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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 08-31-2014 08:57 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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08-31-2014 08:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bessey clamps

When on sale I bought several of these clamps because they were so cheap but I have never seen them before. How might they be used? Pictures would help. larry

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2005572/28405/Bessey-12-Double-headed-F-style-Bar-Clamp.aspx

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 10:12 PM

The same way you normally use an F clamp, they just let you distribute the pressure over a wider area.

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 12:51 PM

Interesting, I thought maybe they were for a special use like clamping a top to a cabinet box. I guess they will be of more use than I thought. Thanks…larry

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 01:16 PM

Yeah, I skipped over those when they were on sale at lowes. I didn’t want them because you always have to have them oriented one way since the two jaws don’t directly oppose the other end. Still a useful clamp though.

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