A small discount outlet store in the neighborhood has a couple handfuls of
Jorgensen "K-body" knock-offs. I have a couple smaller F-style Jorgensen
clamps, was not impressed, don't care for them and for my money there are
Anyway, they're asking $18 for 24", $22 for 36" and $25 for 48" - which is
around 40% less than Woodcraft sells the same Jorgensens for. But I don't
know if Jorgensen's knock-off is in any way comparable in
quality/mechanics to the Bessey (I'm guessing no, but I'm not a pro so it
might not matter).
And I also don't know if there's something wrong with them that they'd
show up in this store (manufacturing defect(s), counterfeit, etc.). The
store's a lot like one of those old 5-and-dimes with mostly cheap crap
(although not always).
I don't want to buy these just because they're 40% less than Woodcraft
sells them for. And there's no Woodcraft nearby I could take one of their
Jorgensen's in to check.
But I am interested. Any idea if this is probably just a waste of money?
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