Please see my update below. After stumbling for years with pony clamps with their wobble on the table because of an undersized base i gradually replaced them with the standard besey pipe clamp.
Whatever your woodworking project is jet can always give you a high quality tool.
Fine woodworking parallel clamp review. I dare say that all woodworkers droll over building a wall full of clamps and many of them probably wish they could stock it full of parallel clamps. If money is not really a problem and all you need for your project are reliable heavy duty and well crafted clamps the parallel wood clamps from jet is your best bet. Irwin s parallel jaw clamps have handles with a slip free grip.
This might be because the clamps measured an average force of 575 lb. No matter how much i tightened the clamps the cold formed steel bar refused to deflect. I recently tested bora s new parallel jaw clamps and they proved to be a nice addition to the shop.
They have built in clamp pads recessed into the jaws and i m curious as to how long it will last. The first part of the review is a first impression use review. The irwin clamps.
I was looking for deep throat f clamps and i cannot find the blue rockler clamps. Woodworkers long for parallel jaw clamps the way kids yearn for the latest video game. With steel reinforced resin covered jaws 3 to 4 deep that tighten up parallel to each other beefy steel bars heavy duty handles and screws and loads of clamping strength these clamps have gained a reputation for high performance and prices that keep hobbyists at a distance.
These clamp sets are available in various sizes from the small 12 inch version to the huge 60 inch one. The over all size is comparable to most parallel clamps. When fine woodworking tested them about 15 less than bessey s 675 lb.
I picked up some bessy parallel revo clamps irwin xp600 clamps and a couple of emerson guide clamps on sale. The bar is heavy arguably as heavy as the jets. They have a sturdy easy to grip handle which allowed me to apply good pressure they re rated for 1 100 lb.
Reviewed in the united states on march 3 2020. They look like they might get chewed up a bit over time. Padded jaws prevent the workpiece from getting marred.
The handle fits the hand really nice and has a solid rubberized grip. Clamps by bora 44 63. This is an expensive clamp but well worth the money.
For some reason the longer clamps where on sale for cheaper so most of the good clamps i picked up are 48 or longer which is what i need at the. 5 0 out of 5 stars these clamps get high marks in fine woodworking magazine.