I got my daily Rockler email today, which included a pretty good deal on
10" handscrews ($6.85 each, free shipping over $25)
It seems that every month or two they choose one size to put on sale at
a pretty steep discount. I got two of the 8" for $5 each about a month
ago, and two of the 12" maybe a year and a half ago for about $9 each.
I've been finding myself reaching for handscrews more and more often;
sometimes for their obvious virtues (long reach, non-marring jaws), but
more often for the convenience. I use them like vises that I can put
anywhere I like, sometimes holding them in place with Quick-Grips,
sometimes just letting them prop up a piece vertically, resting on their
own square edges. I'm not a fan of bending down, so I'm in favor
anything I can do to secure the work in the most convenient orientation.
None of this is likely news to the more experienced folks here, but here
are some of the ways I've found myself using them:
I don't think I'll be buying the 10" as I already have pairs in 14", 12"
and 8", but it is tempting.
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