Four Way Clamp Trial Run
I picked a few of these up on sale at Rockler back awhile. Made the rails for them out of some painted scrap oak. I'm not sold that they are any faster than a few Bessey's. They do make gathering and aligning the panels easier. They do not put enough pressure on the boards to make them align if they are a bit errant. These boards were as they're just milled scrap I'm using for a proto-type of a table top I'm playing with. The F-clamps on the end take care of that just as they do with other bar clamps in this configuration.
I think I got them for about $15 a pair which is OK. They are awkward to store; mine live over the rafters near the lumber rack. I wouldn't pay full-pop for them (or the Planos for that matter) but they do work well for what they are designed to do. Final opinion: got 'em cheap and have room to store them so I say; thumbs up. If I was tighter on storage space and had a rack of Bessey's already; I'd pass.
Last edited by glenn bradley; 02-08-2008 at 04:08 AM.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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