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09-07-2017 10:38 AM

I can find 3/4” but not the 1/2” pipe clamps needed for the John White New Fangled Workbench. Anyone know of a source for these?


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#1 posted 09-07-2017 02:22 PM

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 02:31 PM

Thanks Tony. Comically that’s a Yahoo link and not a Google one, but I digress.

I should have clarified that I was looking for the Jorgensen ones that are widely available in 3/4” but not in 1/2”

Are the Bessey and Irwin clamps equivalent in quality?

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 02:58 PM

I have the 3/4” Bessey pipe clamps and they are good quality clamps. Not sure how they compare to the Jorgensens but it seems that the Besseys would work for your application as well as any. Not sure about the Irwins either as I haven’t used them.

Pony also makes 1/2” pipe clamps that can be had at HD for a reasonable price. The crank handle on those leaves a bit to be desired, however.

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#4 posted 09-07-2017 03:00 PM

well I think Jorgensen went out of business yes bessey clamps are much better IMO :<))
although are these what your lookin for : http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pony-1-2-in-Pipe-Fixture-52-2PK/100184598

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#5 posted 09-07-2017 03:16 PM

The 3/4” Bessey clamps are readily available at HD and usually at a better price than online. Never have seen the 1/2” clamps.

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#6 posted 09-07-2017 03:49 PM

Thanks. The Home Depot listing is not really actionable—they have none in stock and none that can be ordered online.

Appreciate the recommendations on the Bessey clamps—I’ll go with those. The 1/2” H-clamps are readily available; the lower profile ones are less so. Need to see if the H-clamps will work with the plans for the bench top….

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#7 posted 09-07-2017 03:53 PM

Amazon is also you’re friend.

https://www.amazon.com/Bessey-BPC-H12-2-Inch-Style-Pipe/dp/B0012YOC0W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1504799500&sr=8-4&keywords=1%2F2%22+pipe+clamp

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#8 posted 09-07-2017 03:55 PM

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#9 posted 09-07-2017 04:00 PM

There are also all kinds of choices on eBay.

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#10 posted 09-07-2017 08:20 PM

I have a bunch of the old Pony 1/2 inch pipe clamps, and couldn’t find any more so I bought 1/2 inch Bessey at HD. I can say the Bessey clamps work as well as the Pony.

I’m not sure how the cast handle is going to last on the Bessey clamps, but so far, no problems.

The reports I have read on the Irwin clamps have stated the stationary side slips on the pipe, so they will not tighten to provide clamping pressure. This is what I have read, no first hand experience.

I do like the legs on the Bessey clamps. You can tighten these without having them turn on you.

Mark

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