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Irwin Cabinet Bar Clamps

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
2.0
out of 5
Brand:
Irwin Industrial Tools
Model:
#2026500
Price:
$42

Description

* 90° angle clamp delivers clamping force up to 1,150 lbs.
* Deep 3.75" jaw depth for broad pressure distribution
* Locking system prevents jaws from slipping
* Resin body and jaws prevents marring and resists glue adhesion

WOOD magazine review

Irwin's beefy clamps turn in weighty performance

Review Summary

We’ve relied on Irwin Quick-Grip one- handed bar clamps for years, so we looked forward to using Irwin’s parallel-jaw clamps. The steel-reinforced jaws and thick steel I-beam bar did not flex under pressure. But at 6-1/2 lbs for the 24" clamps and 9 lbs for each 48" model, the heft adds up when you move a clamped assembly off your bench. The movable jaws dig into the smooth bars when tightened, leaving bite marks that impede movement on later glue-ups.
And the fine handle threads require more turns to tighten and loosen than most other parallel-jaw clamps.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

Reader Reviews

davedye@ptd.net's picture

Irwin parallel-jaw clamps

Review Summary

I have several Irwin parallel-jaw clamps and I do not find them reliable for parallel clamping. I would not purchase any more of them. Go with Bessey or Jorgenson or Jet.

Detailed Ratings

2.0
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

2

Ease of Use

2

Value

2

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