I messed around with them when I was at the store and they seemed to
work just as good as my new Jets.
But I honestly don't have much of a track record using nice parallels,
as these Jets are the first I've owned.
But, Woodcraft (stores) have a great return policy, so you could check
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I have The new Bessey Revo's Cabinet Masters, and the Jets.
I still don't like the foot at the end of the Bessey's, you still need a
work surface as large as the clamp is long for the foot to be useful. The
foot moves along the bar on the Jets and Cabinet Masters.
The Bessey Revo's are as smooth as the Cabinet Masters so far, the Jets are
crotchity to adjust and the screw adjustment just does not seem as refined,
it is not as smooth to crank down on. The Jets are more like diamonds in
the rough, they need to be polished a bit more.
On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:00:32 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
I have both original Bessey and the Woodriver (mine say Woodcraft on
them as I got them before they came up with that separate name) and
the only real difference is the handles are not quite as nice, but you
can still get a good grip on them. The ones on the newer Besseys are
better than either of them. For lighter duty short ones I recommend
the uniklamps though, a little pricey for what they are but so much
lighter. I reach for the uniklamps first unless I need something over
18" or I know I'm going to have to bear down hard.
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