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Surprisingly Handy GearKlamps

Surprisingly Handy GearKlamps

03-15-2021 06:57 PM by pintodeluxe | 12 comments »

I have found these gear driven clamps to be particularly helpful repairing antique rocking chairs. Since the handle is in line with the clamp bar, you can access tight spots that would be impossible with a traditional F-style clamp. In addition to the greater access in difficult to reach areas, I simply like the clamping action of the GearKlamps. They will never fully replace my collection of parallel and pipe clamps, but I think I’ll look to these instead of standard F-style clamps as I a...

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Bessey Upgrade... cause I can!

Bessey Upgrade... cause I can!

10-26-2020 05:10 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 19 comments »

Boys and Girls, If you happen to be a Bessey clamp tragic or pay homage to the quality gods, this may be of interest and just skip to the next paragraph, otherwise you can save me time by not wasting the review and force me to translate into ”Philistineese”… and may I bid you French Moses. I had the pleasure of spending a few+ shekels in buying and eventually reviewing Bessey K-Body Revo Vario Clamps... If you read the review, you may be under the apprehension that I love t...

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Light Duty All Purpose Trigger Clamps

Light Duty All Purpose Trigger Clamps

06-22-2020 05:16 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

These trigger clamps compete well with another brand of quick clamp you may be familiar with. The red trigger release is well positioned, and the overall size of the clamp is adequate and the grip feels good in the hand. These are light duty clamps, and while I wouldn’t use them for panel glueups, they certainly are handy to have in the shop. They’re perfect for gluing up a jewelry box or general shop clamps. The first picture shows size comparison between the EHKM and the competition. ...

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Impressive Grip for a Trigger Clamp

Impressive Grip for a Trigger Clamp

06-22-2020 05:02 PM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

Wow, these things are like trigger clamps on steroids! They’re rated at 600# clamping force, and I believe it. The handle is larger than the EHKL version, and the jaw pads are bigger too. They retain all the features of the smaller Bessey trigger clamps, like tool-free quick change to spreader mode. You can identify the EHKXL at a glance, because they have a metal release trigger. I used these clamps to straighten a bent siding board for nailing. It worked great. You really get a sense...

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Handy Little Trigger Clamps

Handy Little Trigger Clamps

06-22-2020 04:57 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

The Bessey line of Trigger clamps are handy to have around the shop. The nomenclature takes a little while to get used to. Names like EHKL and EHKXL don’t exactly roll off the tongue, but hey it’s the product that counts. These are like a beefed up version of the trigger clamps by another brand that you may be familiar with. In use, the clamp jaw pads don’t fall off, and the clamping mechanism is easy to operate. The EHKL clamps are rated at 300# of clamping force, which is adequate to c...

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Clamp it Shut with the "V"!

Clamp it Shut with the "V"!

01-05-2020 12:02 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 16 comments »

Boys and Girls, Before you venture further, some of the following text may be questionable to some… If you are sensitive, please exit now and don’t go crying to Cricket because of your forthcoming curiosity. Initially, I was anxious to pass on my brainwashing, however, was concerned about my tenure here at LJ due to some blaspheming about sideways picture… Staying on top, and determined not to be under turd… I am pressing on… though it may earn a “go to jail” from the publishers. If ...

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Good, Better, Bessey

Good, Better, Bessey

10-14-2014 09:10 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

Good, Better, BesseyA Look at the Current Bessey Parallel Clamp LineupLooking at parallel clamps side-by-side, some features are instantly apparent. Bar size, jaw surface area, and handle diameter are all key to clamp performance. The handle material made a difference in my testing as well. The UniClamp is the smallest parallel clamp, with a lightweight bar to match. The jaw faces are small compared to other clamps in this class, but compare favorably to “F” style clamps. The handle di...

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Not for use with new K-body clamps, but sturdy and well built

Not for use with new K-body clamps, but sturdy and well built

04-23-2014 12:51 AM by GoBlu | 28 comments »

Note: Based on the quality of the build of this product and comments from another user, John Ormsby, who does use them, I’m giving this product four stars, up from the original two. (John would give them five). But I wanted to warn anyone who might buy them unknowingly that they do not work with the new Kbody clamps. (Kbody Revo). Even if you have the new Kbody Revo Vario parallel clamps, this has nothing to do with the VarioPivot clamps. I’m deleting the original post for...

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Bessey H Style pipe clamp

Bessey H Style pipe clamp

03-09-2014 01:19 PM by HarveyM | 14 comments »

I’ve have a recent disappointing experience with Bessey pipe clamps; of the four bought one had a slipping clutch and two others had skewed threading in the head casting. Those two had jaws that wouldn’t align with the feet flat on the table. That’s aside from casting flaws & voids. They came in cardboard boxes, rather than the clear plastic packaging, but from a reputable dealer. I replaced them with Pony 50’s for slightly higher price, but Ponys are head and shoulders above ...

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Great Clamps, Thank you Bessey!

Great Clamps, Thank you Bessey!

09-09-2013 03:03 PM by The Box Whisperer | 1 comment »

After applying online to be a product tester, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a response from a Bessey employee. Apparently I had made the “cut” and they wanted me to review their clamps. I was thrilled, as every good woodworker out there has said, you can never have enough clamps. The interactions with the employee were very friendly, and I was asked which products among the auto adjust toggle clamps I would like to try. I picked out 8 clamps and waited like a kid at Chris...

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