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Forum topic by Medickep posted 12-27-2013 09:13 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2013 09:13 PM

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What’s the best clamp for an affordable and reliable 90 degree joint? I’ve been looking at the Bessey clamps, kreg as well as the woodpeckers. I can find reviews of people who love and hate all of them?

I have some of the light weight ones which have two adjusters, but they don’t seem to stay in place, especially with pocket holes!

Any thoughts?

Just don’t want to waste my hard earned Christmas gift cards on junk!

-- Keith

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 09:35 PM

You talking parallel clamps?

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 09:41 PM

IMHO Bessey is constantly good don’t buy the identical Chinese copies they fall apart I bought six and everyone failed on me bessey is always good for life. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 09:45 PM

Bessey Variable Angle Strap Clamp,

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 10:07 PM


I was talking about clamping two boards (various sizes) on a 90 and staying that way. I have few clamps and I’m looking to get more!


Are the cheaper ones sold at rockler or amazon? I’ve seen these at both places for about the same price. 28.00 dollars or so. They were on sale from 47.


I would like to get one of those some day too!

-- Keith

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 10:11 PM

I have the bessy and like it. It allows ends to go through to clamp not just 90 outside corners but other 90 degree joints.

-- Who is John Galt?

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