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Posted on Parallel Clamps - Bessey or Jorgensen???

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 07:19 PM

I guess I would argue that the “undisputed best” is Jet, but on to your question. I use both, and like both but probably prefer the Bessey (Revo’s) over the Jorgy’s. Why, well the Jorgy’s are a little heavier, and the ends of the jaws (away from the bar) are rounded so they won’t sit in that direction on a table. I do like the deeper jaws they have as well as the longer screw in the clamp mechanism, plus the bars are smooth so glue can be cleaned off with a heat gun a little more easily. But the Bessey’s just seem to be a little easier to work with. One thing about the Jorgy’s, if you have a Menard’s nearby they often have some pretty good sales on them…might make them a better deal all around.

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