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25 Best Innovations of the Past 25 Years

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Quick-Grip clamps

Quick-Grip clamps

Nebraska boat-builder Joe Sorensen needed a third hand to hold assemblies during glue-ups, so he came up with a one-handed bar clamp that today we know as the Quick-Grip clamp. Joe sold his invention to a manufacturer whose brands were eventually acquired by Irwin Industrial Tools. The clamps debuted in 1989 to the delight of countless woodworkers, and spawned legions of similar clamps.

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gaga olsen wrote:

i have 25-30 of these clamps in various sizes, like the clamps, but once you lose one of the rubber pads, good luck finding a replacement.

5/13/2010 10:29:25 AM Report Abuse
Wood-burner wrote:

Thanks Joe we all owe you one, maybe two.

4/3/2010 03:14:47 PM Report Abuse
hparslow wrote:

I have about 25 of these clamps and at times they are all being used.

4/1/2010 01:11:28 PM Report Abuse

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