My local Rockler store is having a "Blowout Sale" on Jet C-Clamps (I'm not
sure whether it's chain-wide), until 9/26 while supplies last:
3" -- 3 for $.99
6" -- $1.50.
Any reason to have reservations about stocking up on these? This may be an
opportunity for those of
you that "can't seem to have enough clamps"!
There's nothing special about the Jets, except the red paint job. :-)
But get as many as you can. Seems like every time I think I have
enough, I get a project for which I end up needing a few more.
I used about 50 little 1" c-clamps one job.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Don't forget, you can always make one of a bolt, an elbow nut, and two
pieces of wood if you
get desperate. I haven't actually tried it yet (it's how some glued old
fiddles), but may some reader can use
it to their advantage someday.
1.5" -- 10 for $1.00
2.5" -- 3 for $.99
It says, "while supplies last"--so there's no telling what is actually
I could find out tomorrow though!
By the way, I know a "flexible curved plane" is coming up for auction. Maybe
called a plane, but it surely resembles one. It appears that the curvature
it determined by the force applied to
the front and back handles--it may be ideal for cutting the inside of a
I don't think I have any use for it--but that's hardly a reason to give up
interest. Anyone familiar with this tool?
I was there at Rockler when they opened the doors this morning. There was
another person standing outside the door with me who had driven over 80
miles with the same thing in mind. Not one Jet C-Clamp "left". :(...
So they sold them "all" on Friday and Saturday. Maybe by noon on Friday,
I expect Rockler understands what it is doing. IME, their sale falls under
the category described below at the BBB (especially since the "sale" doesn't
end until 9/26...):
"bait" offer is an alluring but insincere offer to sell a product or service
which the advertiser does not intend to sell. Its purpose is to switch
consumers from buying the advertised merchandise or service, in order to
sell something else, usually at a higher price or on a basis more
advantageous to the advertiser.
I was at the Atlanta Rockler when they opened this morning. We were
in Atlanta for the weekend, and I read this thread in the hotel last
night. In short, I scored a dozen of each (1-1/2", 2-1/2", and 3").
They didn't have too many (for or five boxes of each) but they had
They also had Jet parallel jaw clamps on sale ($28 for the 40"), but
I've already started buying Besseys. Flipped a coin and decided that
I really didn't want a mix. I already have a bunch of Irwins and HF
(that I'm want to replace).
I suggested to my local store through email that in view of the fact that
runs to 9/26, it would be the "right thing to do" to notify their customers
have no clamps left. Quite a few people, including myself, are going to
inconvenienced for nothing. I will report here if they do.
krw, Congratulations, you did well!
By the way, I noticed Mennards has the 3/4" Pony (Pipe) Clamps on
sale for $8.96 this week. That's the best price I've seen on those, even
for imitations, over the last couple of months. Since they used the word
"Pony" I assume they are the Jorgensen brand. I plan to check.
I picked up 11 of them with a raincheck for 4 more, Lew. All they had.
That ought to help me build a 7 foot top, no?
Now, I'm committed, whatever that means! ; )
By the way, for those of who are interested. Menards has a lower
price than Lowes on 48" threaded black pipe by about $1. $8.69. Either
that is WAY better than what a plumbing supply company priced them for me at
Multiply the difference by 15 and it starts adding up.
Bingo! It is the first one on the list (made by Sargent and Co, London).
It's sitting next to a Stanley #148 double end match plane (I was able to do
homework on that one, p.135 of Garrett Hack's book, The Handplane Book).
It looks like it's seen better days though...
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