Dubuque Clamp Works bar clamps

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Forum topic by BalsaWood posted 05-24-2017 05:49 PM 1378 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2017 05:49 PM

I was browsing around for some new bar clamps and noticed that the “Adjustable Clamp Company” is no more so pretty much no more Pony or Jorgensen clamps. I’ve been looking for clamps made in the USA and found only one company- Dubuque Clamp Works:

I’m thinking of giving their Universal Bar Clamps a try since from all the reviews I have read, they seem to be excellent clamps for a decent price. Anyone have these?

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#1 posted 05-24-2017 07:44 PM

I bought six of the 72” clamps about 20 years ago for a table frame I was gluing up and have used them ever since. They’re great. Like the description on the web site says, when you get into that sort of length, it’s nice to have something lighter weight. The wing nuts are easier to tighten compared to the parallel clamps like Bessey, for when you need to pull things together.

Mine are stamped “Universal Clamp Corp, Made in USA” but they’re identical to those. A couple of them still have the price sticker on them. On sale back then, they were $28 apiece. Times do change.

You can see that they look pretty much identical.

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