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Forum topic by ChefHDAN posted 01-22-2022 11:38 AM 780 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChefHDAN

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01-22-2022 11:38 AM

Hey all,
Just saw this at Rockler, not the sizes I need but a great deal.
https://www.rockler.com/bessey-k-body-revo-jr-6-piece-parallel-clamp-pack

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it


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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 01-22-2022 01:01 PM

Thanks for taking the time to educate LJ woodies about a good offer ChefH’.

Bessey K Body are great clamps and any savings is a bonus… not sure where the Jr. fits into the picture…

However, spare shekels not limiting, I would recommend looking at the Revo KREV clamps, and if you already have a swag of ‘em… suggest checking out the Revo KREV Jaws... though this variety are best suited for long clamps with “shortened” requirement.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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EarlS

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#2 posted 01-22-2022 01:17 PM

The junior version isn’t as stout as the Revo. Still, they are decent light clamps, though for a couple more shekels (to borrow from LBD) you can get the big ones.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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ChefHDAN

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#3 posted 01-22-2022 03:11 PM

Duck, you feelin’ okay…? not quite your usual tone,

But… when you run the numbers the Jr. is a pretty good clamp to save $94 of those shekels

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 01-22-2022 09:03 PM


Duck, you feelin okay…? not quite your usual tone,

But… when you run the numbers the Jr. is a pretty good clamp to save $94 of those shekels

- ChefHDAN


Them there savings are beefy deers... big bucks!

Not knocking the price/quality… On behalf of the silent majority of LJers, I thank you for the heads-up.

To bolster ones ”you can’t have enough clamps” adage, they’re an ideal addition… I’m just making others aware that if they plan to go apeshit and buy 10 sets, maybe hold back a set or 2 and invest some shekels in a couple of KREVs.
I have a swag of lightweight clamps that could benefit from these upgrades, however, unfortunately for me, shipping to Australia would inflate the cost or them to that of Au.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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JackDuren

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#5 posted 01-22-2022 09:40 PM

You can have enough amd too many. If there of value , buy them..

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ChefHDAN

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#6 posted 01-23-2022 11:30 PM

LOL, Duck & Jack, I’ve actually come to discover that you can have TOO MANY crappy clamps, I’m down to like 1.5 dozen of the quick clamps that I was buying like mad when I was a noob, + everyone gave them to me as gifts, will likely put them into the garage sale this spring, okay for light little stuff, but they suck when you need to clamp something and NOT have the pieces move ….

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 01-24-2022 12:34 AM


LOL, Duck & Jack, I ve actually come to discover that you can have TOO MANY crappy clamps,...

- ChefHDAN

NO, NO, No, no, oooooo! Please don’t blaspheme… while it probably should be reworded ”you cant have enough GOOD clamps”, there is a place for the crappy ones.

So you spill some glue on them, bah-humbug… stick them to the concrete with super-glue, who cares… paint them irridescent pink accidentally, SWMBO will love them… toss them at door-knockers, no great loss (the knockers I mean, might miss the clamp if you miss the knocker).

I have found that there are times when I don’t want that extra force, but keep gravitating towards white-knuckle fever every time I get a grip on a clamp. Forcing a crappy clamp may just make it hold two pieces of paper together.

To me, the only redundant clamp is a dead clamp… and it has to be dead for at least 6 months.

OK. Maybe if it’s totally rusted up… but then it can be a “weight clamp”.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 01-24-2022 08:08 AM

Most of my Besse parallel clamps are the full size, but I do have some Revo Jrs, and they work quite well on lighter glue ups, stuff like cutting boards and such where you don’t need a lot of pressure to get a good set. That large bearing face, and their parallelism are the best part of the deal, so if you didn’t need heavy pressure they would be a good clamp to fill in.

For anyone who knows about them they remind me of the old, now dead, HF parallel clamps, a shame they don’t make them anymore, now they were bang for the buck.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Firewood

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#9 posted 01-24-2022 01:05 PM

Good morning gang. Woke up to 25° and a heat pump trying like hell to keep up. The rental we are in is one of the original villas built over 30 years ago. Insulation is not the best. It also has single pane windows. So, yeah, it’s going to struggle. We should get into the 60’s later today. No 70’s forecast for the rest of January. Brrr….. Maybe I should have hung on to those big honkin’ boots. LOL

Stay safe and warm everyone

-- Mike - Ocala, FL

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 01-24-2022 03:53 PM

This guy still doesn’t have enough clamps:

His shop is impressive, maybe even makes the Duck’s empire seem like living in a refrigerator box behind the bus station (No offense intended LBD! no sign of a laser cutter. 8^)

Long video, you can skip around to see the goody bits. Surprised that being German, no wall of Festool systainer shrine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya8nR42D9dw

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Ocelot

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#11 posted 01-24-2022 09:26 PM

If the wall is full, he’s not clamping anything Another guy like me.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 01-24-2022 10:06 PM



If the wall is full, he s not clamping anything Another guy like me.

- Ocelot

Yeah, the shop is basically spotless, all hat, no cattle.

In some views you can see where he used pliers on the handles to get more force/better grip, BTDT 8^)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 01-24-2022 10:36 PM



... no cattle.
- splintergroup

I herd that!

Saw (FF a bit) through the video with my inventory list... USPS is gonna get a bit more business… but, I refuse to buy a bloody broom… SWMBO might start driving again.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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