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Forum topic by TomHintz posted 04-24-2009 08:47 AM 982 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2009 08:47 AM

Bessey will be bringing a new clamp to the market in August (2009) and they were kind enough to give my site an exclusive “first look”. I have produced a review with lots of exclusive photos and a video of this new clamp that shows the innovative features Bessey will add to this segment of the clamp market.

http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/besyezsrvu.html

-- Tom Hintz, www.newwoodworker.com


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#1 posted 04-24-2009 09:30 PM

Not impressed. When I started woodworking I bought a number of Quick Grip clamps and didn’t like them. Not enough clamping pressure compared to pipe clamps, Bessey Tradesman and K Body clamps, which are my clamps of choice. Just another manufacture making the same thing, I’m kind of surprised Bessey even bothered. I do agree the mechanism looks better, but it’s still the same old thing. And 440 is better then 300 but it’s still not as much as the Tradesman medium and heavy duty models.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 04-24-2009 09:39 PM

I don’t thinik anybody is considering a clamp like the EZS as a replacement for a bar or pipe clamp. Everybody I know uses these one hand clamps for smaller jobs where bar or pipe clamps are too cumbersome. I also use these clamps for clamping things to the bench or clamping small parts to bigger projects.

-- Tom Hintz, www.newwoodworker.com

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#3 posted 04-24-2009 10:15 PM

I use 6” Bessey Medium Tadesman’s for smaller jobs. Or 12” or spring clamps if it’s really small. The only advantage I see to these style clamps is you can operate them one handed, but I really don’t find myself in even that situation. If I have a difficult glue up since I don’t have three hands, I’ll put a clamp on loosely to semi-position the board while I then adjust the board and put the rest of the clamps on. Or I use a brad nailer then clamp it. Given the choice buying one of this style or a Tradesman, I’ll always opt for the Tradesman every time. I almost view these as a gimmick, one of those things that they want to convince you you really really need. Like who was it, B&D’s motorized clamp. But that’s just my opinion.

And clamping to the bench, again, Bessey Tradesman.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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