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Forum topic by hkmiller posted 02-20-2020 04:48 PM 1290 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hkmiller

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02-20-2020 04:48 PM

Any body used these new clamps?

-- always something


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#1 posted 02-20-2020 11:39 PM

whats the price? i havn’t used those but ive got a bunch of their f style clamps that are a real bargain and have worked very well.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-20-2020 11:47 PM

they claim equivalant to the Irwin Quick-Grip. I compared them yesterday after receiving a discount offer by e-mail from HF. I can get the Irwin’s for the same price or less, no big savings on these. https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=Bremen%20clamps

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#3 posted 02-21-2020 12:22 AM



they claim equivalant to the Irwin Quick-Grip. I compared them yesterday after receiving a discount offer by e-mail from HF. I can get the Irwin s for the same price or less, no big savings on these. https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=Bremen%20clamps

- WoodenDreams


yeah their comparison prices are high you can get the irwins on amazon for less,unless you have a hf discount coupon.ill stick with the irwin on those.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 02-21-2020 12:27 AM

I try to avoid anything that has plastic from HF. Tools that are all metal or mostly metal are so-so. Wood clamps are fine. Things with plastic seem to break, flex,bend where they shouldnt and after a few years the plastic gets so brittle you look at it wrong and it shatters. YMMV

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#5 posted 02-21-2020 12:36 AM

Why is lumber jocks sending out email touting what appear to be bogus plans. First we had Ted’s 16,000 plans which is definitely bogus. You can read about in https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/80665. Now we have 12,000 shed plans by Ryan. I searched for this on google and did not find any references in anything that resembles a reputable wood working site.

What is going on?

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#6 posted 02-21-2020 12:53 AM



Why is lumber jocks sending out email touting what appear to be bogus plans. First we had Ted s 16,000 plans which is definitely bogus. You can read about in https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/80665. Now we have 12,000 shed plans by Ryan. I searched for this on google and did not find any references in anything that resembles a reputable wood working site.

What is going on?

- rberens2


why are you asking this questions on a thread about clamps? you need to report this to cricket,cmon.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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tvrgeek

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#7 posted 02-21-2020 12:59 AM

Not that one but I made the mistake of buying some of their black 12 inch F ones. Garbage. Bought they expensive corner clamp. V not 90 degrees to the back so splayed your joint. Back to paying a little more for ones that work.

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#8 posted 02-21-2020 01:32 AM

IMO, it doesn’t pay to go cheap on the quick-grip type clamps. I have a load of the Irwins and none of the cheaper brands that I’ve tried come close to the holding power and reliability of the Irwins. I like the Aluminum HF bar clamps but I’ll pass on these.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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fuigb

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#9 posted 02-21-2020 01:42 AM

Odds are that one gets one’s money’s worth at HF. Sometimes folks get lucky, and others can polish a you-know-what, but for the most part their stuff is throw-away junk. Good luck to you and God-bless is you like them and are satisfied, but…

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#10 posted 02-21-2020 04:35 AM

Question: “Anyone have experience with these new clamps? For clarity, here’s a picture.”

Answer: “Here are our opinions regarding v clamps, f clamps, wood clamps, bargains, HF generally, and plastic versus metal.”

-- Tar Heelz, Durham, NC USA

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#11 posted 02-21-2020 05:59 AM

Didn’t take very long for the Harbor Freight Haters to show up….did it….LOL

That reminds me….need to buy a few more…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 02-21-2020 07:11 AM

Those F clamps are pretty much the only thing I buy at Harbor Freight. That and Evapo-rust. Haven’t had good luck with any of the plastic ones though, so I’m skeptical these new ones would be any better.

Yes that is the one Irwin clamp I own in the middle.

-- ~Walker

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#13 posted 02-21-2020 01:08 PM

Cheap branded clamps work as well as highly priced clamps of the same sometimes…

I’ll buy harbor freight if they have equal or work well enough…..

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#14 posted 02-21-2020 01:13 PM



Those F clamps are pretty much the only thing I buy at Harbor Freight. That and Evapo-rust. Haven t had good luck with any of the plastic ones though, so I m skeptical these new ones would be any better.

Yes that is the one Irwin clamp I own in the middle.

- Walker


A lot of products from HF have Got very good reviews from professional and hobby woodworkers….lathes, clamps, wrenches, spray guns….

Harbor Freight has a lot dogs in the woodworking world of hobbyist….

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JackDuren

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#15 posted 02-21-2020 01:13 PM


Those F clamps are pretty much the only thing I buy at Harbor Freight. That and Evapo-rust. Haven t had good luck with any of the plastic ones though, so I m skeptical these new ones would be any better.

Yes that is the one Irwin clamp I own in the middle.

- Walker

A lot of products from HF have Got very good reviews from professional and hobby woodworkers….lathes, clamps, wrenches, icon,spray guns….

Harbor Freight has a lot dogs in the woodworking world of hobbyist….

- JackDuren


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