Dewalt quick grip bar clamps (600lb)

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Forum topic by ajthomas5009 posted 05-14-2015 03:50 PM 3335 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2015 03:50 PM

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For the past year or so I’ve had my eye on the Dewalt quick grip style bar clamps sold at HD. I’m referring to the ones rated at 600lbs of clamping force. My clamp collection is sorely lacking in the quick clamp area, I only have 7 and 4 are the shitty black and gray HF specials. So when I got a 100$ HD gift card for my bday I was him hawing between getting a brad gun, some nice F style or parrellel clamps or some quality quick clamps.

Well after thinking about it for a cpl weeks I went with the Dewalt quick clamps (4) 12”ers.aftee using them a cpl times I feel like I made a solid choice. The fit and finish are really nice. The jaws are substantially larger than usual quick clamps. The bar is way more substantial and the clamping action is 2-3 x’s stronger, and could be used as a extra had or a stand alone clamp. Also it has a quick release head to easily change to a spreader. The price is a lil steeper but I think it’s well worth it especially if you looking for a quick clamp that can be used like an f clamp. So anyone in the market for a set pick them up you won’t be disappointed.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 08:32 PM

Thanks for the review.

I had several from a different manufacturer that if you tried to clamp too tight they would then slip on the bar so that there was no pressure on the wood. From your review I am glad that these don’t suffer from that problem.

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 09:16 PM

Thanks, you may want to post this as a review and not a forum topic.

Of note, the clamp heads don’t stay parallel. They also look like a splitting image of the Irwin XP600. A very nice clamp in it’s own regard.

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 09:55 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the clamp heads issue. I haven’t put them to use enough to notice. I was think about posting this as a review but didn’t because of the lack of use to this point. I was just spreading the word because they are a lot better than the older style quick clamps and I look at it as why not spend the extra 10$ and have a con isn’t clamp that can be counted on. Yes they almost look identical to the irwins, which I would have bought just the same.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 10:00 PM

They do look very much like the “good” Irwin’s. (the blue/silver ones, not the yellow ones)

The good Irwin’s are excellent. The crappy cheap Irwin’s couldn’t squash a fresh marshmallow.

No experience with the dewalt version.

Reliable woodworking maxim: There is no such thing as too many clamps (but there is such a thing as crappy clamps that aren’t worth having around.)

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 05:47 PM

Holy shameless design copy of Irwin’s XP clamps.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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