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KBX500

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 11:33 PM

I have the same collection of clamps that everyone else has.
C-clamps, F-clamps, pipe clamps, hand clamps, parallel clamps, etc.
They all have a particular usage that I prefer them for and I wouldn’t
want to do without any of them. Especially the parallel clamps, they’ve
really made life much easier.

If you’re persistent, and quick, you’ll find like new Bessey parallel clamps
on Craigslist for nearly half off. It’s the preferred clamp for guys with
money who want to try woodworking, but move on to something else.

I have a set of Quik-Grip Horsepower clamps that I adapted to an old
computer terminal table to make a Black & Decker Workmate style
clamping table. It might be the best tool in my shop Much stronger
and more stable than any Workmate I’ve seen. The clamps were $20
years ago, but I haven’t seen them in a store in years. I’d love to find
some more of them.

http://grizzly.com/products/HORSEPOWER-CLAMP/G5821


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