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Tools Happen #4: Masterforce Ratcheting Clamps: Disappearing from Menards' Shelves Soon?

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Blog entry by woodshopnerdery posted 11-03-2021 01:25 PM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve noticed that some of my favorite woodworking clamps are not being re-stocked at my local Menards store. And, I saw on the Menards Website the fateful “Low Inventory Alert” and “While Supplies Last” tags on these items. In my experience that means Menards will no longer carry those items.

Here’s my take on these clamps and why it would be a shame if they disappeared.

https://youtu.be/CCgDc9nKRkI

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery



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Ocelot

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#1 posted 11-03-2021 01:40 PM

They look pretty much like my old Wolfcraft clamps that I bought almost 20 years ago. A couple are broken, but I use them all the time.

It seems they still make those.

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

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woodshopnerdery

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#2 posted 11-04-2021 12:47 PM



They look pretty much like my old Wolfcraft clamps that I bought almost 20 years ago. A couple are broken, but I use them all the time.

It seems they still make those.

- Ocelot

I agree they are identical to the Wolfcraft clamps and most likely made by Wolfcraft. In the video I hold up a wolfcraft clamp side by side with the Masterforce clamps and a 18 year old Craftsman clamp that are all nearly the same.

-- Tom, Chicago Suburbs, https://www.youtube.com/c/woodshopnerdery

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Richard

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#3 posted 11-05-2021 02:31 AM

Sounds like a Road Trip to evry Menards in the area may be in your future. I hate it when a good product is replaced by what most often ends up being something not nearly as good for the same price or higher.

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WoodenDreams

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#4 posted 11-05-2021 04:36 AM

With this type of clamp, I only purchase Irwin Quick-Grips.

I don’t recall seeing the Masterforce clamps in this post at Menards. I did a online check with our Menards store here in South Dakota. They showed 6” & 12” options. They currently have four 6” and no 12” Masterforce clamps.

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