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Bessey K-Body Parallel Jaw Clamp

Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Bessey
Model:
K Body REVO
Price:
$45

Description

• Available in 12, 24, 31, 40, 50, 60, 82, and 98" lengths
• $45 listed price is typical for a 24" clamp; other lengths vary slightly.
• Jaws clamp at accurate 90 degree angles
• Jaw pads slip over jaws and are replaceable if damaged
• Everyday clamp force of 1,500 lbs
• Large handles and clamping surface
• Replacement parts for all components

Reader Reviews

Bessey is Best !

Review Summary

I own and have used both the newer Jet and Bessey parallel clamps and I must say after much use of both I prefer the Bessey. They are smoother in their operation in moving the clamp head along the bar and you can get more grip with their rubbery handles than the handles on the Jets. I also found the clamp heads on some of the Jets are not completely parallel along the width of the head, causing crush marks on wood being clamped, which can be corrected with a little sanding.
I haven't found this to be an issue with any of my Bessy's. You may prefer the Jet's if you want to keep your clamp heads at a particular setting for repetitive use, as they are better at that than the Bessey's. Another plus for these Bessey's, over the Jet's, is the two plastic spacers that are provided to keep the clamp bar from contacting the wood. The bar itself won't stain the wood but keeping the bar above the wood aids in cleaning up glue squeeze out, which saves time and effort in the finishing process(less scraping, sanding).

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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