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Blog entry by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 08-30-2009 05:39 AM 955 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes I admit I went to HF today – ref: previous blog.
I looked at this covertable clamp and was quite taken back.
HF Clamp This is it as a clamp
HF ClampNow it’s a screwdriver
HF ClampSee the socket wrench?
HF ClampAnother wrench
HF ClampNeed a hammer?
HF Clamp Pry bar and nail puller

Not the sort of item everyone would want but as an emergency tool in your trunk, not bad
If in doubt about this tool consider it cost $1.87 !!!!! Yeah I got 2 if them, one for the trunk, one for the house.

-- 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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Jimi_C

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#1 posted 08-30-2009 08:10 AM

Seems gimmicky, but if it works for ya, more power.

-- 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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bluchz

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#2 posted 08-30-2009 02:32 PM

I missed the can opener, awl and pliers!

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ShawnH

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#3 posted 08-30-2009 03:07 PM

What is HF?

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 08-30-2009 04:40 PM

Jimi_C : I don’t look at it as a serious tool, but at $1.87 it can get you out of a problem away from the shop.
bluchz : Me too, but there is a gadget for getting a boy scout out of a horse’s hoof!
ShawnH : Harbor Freight – but don’t mention the name in the presence of hard core, well heeled pro’s.

-- 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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a1Jim

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#5 posted 08-30-2009 08:39 PM

If on a budget or want back up clamps go for it, as a hammer or pry bar ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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joseph b harlacher III

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 09:45 AM

i have about 5 of these clamps they are plastic with a pivoting ridged orange tips and metal axel they work great but have only one gripping force. still they hold good for long periods of time. great for reliminating ends of waterdameged plywood or small projects that don’t compress too easily. auto body repair stores carry them they’re good for glues, putty and paints that can be used on wood too. picture in my next blog or project.

-- joseph

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Innovator

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 02:00 PM

When I first saw the tip removed I thought it was broken. It took a double take to see it wasnt.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 09-05-2009 03:13 PM

As my wife always says “You don’t need another gadget.” But that one is neat. I don’t know how long it would hold up though.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 12:26 PM

Typical Pommie…......buy anything that’s cheap and nasty.

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