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Forum topic by wncguy posted 03-21-2019 02:30 PM 406 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2019 02:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource clamp

Saw the weekly Aldi ad that had sets of their “Work Zone” brand clamps priced at $9.99 (+ tax).
While they may not be to some peoples standards, they work fine for my boxes. Price hard to beat for 4 small clamps, so I added to my clamp stash.

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#1 posted 03-21-2019 02:51 PM

If they work for you that’s all that counts.you say small? what size are they? surely you don’t mean you get 4 clamps for 9.99?

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 02:54 PM

Seems like a great deal for some quik clamps

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#3 posted 03-21-2019 02:57 PM

That’s what he means Jim :-) I bought 2 sets a few years ago but they were only 2 clamps but they were a little larger (18” IIRC) and they’re still going strong. They don’t have nearly the clamping power of my Irwin quick clamps but they are a great value. I use them mostly to hold tools that I have mounted on plywood bases to a bench top. But, as the OP said, they will work fine for small assembly tasks like boxes.

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#4 posted 03-21-2019 03:05 PM

Jim – the larger of the 2 is listed as 150 mm (about 6 1/4” opening). The smaller one is listed as 100 mm (about 4 1/8” opening.
And “yes” the price was $9.99 for the 4 clamps.
These are not light weight metal.

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#5 posted 03-21-2019 03:14 PM

Looks like you can reverse them to use as spreaders also? Good deal if they work for you.

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#6 posted 03-21-2019 03:18 PM

SMP, you are correct. Neglected to mention the spreader option since I probably won’t use that feature.
More clamps… yea! Long live Norm.

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#7 posted 03-21-2019 03:22 PM

Thanks for the info wncguy.

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#8 posted 03-21-2019 03:28 PM

I have been looking for a set of clamps to keep in my truck tool bag, you know, just in case. I will pick a set of these up!

Edit, oh crap. Just saw this is ALDI and not LIDL. No ALDI around here!

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#9 posted 03-21-2019 04:24 PM



I have been looking for a set of clamps to keep in my truck tool bag, you know, just in case. I will pick a set of these up!

Edit, oh crap. Just saw this is ALDI and not LIDL. No ALDI around here!

- ste6168

We have some ALDI stores, but some are only grocery, like a mini ALDI. I went in looking for the chisels Paul Sellers talked about and they looked at me like I was crazy. I need to find a full ALDI store driving distance. At that price they are cheaper than chip clips.

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#10 posted 03-21-2019 04:26 PM



SMP, you are correct. Neglected to mention the spreader option since I probably won t use that feature.
More clamps… yea! Long live Norm.

- wncguy

I do like the spreader option in certain cases. For example when you dry fit a joint and its a bit too tight. I usually just hit it with a mallet, but have broken some tenons/mortise walls/dovetails, etc that way. The spreaders make it easy to separate and less likely to damage something.

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#11 posted 03-21-2019 09:17 PM

I neglected to mention that they also had a 2 pack of 300 mm clamps (about 12 1/4” opening) for the same $9.99 price.
I am not a frequent customer at our Aldi’s but my wife goes there occasionally.
They seem to have a small section where they periodically bring in tool related items.

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