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Bessey DuoKlamp

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Bessey
Model:
DUO30-8
Price:
$18

Description

*Change from clamping to spreading by simply twisting the dial – no disassembly
*Handle with pump lever parallel to the rail
*Convenient one-handed operation
*All around clamping – in front of, behind and at the side of the rail

WOOD magazine review

Inline handle takes getting used to

Review Summary

While these clamps maintain parallel alignment during clamping and spreading, and also showed respectable clamping force (161 lbs on average), we just could never get used to the awkward style of the inline handle. Rather than the traditional pistol-grip style, the DuoKlamp operates by placing your hand above or below the bar (depending on how you've oriented it). It just makes for an uncomfortable, awkward grip, but if this is all you have, you'll get used to it.
One advantage this clamp has on all others is that you don't have to remove the fixed jaw to convert to spreader mode—you just flip a dial on the sliding jaw and it automatically moves in reverse.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

Reader Reviews

clamp at a good value

Review Summary

I have four of these clamps and had them for about a year they have proven to be a good clamp. I build small furniture pieces that are sold. For what I us them for they have not let me down. As for clamping pressure they are rated for 260 lbs I have not tested them but they have drawn my wood joints together with ease.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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