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daddywoofdawg

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12-08-2015 05:42 AM

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Has anyone bought one of these lately? Bessey PC-12 1/2-Inch Pipe Clamp Fixture ,I want to buy some more,but reading some reviews, they have the wire handles now,but the websites show the crank handles which is what I want. Anyone know which type they have now?
wire handle

crank handle


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#1 posted 12-08-2015 02:46 PM

The pipe clamps I have. The 1/2” clamps have the wire handle. The 3/4 clamps have the crank handle.
Mine aren’t Bessey but I believe they’re all made in the same factory.
Mine are probably 20 years old and no problem. the wire handle actually works better in close because you can slide it back and forth for clearance.

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#2 posted 12-08-2015 04:27 PM

I have bought the 3/4 pipe ones and like them. The lowes store brand, I dont like them much. Go with the 3/4 as it preforms better when you get your crank on.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 04:40 PM



The pipe clamps I have. The 1/2” clamps have the wire handle. The 3/4 clamps have the crank handle.
Mine aren t Bessey but I believe they re all made in the same factory.
Mine are probably 20 years old and no problem. the wire handle actually works better in close because you can slide it back and forth for clearance.

- johnstoneb


Same here…1/2” is wire handle and 3/4” is crank. If used for glue-ups, the wire should get tight enough.

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daddywoofdawg

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 05:07 PM

It’s just have with my disability to crank a wire type.I have some HF but they slip, and the pony’s show the crank for the 1/2”. I don’t understand why they can’t take a photo of the product they are selling. So i guess i have to decide if I want wire or move up to 3/4”

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#5 posted 12-08-2015 05:11 PM

These are the H style pipe clamps I use. The 1/2” and 3/4” both have the same type of crank. The 1/2” clamps are plenty strong up to 48”, and they have the added benefit of adequate knuckle clearance. They are a solid clamp, and have held up well for me over the years. I use them for all of my panel glueups. Parallel clamps may have some advantages for carcase assemblies (like longer jaws for a deeper reach), but I actually prefer the H style clamps for panel glueups.

http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-BPC-H12-2-Inch-Style-Pipe/dp/B0012YOC0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449594432&sr=8-2&keywords=bessey+h+clamps

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#6 posted 12-08-2015 05:31 PM



These are the H style pipe clamps I use. The 1/2” and 3/4” both have the same type of crank. The 1/2” clamps are plenty strong up to 48”, and they have the added benefit of adequate knuckle clearance. They are a solid clamp, and have held up well for me over the years. I use them for all of my panel glueups. Parallel clamps may have some advantages for carcase assemblies (like longer jaws for a deeper reach), but I actually prefer the H style clamps for panel glueups.

http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-BPC-H12-2-Inch-Style-Pipe/dp/B0012YOC0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449594432&sr=8-2&keywords=bessey+h+clamps

- pintodeluxe

These are awesome. At 15$ a pair I pick up a set once a month. They are made extremely well stand on there own and I use the hooks to hang them on the wall. I don’t even use my poney’s anymore. Can’t say enough good things about them.

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

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