Not quite a year ago Amazon had a good deal on Bessey Kliklamps, about
half price. I ordered 4 and have used them a lot.
Fast forward to 4 months ago and most of the clamps will not hold their
grip. The movable clamping section cannot grip the shaft tightly enough
to keep from slipping.
An e-mail to Bessey was answered with the suggestion to use lite steel
wool on the shaft and wipe the shaft down with a clean dry cloth.
That WORKED, for about 3 weeks. I repeated about 3 times again but the
remedy was always short lived.
Another email to Bessey was answered with the suggestion that they send
me 6 replacement clamps and I send the 4 in question back to them at my
expense. I am $$ ahead and hopefully the new clamps have addressed the
My Kliklamps have a tooth to them, I don't think they would slip unless
I got glue all over that.
I had a good experience with Bessey too, they replaced both of my 24"
quick clamps... They would not return the handle for more pressure after
a few tensioning squeezes..
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:47:53 PM UTC-6, Leon wrote:
I revived a couple of slipping Irwin clamps by roughening the bar with coar
And on the return, I have a similar story about Jet (Walter Meier) dropped
a clamp and the plastic handle snapped off. Found a number for Jet, called
them asked if I could buy a replacement handle. They didnt have the handle
but shipped me gratis a new clamp. I just had to tell them where I bought t
he item. I felt guilty because I got it at Lowes when they were discontinui
ng Jet clamps in favor of Bessey. Well, guilty for about 30 seconds anyway.
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