Solid Quality Clamps. I can put all of my quick clamps (some cheap, others pricey) on a glued up cabinent as tight as they will go, then add the bessey clamps and see notable improvement in alignment and glue squeeze out. After using bessey's everything else feels cheap and lightweight. I will still use my quick clamps for light tasks around the shop, but if I need a solid joint held together its gotta be bessey! This particular package arrived quick, was well boxed, and is a great combination of sizes at a great price.
Ordered these clamps the other day because of a gold box coupon. Even with out the coupon it's totally worth the price. Bessey clamps are the best on the market. The parallelism of the jaws and even clamping pressure top to bottom of the clamping surface is unmatched. A great addition to any shop!
I've been a fan of the Bessey K clamps for some time, and have a large collection. The parallel jaws, quick set-up, relative lightness, and phenomenal clamping force all add up to a first-class tool. My old pipe clamps have gotten really dust-covered since I discovered Bessey via Norm on the NYW.
Worth every penny and I saved tons of them when I went Bessey crazy last year (Amazon had huge sales). I picked up two 48" cabinet door sets, several large ones including 50", 60" and a bunch of additional 24" ones.
If you gave the woodworker in your life 1 or more Bessey K-Body clamps they would be really pleased. Any size it doesn't matter. Woodworkers never have enough clamps!!!!
Bessey clamps are the best clamps you can purchase, but the price does reflect that. Hardly any bending in the bar when stretching distances of 50 inches and TONS of clamping force. They are a bit heavy, but not if you're used to pipe clamps.
I've been using these for about 6 months and am always happy with them. They have good clamping power and wood glue is easy to remove from all the surfaces. They are easy to clamp with nice handles and quickly bite into the serrations on the beam and are just as easy to take off the serrations to readjust.
The clamps are good for most cabinet construction requirements, though I prefer the Jorgenson cabinetmaster clamps for their larger beefier clamping heads and the larger handles. Both are very good clamps that will last a long time.