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Bessey EZS 18" Bar Clamp

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Bessey
Model:
EZS45-8
Price:
$20

Description

This extremely sturdy original BESSEY one-handed clamp EZS is perfect for all work that needs to be carried out with one hand - overhead tasks, or if the other hand is needed for aligning purposes. Clamping force up to 445 lbs. Converts to spreader without tools. Intelligent release mechanism in upper section Ergonomic 2-component plastic handle behind the rail. Soft pressure caps provide material protection and secure clamping.

WOOD magazine review

Top of the line clamp for everyday use

Review Summary

Co-winner of our Top Tool award in our review of 11 one-hand bar clamps, the Bessey EZS clamps are—as the name implies—easy to use. They demonstrated nearly 200 lbs of clamping force on average in our testing, more than enough for most jobs where you'd use these clamps. And the handles are comfortable to hold, grip, and squeeze, as is the trigger release. They easily switch from clamping to spreading mode, and neither the bar nor jaws flexed out of parallel during use.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

The usual Bessey quality !

Review Summary

I own more than a dozen Irwin quick grip clamps , but none of them were long enough for a particular job I was doing so I bought a couple of these and I must say I'm impressed. They definitely have more clamping power than the Irwin's and are easier to operate. I'm probably going to sell all my quick grips now ! The front head comes off with the push of a button so you can turn it around to use as a spreader clamp.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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