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Forum topic by jtm posted 06-05-2014 02:30 AM 4440 views 0 times favorited 58 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jtm

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06-05-2014 02:30 AM

Most woodworking forums have threads on the Home Depot/Lowes Bessey/Irwin clamp liquidation sales over the past few weeks.

My Lowes and HD still had everything at or close to full retail, so I figured it was just a regional thing.

Well, last week, my Dad called me to tell me he had seen Irwin clamps on clearance at HD. Sure enough, when I went in, there were a few 24” parallel clamps on sale for $20, and a bunch of the medium/heavy duty f-clamps etc… for sale for around $10. I also noticed the father’s day 4-pack of Bessey f-clamps for $20 at the front.

So I grabbed a few clamps:

It cost me around $85, which I thought was a pretty good deal.

Then I went to Lowes tonight on my way home from work to pick up some Kreg screws. Keep in mind that just last week, the “clearance” price on all the Bessey clamps was 10% off at best.

Well apparently that changed. When I looked at the tag, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I grabbed a cart and loaded up.

Guess how much…....

$75

The parallel clamps were insane:
40” – $8
50” – $7 (no idea why it was $1 less)

And all the assorted f-clamps, spring clamps, pipe clamps, strap clamps, 90deg clamps, etc… were all under $5. (most were only $1 or 2).

The funny part is that I almost made a new clamp rack last night. Good thing I didn’t.

Oh – and of course – I forgot the Kreg screws.


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ColonelTravis

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#1 posted 06-05-2014 02:35 AM

Good for you. I found 4 24” F clamps today for about $5 each, but the clamp shelves are pretty bare at every Lowe’s I’ve been to lately. All the parallel clamps have been gobbled up, that’s what I’ve been after.

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Jerry

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 02:37 AM

That really hurts my feelings seeing that :(

Mainly because it was not me hauling that nice haul… Great score!

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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Jerry

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 02:38 AM

Just a quick thought, I don’t know if you gave any thought to sharing. If you did I could PM you my address :)

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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paxorion

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 02:40 AM

Wow, you suck. All of the Lowes in my area sold out and I was only able to get one 50” K Body for $32 =(

-- paxorion

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jtm

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#5 posted 06-05-2014 02:43 AM

Travis.

They had a bunch of the 24” parallel clamps last week, but those were all gone.

I could cut down my 50”’s if I needed to, but I actually could have used them a few weeks ago.

This still only brings my parallel clamp total to 11. I could go through those in 10 minutes.

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 06-05-2014 02:49 AM

Looks like I’ve got an early AM Lowe’s run…. before work &/or they’re gone!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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wseand

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#7 posted 06-05-2014 02:54 AM

I’m with PAX, you suck. No sale as far as I know in my area.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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bigblockyeti

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 03:52 AM

That’s an unbelievable deal on those bessey clamps, I thought I did good this morning getting a 24” and a 36” K-body for $40 for the pair. I’ll be checking out the other store not too far away tomorrow morning.

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William Shelley

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 04:09 AM

It looks like all the clearanced bessey stuff has been removed from the Lowe’s website so I can’t check store inventory… hmm…

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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jonah

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#10 posted 06-05-2014 10:51 AM

I was at Lowes yesterday and forgot to look at the clamps section. Bummer.

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mramseyISU

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#11 posted 06-05-2014 01:27 PM

Holy hell I may need to make a trip to Lowes and HD tonight and see if this is still going on.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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ChefHDAN

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#12 posted 06-05-2014 05:12 PM

JTM You ROCK ~~~ Thanks SO MUCH for the tip, was able to get out and hit 3 Lowes. Found some price differences, but after a bit of finagling, I got them to match on the K-body’s $13 for the 24” and $15 for the 40”! About $150 for everything http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab259/Chefhdan/IMG_06001.jpg!

-- Sssshhhh, I'm pretending to be working

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jtm

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#13 posted 06-05-2014 05:36 PM

Nice.

That’s why I posted here and not on Slickdeals or Fatwallet.

Otherwise you’d have people who have never even picked up a saw buying everything to resell on eBay for a quick few hundred profit.

At least I know everyone here will use them.

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jonah

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#14 posted 06-05-2014 05:37 PM

Ended up stopping by a Lowes and picked up a pile of those hand clamps for $1 each, a drill press vise for $3, and some vise jaws for $1. Also got 4 12” F-style clamps for $2 each.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 06-05-2014 05:42 PM

I bought some a week ago but they were only about 25% off. I guess I need to check and see what they have left and at what price.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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