Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Clamps or Here we go again
Bessey, you'll buy them once and forever.
Jet (red) or Woodcraft (green) are OK but will fail if over tightened.
Harbor Freight so many....
~Spring a.k.a. Clothes Pins are good for clothes pins.
~Pistol / quick release are almost worthless. You can squeeze the clamp and break it.
~Pipe - Don't even think about the ones for 1/2" pipe. The 3/4" are not much better.
~Aluminum bar and a crank handle are poor and the aluminum bar will break the holding tang.
~F style - 6" good, 12" less good, 18" OK, anything longer will not apply parallel clamping pressure.
Irwin Pistol quick release are good
Pony for 3/4" pipe are very good
~Sure foot - Aluminum bar are good but not always the full advertised length
~Older blue similar to Bessey are rather good but discontinued due to love / hate
~New style F - Damn good up to 18", beyond 18" I don't know
Woodcraft has some 4" F style for about $3 each. Good for a bending jig.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.
Last edited by rrich; 03-13-2013 at 12:11 AM.