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Jorgensen Expandable Bar Clamp

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
1.0
out of 5
Brand:
Jorgensen
Model:
33412
Price:
$24

Description

The expandable feature allows two ISD 3 bar clamps to be combined into one single clamp, adding an additional 6" of clamping length to their bar clamps when combined. These bar clamp also feature a quick release mechanism to change to the expandable or reversible position.

WOOD magazine review

Lightweight clamps hold fast, couple for more capacity

Review Summary

These are good clamps with nice features, but a few quirks that keep them from being great. The soft, rubber-overmold, pistol-grip handle and trigger feel very comfortable to squeeze and release compared to the hard plastic surfaces of most other one-handed bar clamps. They demonstrated the third-highest clamping force (just short of 200 lbs) among 11 clamps in our test—more than enough for the jobs this type of clamp should be doing.
They disassemble easily to convert to spreader mode, or when you want to couple two clamps together with the ingenious jigsaw-puzzle-like connectors to make a longer clamp. And we like the new slide-up-and-down releases on the fixed jaws; the earlier generation had a thumb-bolt that kept coming loose and/or breaking. The waffle-faced jaws easily leave impressions on softwoods such as pine or cedar, and even some hardwoods when clamped to maximum strength.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

They did not clamp!

Review Summary

I bought four of these, and none of them would lock up on the bar right from the get go. The company reviewed them, decided they were rusty (does not account for the problem in my eyes) and offered me their basic bar clamps instead. Of course, I have had some of their basic clamps for years, and the rust does not hamper them at all!

Detailed Ratings

1.0
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

1

Ease of Use

1

Value

1

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