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2251 days ago

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Hello , has anyone else heard of this possiblity ??? I read WOODCRAFT’S ad today and called them to ask what they meant by “last chance to get the original K BODY clamps” . I was told that in addition to some other changes , BESSEY is replacing the wood handle with a plastic one . No idea what the other changes might be.

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#1 posted 2251 days ago

I guess it would depend on if the planned changes are improvements or not.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2251 days ago

they should take a lesson from Jet. I am not a Jet fan, but their parallel clamps are better than the Bessey’s in several ways. Having a brake keeping the jaws from slamming shut is great. Lets ee if the folks at Bessey do better with the new ones

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#3 posted 2250 days ago

Is the bottom half of this website the new aspect. I don’t have them, so maybe the spread option is actually old.

http://www.besseytools.com/products/wood/KBody.php

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#4 posted 2250 days ago

Yes it does appear to have the new features.

K Body Clamps are now fitted with a swivel foot pad that serves a dual function. It is removable which allows a woodworker to reverse the lower K Body jaw for use as a spreader. It also functions as a levelling foot to keep the K Body rail parallel to the work surface. As an added benefit it serves as a hanger on a woodshop peg hook.

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#5 posted 2250 days ago

Wonder what this will do to costs on the new and old models. I’d love to get some old ones at clearance prices, but i think the 25% off at woodcraft is about as good as it will get.

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#6 posted 2250 days ago

I bought several Woodcraft brand clamps that are actually Besseys, at a price significantly lower than original Besseys.

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#7 posted 2250 days ago

for some reason i think i might have a newer version. they are sumo-grip ones by bessey and they have the rubber handle and i like it a lot. i don’t know about any new changes though.

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#8 posted 2250 days ago

They need to compete with Jet. I bet they’ll make similar changes.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/

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