|Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake||posted 912 days ago||1147 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
912 days ago
I was in Mardens today. Mardens is one of those buy up bankruptcy store goods or water damage goods. I cruise the isles every few weeks to see if there is anything I can use. I see some clamps. The brand is Bessey. They are the economy 12” clutch style bar clamp. The 36” ones are $11.95 and the 8” one is $6.95. Not bad, Mardens usually discounts 20-30% from the original store price tag that was on it when they get them. I see a box of 12” has twenty two of them and each one is marked 99 cents. Somebody made a mistake! I grabbed all of them. Twenty two clamps for $22. I see that at Amazon they have them for about $8-$14 plus shipping in most cases. If I had ordered them it would have come to $160-$280 or so.
I’m so glad to have these as when I buy clamps I usually purchase at least 24” to get more usage for the buck. But clamps that long are often awkward to use for smaller glue ups.
It was a good day today!
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.