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.
Ease of Use
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