Bora parallel clamps (12" and 24")

  • Advertise with us
Review by RichBolduc posted 03-22-2019 01:23 PM 3286 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Bora parallel clamps (12" and 24") No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

After owning several Bessey clamps, I figured I’d give these a try because they were 1/2 the price when Rockler was having a sale.. Heavy clamps but the plastic feels cheaper. The sliding mechanism isn’t as good as the Bessey on some of them, but on others it works great. I see these as comparing Grizzly to Powermatic. While they aren’t “The gold standard”, they’ll be more than sufficient for my use as a hobbyist. The 1100 psi of clamping force is more than enough as Titebond doesn’t recommend over 250 psi.


-- 10% off all products with code LJ10

View RichBolduc's profile


1444 posts in 1132 days

4 comments so far

View pottz's profile


15088 posts in 2000 days

#1 posted 03-22-2019 10:52 PM

i need to check these out because i just cant justify the cost of bessey clamps.they look pretty good,thanks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View Dusty56's profile


11863 posts in 4704 days

#2 posted 03-23-2019 04:49 PM

Good review. I didn’t know about the Titebond limit.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View roofner's profile


145 posts in 3299 days

#3 posted 03-25-2019 05:32 PM

I preferer the jet clamps to either much easier to adjust by pressing release button.

-- Gary New York

View GreaseMonkey2275's profile


183 posts in 2169 days

#4 posted 04-13-2019 04:42 PM

I picked up the same pair of clamps but haven’t had the chance to use them yet. I completely agree with your review, the plastic seems a little janky but I like the grooved bars instead of the smooth ones on my Irwin clamps.

-- Jake

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics