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Forum topic by distrbd posted 52 days ago 330 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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distrbd

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52 days ago

I just saw this in our local Kijiji,6 Bessey clamps for $80 ,(~ $70 USD)they look like old style Revo K body clamps but I don’t know for sure:

-- Ken from Ontario


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 52 days ago

Those like like first edition K bodies, and I’d give $70 for them in a heartbeat. They do need a close inspection, that rust on the screw may indicate a past hard life for these boys.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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#2 posted 52 days ago

Thanks Fred,I have never owned K bodies so I don’t know what to look for other than just try them to see if they clamp properly,I hope the rust on the screws is just surface rust but I’ll check it out.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#3 posted 52 days ago

I’ve seen these at Low’s for $35 each.

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#4 posted 52 days ago

I’d go for them…

-- paxorion

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#5 posted 52 days ago

I’m with Fred. If I ever get the chance to buy 6 K bodies for $70 I’m liable t hurt myself getting my wallet out of my pocket.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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distrbd

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#6 posted 52 days ago

Alright,it looks like a good deal to everyone,I just contacted the seller and he’ll bring them to his shop Tomorrow,I hope no one else grabs them before I do.
Thank you all for your comments.

-- Ken from Ontario

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#7 posted 52 days ago

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#8 posted 52 days ago

Well I can tell you I’ve spent close to $300 on all the clearance marked new K Body Bessey’s at Lowes that they are getting rid of and I’ve been paying $17 a K body even on the 40-50” ones they normally sell for around $50 each. I also have these first editions and they work just as good I got mine from a friend whose father passed away that I knew very well and he passed alot of his tools onto me since his son had no interest in them. Just make sure you actually clamp something while your there if there is a crack in the screw or the locking mechanism isn’t staying then they are worthless…if they clamp and hold pressure fine then scoop them up for $70 bucks that’s a steal.

-- Nick, “Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort.” ― Fred Rogers, Be My Neighbor

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