Woodworking Clamps Tips

Of all the woodworking clamps, I've tried most types. In the picture below, the clamp with the red handle (made in Germany) did not last very long. They are hard to tighten. When you try to loosen, the red handle spins. It does not loosen the clamp. They are a waste of time and money.

The C-clamps are okay. They take time to open and/or close. C-clamps have limited reach. After I tried the Bessey sliding clamp (middle), I quit using C-clamps.

Nearly all of the other woodworking clamps I tried had major flaws. They did NOT keep anything square. Do NOT waste your money on the hype!

The following woodworking clamps deliver on their promise.

Bessey Sliding Arm Clamp

I make NO commission on Bessey Clamps for woodworking. I tried many clamps, and Bessey's Clamps are the best.

Regular C-Clamps do not have the reach that you frequently need. Also, they are slow to open and tighten. The Bessey Sliding Arm Clamp is far easier to use, and is a lot quicker. It gives you better pressure and reach than most bar clamps or C-Clamps. This is by far the best clamp for tight or small places.

Bessey Clamps Woodworking

You won't go wrong with this clamp! You can buy this clamp at a good price on the Clamps Auction Page!

Tempered Steel Sliding Arm ... drop forged, electro¬-galvanized.

Rail, Fixed Jaws And Pressure Plate Heat-Formed in One Piece from Cold Drawn Profiled Steel ... optimized for high static stress loadings, tempered and electro¬-galvanized.

Heat Treated, High Carbon Acme Threaded Screw ... is tempered and quenched to give you greater loading capacity, longer service life and spatter resistance.

Swivel-Mounted Pad.

Bessey K-Body Clamps

I prefer the Bessey K-Body clamps for all of my projects. I have several in 24", 40" and 50" sizes.

  1. The K-Body clamps have good reach.
  2. They have a solid clamping surface.
  3. They hold your work at 90-degrees.
  4. They are Glue proof.

Bessey Clamps Woodworking

Steel Jaws Are Totally Encased In Super-Polyamid ... provides for the ultimate in strength and stability while offering a non-marring, glue-resistant surface.

Ergonomically designed wood handle... For a comfortable grip. Can be hand tightened to 1,000 lbs. clamping pressure.
Locking System

Won’t Let Go ... features dual set screws that are permanently molded into the sliding arm ... interlocks with serration on both sides of the rail for non-slip grip.

Large, Parallel Jaws ... distribute even pressure across the entire surface to stop bowing, turning and lifting of work. This Bessey design guarantees the jaws are always at a 900angle to the rail.

"No other clamp does what a K Body does."

Frequently, you can find this clamp at a good price on the Clamps Auction Page. Good luck!

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