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Blog entry by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 08-30-2009 05:21 AM 1062 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 2 Wolfcraft corner clamps listed at $22.99 but I got them for $18.49 each and I have been satisfied with their performance. Today I ventured into HF (Shhhh some Pros might hear) and saw the same clamps for $6.95 each. The differnce seems to be no Wolfcraft Logo. See for yourself. I bought 2.
Pocket book clamp
Pocket book clamp

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.



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tomd

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#1 posted 08-30-2009 06:26 AM

I’m willing to bet that they both came out of the same factory.

-- Tom D

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Jimi_C

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#2 posted 08-30-2009 08:07 AM

Their website has these at $9.99, so you got an even better deal.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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akdale

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#3 posted 08-30-2009 09:28 AM

It’s all made in China. Which in some cases is not bad. Quality anyway. Still try and by US when I can.

-- Phil 4:13------Our family motto

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 08-30-2009 09:53 AM

Jimi_C : HF had it advertised in one of their mailed catalogs at $6.95 and if you take the ad in with you they will sell at the ad price – worth knowing.
akdale : I wish there were more “made in USA” products but the reality is almost nothing is made here except military hardware – which is not on my buy list. All we have now is middlemen, insurance companies, money lenders, speculators and ambulance chasers who do not in any way manufacture any usable product in the USA – this is what they call business today. America, let us make the goods that made us great AGAIN.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Vicki

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#5 posted 08-30-2009 05:41 PM

I have these clamps and love them. They do the job just fine. I agree with the ‘buy in USA’ thinking, when there is something that was actually made here. I do not agree with the HF bashing mind set. They serve a great purpose for many reasons: tight budget, trying out new tools before spending hundreds of dollars, great for all the little shop accesories and brushes, etc., great prices on some power tools that work as great as name brand tools. You just need to shop carefully at HF and really look at the item. There are tools that I wouldn’t want to buy there, but I have their bench top belt sander/disk sander and it works fantastic, I have a little trim router that does the trick for as much as I need it. If I ran a shop where I was building fine furniture I would have all expensive name brands, but I’m just a home/hobby worker with a limited budget like most of us. Sorry for the rant.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 08-30-2009 06:00 PM

I have some c clamps maid by wolfcraft there light and strong but can not find them any longer I think I bought mine at Costco

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#7 posted 08-30-2009 10:03 PM

Vicki,
The great thing about LJ’s is that the membership covers the whole skill and business levels in woodworking.
Some have a business with employees, some are speciality shops while others are semi pros, serious or casual hobbyists and some doing it for interest and therapy. Thus the class of wookworker you are will control your pocketbook and you “cut the clothing according to the cloth”, bearing in mind how much precision and longivity you expect for the money. HF is a really good place to find auxilliary and consumable items for all, and also a good place to find tools that will get you by, and sometimes more.
Just about every tool and accessory is made oversears now, right down to nuts and bolts (sad) so you don’t get that “Made in USA” peace of mind when purchasing anything and even prominent US Brands are not made here anymore and you will find identical tools under different prominent US brand names, and all at varying prices. Like most others I hate to pay more for the same tool even if the tool brand name wants to steer me to purchase it because their products used to be good when manufactured in the USA.
Personally I think Grizzly is one of the best vendors as there is no pretence and I believe they make an effort to select and vet their tools from manufacturers and deliver reasonable quality backed with a second to none customer service. Even the lowly HF will let you take tools back for a refunds weeks after the purchase, so you can’t lose.
This has been a long rant but “bottom line”: I would dearly love to have good products made here in the USA that I can buy, but that is almost impossible now. I’d like to see the return of making products in the USA. How many jobs would that create for Americans? , and the best part is all the money stays here.
God Help America

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 12:32 PM

Amen Reverend Roger.

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