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.
Ease of Use
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