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Pittsburgh Cast Iron Pipe Clamp

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
1.8
out of 5
Brand:
Pittsburgh
Model:
31255
Price:
$10

Description

Pittsburgh 2 Pc. Heavy Duty 3/4" Pipe Clamp Set

* Heat-Treated Cast Iron Construction
* 1.5" Throat Depth
* Pipe not included

WOOD magazine review

Pittsburgh Pipe Clamp

Review Summary

Outside of a few annoyances, these sturdily built clamps work well: The tail jaw slides smoothly and bites fast when you apply force, and the screw turns with acceptable smoothness. But they tip over easily because of a small, convex base on the head jaw, and a tail jaw that stands on the bottom of the clutch plates. And, you have only about ¼" clearance between the crank and the work surface. If you do just the occasional glue-up, here’s your clamp.
And, even if you do a lot of glue-up work, these serve as affordable complements to a set of stable, elevated clamps. For example, we had good success using other models as base clamps (under the panel) and alternating those with Pittsburgh clamps above the panel, an application where their tippiness isn’t an issue.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

Reader Reviews

not worth the money

Review Summary

I bought 4 and am more than a bit disapointed. Most of my clamps are Pony. The Pittsburg clamps are not finished as well. I had to file off burrs to get them to fit pipe. Paint on thread was very thick and made it difficult to thread. When tighten to clamp they tend to slide rather than bite. When they do bite it burrs the pipe to the point where you can not slide the clamp beyond the bite point without removing burrs from pipe.
the one good thing about them widh is superior is that they stand very solidly on work surface. Spend the 3 or 4 dollars more and buy Pony

Detailed Ratings

1.8
out of 5

Performance

1

Features

4

Ease of Use

1

Value

1

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