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post #1 of 11 Old 09-14-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for clamp advice

I read on this forum that the Bessey K-clamps are being discontinued. I had planned to buy some as I am assembling shop tools slowly as I go. I already have some 4' and 6' pipe clamps.

Should I go ahead and get the original K-clamps or wait until the next version comes out? I'm looking for a clamp that will hold up for many years. Woodcraft has the original K-bodies on sale, as I assume they are liquidating their inventory. I was thinking of buying four 24" versions ($108) and four 40" versions ($135). Do people recommend a different variety of lengths? Has anyone found a better price on the Bessey's than Woodcraft is offering? If not, does anyone have a discount code for Woodcraft they'd be willing to share? Free shipping perhaps?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-15-2008, 01:31 AM
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Aren't they the same clamps depot carries. I am sure they will do a price match as they say. I will say I have come across good deals there when they suddenly start clearing out certain clamps.

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this will help you out

This site has good price for many products. I have used it many time. http://www.thehardwarecity.com/
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I'm also relatively new to this endeavor and I bought the Bessey K body (4-24", 2-30", 2-40", 1-50"). I like them. I was at Manny's Woodworkers Supply in Lexington the other day and got to see the Jet clamp. It has a thumb release which is very nice. I had them order me some as they had pretty much sold out.
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The Bessey clamps are probably the best available. If you are in any woodworking shop you will see them. That said, the newer Jet clamps also are a very good value for the money spent. I have both, and use them interchangeably on projects. ....Always need more clamps!!..

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Everyone, thanks for the advice, I ordered 8 of the K-body clamps last night.
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Everyone, thanks for the advice, I ordered 8 of the K-body clamps last night.
You can't go wrong with them. And if they are on sale, even better. Red

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Everyone, thanks for the advice, I ordered 8 of the K-body clamps last night.
You should also check out the New LIDWIG Clamps i have just stumbled on to them and i must say they are the quickest clamp around especialy for repetitious work.

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K-Body deal November 2008

Woodcraft has just reduced the K-Body clamps to below $100 for four clamps and a clamp block set.

Woody


Should I go ahead and get the original K-clamps or wait until the next version comes out? I'm looking for a clamp that will hold up for many years. Woodcraft has the original K-bodies on sale, as I assume they are liquidating their inventory. I was thinking of buying four 24" versions ($108) and four 40" versions ($135). Do people recommend a different variety of lengths? Has anyone found a better price on the Bessey's than Woodcraft is offering? If not, does anyone have a discount code for Woodcraft they'd be willing to share? Free shipping perhaps?

Thanks![/quote]
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Look at Lowes as well. They carry Bessey.

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In the future you can get coupon codes for woodcraft at retailmenot.com
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