I have a Bessey TG5.512 clamp (not a K-body) whose jaws are closed as tight
as they can be. The screw handle is in its out (loosest) position, so there
is no room for adjustment. Before I change the length of a perfectly good
hex wrench to loosen where the bottom jaw 'slides', does anyone have a
simple solution to my problem?
Take hold of the part where the jaws meet with one hand. Hold the
handle with the other hand. Twist your hands back and forth. That
procedure worked for me today. Next time I won't loosen the screw all
Thanks to those who replied, but neither solution worked in my situation.
However I contacted Bessey and they are replacing the clamp free of charge!
The cost of shipping my clamp from N. CA to NY was more than the cost of a
new clamp. So they decided to replace it at their expense. I'm adding Bessey
to my list of those companies where customer satisfaction is high on the
I now have a non-working clamp. Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks for the follow-up. That is exactly what I did yesterday with complete
success. There is no pad on the stationary jaw, but the one which I removed
on the moveable jaw is replaceable.
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