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Kreg Bench Klamp System

Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Kreg
Model:
KKS-KBKSYS
Price:
$40

Description

* System includes hard-anodized aluminum insert plate and clamp
* Keyed slot connection offers instant clamp removal from plate
* Perfect for assembling pocket-hole joints
* Also use as general hold-down for routing and more
* Insert plate can be routed into workbench to add clamping locations

Reader Reviews

This system just makes good hard sense

Review Summary

The Kreg bench clamping system is ingenious for its simplicity and its effectiveness. In use you route a recess for the clamping plate and then screw it down to your bench. Then, courtesy of the keyed slot, the locking pliers easily mount and dismount, spins 360° and accommodates holding anything that will fit within its adjustment range. I've been using this system since it was first introduced. At that time it only had the original 6" by 6" mounting plate.
Since then they've introduced the smaller plates. The smaller size means that it's now quicker and easier to route the pocket and inlay it into your bench top. I've got two of the 3" by 4" plates (my original large plate is now sitting spare) with one recessed in each end of my bench. And I use them constantly. This system is aces for doing things like holding face frames when you're milling for and attaching pocket screws. And it's wonderful for holding stock tight to the bench as you mill for biscuits or Dominoes, as well as any other hold-down duties you may encounter. Being able to clamp your stock to the bench top essentially eliminates any small bowing that may be present in your boards, and that translates to much more accurately fitting biscuit and Domino joints. I really have no knocks about this system. It's quick, easy, polite, extremely effective and is a cost-conscious solution for holding down anything that you don't want to wander on the bench. This is a very highly recommended system.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Conviently on the bench but not in the way

Review Summary

I have a couple of these smaller plates and it's nice to have these mounted directly on the bench( flush with the surface) where they are convenient , yet not in the way.
I especially appreciate the sturdiness and powerful clamping force these Kreg clamps produce, which is needed when clamping adjoining face frame parts for assembly with pocket screws.I was able to pick up a couple of these on a discount when Woodcraft was clearing these older model ones out ( pictured), in prep for the newer ones, which I haven't used. In fact, I use these clamps all over my shop on almost all my jigs since they do fit in Rocklers standard t- track.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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