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Forum topic by gargey posted 05-31-2018 01:56 PM 1027 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gargey

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05-31-2018 01:56 PM

Hey,

My HD has stopped carrying Bessey clamps and only carries DeWalt home constuction style clamps now.

They had a decent selection of Bessey sizes and capacities previously.

You guys seeing the same thing? I’m in Houston.

They’ve also downsized their selection of Spax (and other) screws as well.

Pretty annoying. Not really interested in DeWalt or Rockler clamps.


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RobHannon

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#1 posted 05-31-2018 02:05 PM

The Bessey clamp reduction has been reported in a lot of areas, but first I am hearing on Spax. I hope that is not going to be widespread. The Spax and GRK screws are my goto ones at my HD. Have not had great luck with the cardboard boxed screws.

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gargey

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#2 posted 05-31-2018 02:52 PM

For screws, they still carry an OK selection but definitely much less than they had a year ago. Fewer spax options and got rid of GRK I think. Must have been unhappy with inventory numbers.

Sucks on the clamps.

Sucks to pay shipping on heavy items like clamps too.

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adr906

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#3 posted 05-31-2018 04:04 PM

My local Ace Hardware sells Bessey clamps. If you have an Ace nearby you may want to check it out.

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socrbent

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#4 posted 06-01-2018 12:55 AM

Noticed that the HD in Springfield OH had both Bessey and Dewalt clamps yesterday.

-- socrbent Ohio

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ColonelTravis

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#5 posted 06-01-2018 03:08 AM

I’m up from you in DFW and they still have Bessey here and (the best part!) they are still Bessey prices.

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gargey

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#6 posted 06-01-2018 12:05 PM

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll check for an Ace.

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ScottM

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#7 posted 06-01-2018 12:09 PM

It’s hit or miss here in AL. One store doesn’t sell them any more and the other only carries the 50”. Used to be 50 and 24 but not anymore. The past couple of times the rack for them has been empty but HD assures me that they are still being sold. Pretty much the best prices for them that I have seen. $39.97 for the 50” and you can get the 24” for $34.97 on line at HD.

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Andre

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#8 posted 06-01-2018 12:34 PM

Here in the north, picked up some last year, never any larger sizes! Disappointed in the quality, find a lot of slippage on the 6” ones? Anyone know of a fix?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 06-01-2018 03:03 PM

I can still get them here in PA.:<))


Here in the north, picked up some last year, never any larger sizes! Disappointed in the quality, find a lot of slippage on the 6” ones? Anyone know of a fix?

- Andre


https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrE1yCDXxFbniwALCZXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=how+to+keep+f+clamps+from+slipping&fr=yfp-t#id=1&vid=807ec84d1e7cfd460f7cbd873230bb99&action=view
try this Andre :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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EarlS

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#10 posted 06-01-2018 03:51 PM

I noticed that the local HD in our small IA town has DeWalt and not Bessey Revo sized clamps but they still have the F-style Bessey clamps.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Andre

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#11 posted 06-01-2018 04:39 PM

Thanks Tony, I was thinking about just running a saw file over the groves? With my great memory by the time I finish the glue up with a different clamp I’ve forgotten which clamp it was or just plain forget the slippage?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#12 posted 06-01-2018 04:57 PM

I never bought Bessey or any other clamps at a Home Depot. always bought them online at a lower price with free shipping

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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NeophyteGrant

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#13 posted 06-02-2018 01:00 AM

Order them online for reduced price and have them shipped for free over a certain amount. They’re liquidating. I’m in Chicago and drove around to 7 stores (I have a bunch of them close) and got 1 or 2 parallel clamps a pop.

-- Bucktown, Chicago, IL

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crank49

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#14 posted 06-02-2018 06:56 PM

Since HD dropped Jorgensen clamps I stopped looking there for clamps. I hate to shop there for anything really. I drive 75 miles to go to Lowes occasionally because they sell better quality tools and have a much better selection. HD just seems to be helbent on cheaping out every thing they sell.

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Andre

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#15 posted 06-06-2018 03:09 AM



I can still get them here in PA.:<))

Here in the north, picked up some last year, never any larger sizes! Disappointed in the quality, find a lot of slippage on the 6” ones? Anyone know of a fix?

- Andre

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrE1yCDXxFbniwALCZXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=how+to+keep+f+clamps+from+slipping&fr=yfp-t#id=1&vid=807ec84d1e7cfd460f7cbd873230bb99&action=view
try this Andre :<))

- GR8HUNTER

My bad, just got back from short camping trip, ran the file over the slipping clamps and problem solved!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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