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Forum topic by Dabcan posted 09-27-2012 09:27 PM 2815 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dabcan

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09-27-2012 09:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bar clamp aluminum samona ottawa

Does anyone know where I could buy some aluminum bar clamps, 48” preferably? I’m in Ottawa Canada and would prefer to buy them from a local store but no one seems to sell them. leevalley used to sell them but not anymore. I bought a bunch several years ago from Totem, but they are only in Western Canada, and even though they are owned by Rona, they seem to carry different products.

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 12:45 AM

By ‘Bar Clamp’ do you mean the type that is constructed around an extruded square aluminum tube, with indents every inch or so to engage the tail? Or is there another type of aluminum bar clamp that you are looking for?

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 12:52 AM

The one with the dents. Sorry I tried to add a picture to the original post but it didn’t work. Here is a link to a picture:

http://www.samona.com/site/displayimage.php?image=50240_V1_CT.jpg

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 01:00 AM

I have several of these and some are 4’ long.
Got them all at Harbor Freight in USA.
They were on sale and very inexpensive.
Good luck.

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 01:07 AM

Yep, I have seen them on their website, unfortunately need something closer to home than that.

Thanks.

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 02:14 AM

these are online but a very attractive price.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=31735&site=ROCKLER

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 09:25 PM

Is there a Princess Auto in your area? They sometimes have genuine Pony/Jorgensen clamps as you described. sometimes even on sale! Don’t buy cheep ones. Anyway they’re not as versatile as 3/4” pipe clamps, because they flex a lot. Okay if you are doing face frames or carcases, not good if you are laminating solid wood panels or table-tops.

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#7 posted 09-28-2012 11:13 PM

In my area, both Lowe’s and Home Depot carry them. If you have either store in your area, you can try those. And I know that Lowe’s can special order them if they don’t stock them.

If I recall correctly, Home Depot carries the Jorgenson brand and Lowe’s carries the Irwin brand aluminum bar clamps.

Cheers!

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#8 posted 09-28-2012 11:39 PM

I’ll check lowes and HD, but their websites don’t show them as having them. I think they stock different stuff north and south of the border.

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#9 posted 09-29-2012 02:06 AM

I bought 39 of those 48” Jorgensen/Pony clamps on CL for $140! They are great clamps and I would highly recommend them. I don’t see any alum bar clamps at our Lowes or HD.

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#10 posted 09-29-2012 07:19 PM

Dabcan: Drive over to Princess Auto, 1111 Ages dr. in Ottawa, and get some Jorgensen aluminum bar clamps. Case closed.

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#11 posted 09-29-2012 07:45 PM

after spending $$$ on Besseys et al, I mostly reach for the Pony pipers.

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