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Forum topic by seriousturtle posted 842 days ago 972 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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seriousturtle

93 posts in 1935 days


842 days ago

I want to get me a few of these and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them yet? Thanks

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69348&cat=1,43838

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69157&cat=1,43838

-- ~the turtle


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MrRon

2731 posts in 1848 days


#1 posted 842 days ago

Save your money. A block of scrap wood substitutes for the “step over” attachment with my old Jorgensen bar clamps. I don’t know about you, but money is tight these days. I try to make do with what I already have.

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Loren

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#2 posted 842 days ago

Don’t expect clamps in either style to exert a lot of pressure,
but for position clamping and the sort of sensitive angular
clamping involved in furniture repair and instrument making,
those clamps will be useful.

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joebloe

157 posts in 898 days


#3 posted 842 days ago

check out these clamps,In my opinion these are stronger,and heavier duty and about the same price . http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25429&site=ROCKLER

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seriousturtle

93 posts in 1935 days


#4 posted 842 days ago

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping that the gimmick would be worthwhile. Guess not.

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 842 days ago

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/clamps/12-inch-bar-clamp-96214.html

get the blue handle clamps for 4.99, fellow LJers like them.

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Loren

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#6 posted 842 days ago

Oh – I would totally find use for a pair of each. The bar clamp
ones might serve in many of the same situations a luthier
clamp comes in handy for with the added benefit of being easier
to operate one-handed.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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MichaelR

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#7 posted 842 days ago

Those EZ Grips in your first link look an awful lot like the KliKlamps but at half the price Amazon sells them for. I’ve got about ten of those KliKlamps and use them all the time from glue ups to holding my grinder down to it’s table. If the LVs work as well as the KliKlamps they are worth having a few in the shop, IMO.

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