very good. Understand that they are light duty clamps, they are not made
to torque down to the max... if you did, you really don't understand
them. They are for things that can't handle heavy clamps.
Mine have been fine.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:46:35 PM UTC-6, DerbyDad03 wrote:
Yep. Toss my hat in with yours. They worked OK for a short while, but after that they found different ways to fail.
The only thing worse they sell in that line at HF? Those fricking squeeze clamps. I purchased carefully in the store, and within one job, all six clamps I bought wouldn't compress //at all//.
On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:01:47 AM UTC-6, -MIKE- wrote:
Yessireee... that is the very POS I was talking about. I use a lot of sque
eze clamps as I work by myself a lot. I thought I was being smart as they
had them for $2.99 or something like that so I bought about 5. Having brok
en a squeeze clamp, I was able to look into the mechanism of those things.
I don't know how they screwed those us so completely, but they sure did.
They weren't worth the time it took to throw them away - ALL of them failed
in a week or so.
On 1/18/2018 11:16 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Too bad. I bought their quick release C clamp a few years ago. And it
has lasted well. Same as the bessey. I recently bought one for my son
for Christmas, I did have to work on it, to clean up the burrs on the
half nut.. But it's now a very useable clamp. It all depends on what
you need. Some tools are not worth it. Some are the same as others.
Years ago, I picked up a couple of gear head clamps.. they are my best
clamps of that ilk . I think Jorgensen sued them, so they stopped
Then Jorgensen went out of business. Now restarting up again. They are
On 1/18/2018 2:23 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I've been using pipe clamps for 60 years, same clamps too, can't over
torque them and they work fine for cabinet makers all over the world for
as long as they've been making them. (mine were my dads, and are
probably over 70 years old.)
I bought 4 of the HF ratcheting squeeze clamps a while ago, under 3
bucks a piece. I didn't expect them to last, and they didn't. First the
plastic trigger pin broke, so I drilled the handle and put in a machine
screw. Then, the plastic end bracket cracked, so I replaced with
hardwood. Then, the plastic cam in the handle broke, so I beefed it up
with epoxy. Now the clamps pass as a light duty clamps and I use them
quite a bit. The weak point now might be the epoxy cam clamp thing-ee.
Been holding up but I try not to use all my strength in use.
Here is a picture of two of the fixes, I didn't bother taking the handle
apart to show the epoxy reinforcement.
I only wasted my time with them for the challenge, and fill up some
putzing around time. People building stuff for a living shouldn't waste
their time. People like me that quit building stuff and would rather
putz around, well it's something to do. Had they put 50 cents worth of
metal where they fail, they would work ok, but what fun would that be.
As it was, I was IMPRESSED you could take the handle apart with screws.
Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
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