Great, heavy, solid clamp but...
I will definitely buy more of these clamps in all sizes. in fact it is on sale today and I will buy 4 more of the 24" ones.
Great clamps but the round plastic protection from of the the sides of the clamp mark and wood (I try with Pine) if you make very tight (like I always do). However, nothing that a little piece of wood board cannot fix.
I love it.
August 31, 2012
Great quality clamp at an excellent price. You can find higher end clamps at specialty stores that maybe heavier duty, or lighter, or whatever else but in the end it's clamp. It does the job, and none of my six have failed me yet. I'll be buying more, just need to find a place to hide them from the wife. Can never have enough clamps.
August 3, 2012
sturdy little thing
picked one up for some small clamping jobs, works great. plastic caps dont leave a mark, steel rod, cast jaws. awesome clap.
December 30, 2011
Can't have too many of these.
A simple, sturdy bar clamp. The swivel handle is a nice touch. Recommend a dab of lithium grease on the threads. I found mine initially wanted to gall and felt rough. Grease fixes that.
November 9, 2011
Good for general woodwork and the swivel handle mechanism allows for easy tightening even in difficult to reach places. The bar does have some give to it though especially when really clamping tightly and so I have to be careful I'm not bending or warping what I'm clamping. Maybe an I-beam or pipe clamp offering through Canadian Tire would help especially with the longer length clamps, but for the mean while this seems to be their top of the line clamp and if you can pick them up on sale, they're a good buy and I've found them useful in making many things in my workshop.
February 27, 2011
solid and heavy
I purchased these several years ago for some basic cabinet making. They are awesome. I like how the handle twists so you can clamp it easily in any direction.
The only thing with mine is that they don't have the rubber grips where the clamps hold the stock in place, Mine are straight metal, so it marrs up the finish if you are not careful.
December 31, 2008
A really good clamp for wood working projects as well as other around the house projects. Great value for the dollar when on sale.
September 20, 2008
Strong and Durable
I had purchased a pair of cheaper plastic ones and once they broke (in the first week) I went out and purchased these.
The metal construction is far superior to the cheaper plastic ones and it's well worth the extra money.
Plastic pads protect the clamping surface and keep it free from marring.
The only downside to the clamps is that they are hard to work with one hand. You may need both hands to keep the clamp from sliding out before you clamp it.
September 19, 2008
Best clamps ever
Love these clamps. I use them all the time. Great tightening ability. Plastic pads give minimal mar to surfaces. Super durable and great price especially when on sale.
September 12, 2008
This is a good quality clamp. The swivel handle allows you to apply maximum clamping pressure. The F clamp style makes it versatile for many applications. Good value at regular price, but if on sale take advantage and stock up!
November 23, 2007
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