Where did all the Jorgensen clamps go?

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Forum topic by Sawdustmaker posted 11-04-2014 04:31 PM 1246 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2014 04:31 PM

I used to purchase a Jorgensen clamp or two when they were carried at Home depot. After going there a couple months ago I noticed they were no longer on the shelves so I recently did a search and found them on eBay. The heavy duty Jorgensen clamps were listed as new and cost less than half of Home Depot. In the description it states that “these are brand new clamps from the very boxes that Home depot sent them to us in” . The company Cripe Distributing, bought them in bulk and are now selling them for much less than the original prices listed. I bought a number of the 24inch clamps and then saw the 36 inch clamps as well. I bought some of those too and then realized they give you a break on the shipping when you combine orders so I cancelled both orders and reordered them together saving more on shipping and also getting an added 10% discount for buying a larger order. If you use these clamps and need more (like most woodworkers always do) get them now before they sell out.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 04:37 PM

My home depot still sells Jorgenson clamps.

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#2 posted 11-04-2014 04:39 PM

Menards puts them on sale about 3 times a year. Usually when the have the “USA Sale.” You can pick up a pair of 24” and a pair of 36” for less than $100. That’s how I have been building my collection.

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 04:44 PM

I assume you’re talking about the parallel clamps, right?

How many did you have to buy in order to get the 10% off? I put 200 in my shopping cart and still didn’t see a discount. Did you use a coupon code?

Also the shipping looks pretty steep, at $46.79 for 4 or $79.50 for 8. Still a little cheaper than Amazon’s regular price, but I think I’ll hold out a little longer. Thanks for posting the deal though.

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 05:12 PM

Some of the outlet stores (one named “Ollie’s” around here) had a pile of the HD jorgy’s they were selling at good prices. As I understand it, HD dropped them to carry another brand (don’t know who) and theysold off the inventory to several of the outfits that buy and resell such things.

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#5 posted 11-04-2014 06:03 PM

If you have Amazon Prime, they go on sale every now and then too. I picked up two 48” and two 36” parallel clamps a couple weeks ago for just over $100.

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#6 posted 11-04-2014 08:31 PM

From my big box sleuthing, the clamp brands at HD are region-based. A lot of the North East stores now have mainly Jorgensen, Bessey, and Dewalt clamps (and a few Milwaukee brand clamps). That may chance as the Jorgensens are cleared out.

-- paxorion

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 08:52 AM

Grizzly has the F clamps and I beam clamps on sale. In the Christmas catalog. Website will have the sale prices too. I built a clamp rack, and now it’s full, but I could use a few more clamps. I like a combination of clamps, each type has their uses.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#8 posted 11-05-2014 02:05 PM

You can NEVER have enough clamps !

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