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Jorgensen Cabinet Master Parallel Clamp

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Jorgensen
Model:
8018
Price:
$40

Description

These JORGENSEN Bar Clamps are ideal for flat panel, box, cabinet, frame and panel doors assemblies or any other project that requires squareness or evenly applied pressure. Large steel reinforced jaws assure the distribution of clamping pressure over large areas. The jaws stay parallel to assure squareness and prevent work pieces from bowing or lifting. Built in clamp stand allows clamps to stand upright for one handed use and easier/quicker sliding head adjustment. The sliding head can be reversed on the bar and the clamp then acts as a spreader.

• $40 listed price is typical for a 24" clamp; other lengths vary slightly.
• Clamping Faces - 3-3/4" height and 1-7/8" width
• Bar - 1-3/16" X 3/8" high-carbon steel
• Screws - 5/8" diameter cold-drawn steel with special, smooth cut Acme threads
• Handles - Solid maple
• Available in 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60" lengths

WOOD magazine review

Large handle and jaws make this clamp a winner

Review Summary

This is essentially our second-favorite parallel clamp, and for good reason. We like its large maple handle because it's easy to grip and turn to generate clamping force, which topped out at over 750 psi in our testing—more than enough for any woodworking job. The plastic-coated jaws are second-largest and easy to clean, as is the smooth bar, which also fared best against staining wood when contacted with wet glue.
The spring-loaded end stop moves along the bar so you can position it anywhere on your bench to keep the bar parallel and the jaws off the bench surface. Our biggest complaint with the Cabinet Master is the backsliding of the moveable jaw when tightening—too often it required a second hand to hold the jaw while the mechanism grabbed hold.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Love them

Review Summary

These are now my go to clamps for virtually every glue up. The price is comparable to other brands of this style plus they are AMERICAN MADE.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

leef

Review Summary

my favorite clamp and have i think 8 of them and 3 k bessey ranging from 24 -50 i think it is...this clamp is my favorite..easy to use easy clean up if glue gets on it as it has no notches along the spline..never had any trouble with it clamping or slipping..ever...i have quit buying bessey and stuck with this one..

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

King of clamps

Review Summary

I built a complete new kitchen using these clamps. I bought 4 24" and 4 48" clamps. I considered others, but each of these were less than $40 each. Better value then Bessy (I own 2 24" Bessy clamps). These clamps absolutely squared each cabinet (41" tall) without need for the corner clamps I have used in the past. Easy to use and plenty of pressure. Can't go wrong buying these.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

clamps

Review Summary

Quite impressed with these overall, but as a few reported elsewhere in other reviews, the sliding locking mechanism may stick on a rare few, requiring a screw driver to disengage. In going through the store supply, it was evident the rare, minor sticking one...but this is a minor issue with the overall quality of the American made product. YES! (prefer to the Bessey)

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Hand clamp

Review Summary

Purchased four of the twenty four inch clamps a couple of years ago and they work very well. If you leave they hand crank extended into the clamp face the clamp will not stick, all you have to do is unscrew the hand crank and it pops open,

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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