. Wood craft puts the GROZ 4 pack on sale every now and then for 99$. So thats not bad. No such thing as too many clamps.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#10 posted 11-26-2015 05:47 PM

Aren’t Jet and Harbor Freight the same thing – made in China?

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#11 posted 11-26-2015 05:56 PM

Thanks Folks! Looks like I’m going to bundle up and wait in line tomorrow morning to get me some clamps!!

(Jimbo4. I don’t think so. Jet makes everything in Taiwan at their factories. HF gets things wherever it comes in the cheapest… I’ve gone down the HF clamp path before. Never touching those again. Thus looking to buy more!)

-- "I'll show you my tenon if you show me your mortise!"

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#12 posted 11-26-2015 06:07 PM

Ha! I just noticed the Amazon clamps are being sold by WC! Just tried to get some there, but the shipping was too much (not a prime member). Guess I’m headed to the Columbus store in the AM.

-- "I'll show you my tenon if you show me your mortise!"

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#13 posted 11-26-2015 10:53 PM

I ordered 2-12” and 2-24” Jet parallel clamps from WC’s site. Shipping is only $5 on my order. I’d like to order more, but not a lot of spare cash this year.

BJ

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