Auto adjusting toggle clamp worth the extra dollars?

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Forum topic by jimmy J posted 03-26-2017 04:14 PM 1066 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2017 04:14 PM

I don’t have any toggle clamps, and find myself in need of a couple. I see the basic ones for $5 or so from harbor freight and elsewhere.

I also see “auto adjusting” toggle clamps, which run about $25 a piece. Worth while, or complete waste?

Also, the medium-size clamps from Bessy / Armor say they fit up to 13/16” , whick seems rather small. The large fits ~2”. Thoughts?

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#1 posted 03-26-2017 07:25 PM

I would definitely use those on a jig that was intended to hold different thicknesses of boards. The regular clamps take some fidgeting to get right, and I wouldn’t want to have to adjust them frequently, particularly if there are several clamps on the jig.

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