|Item Weight||4.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.8 x 8 x 1.8 inches|
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|Item model number||TG5.512|
|Material||Malleable Cast Iron|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Bessey TG5.512 5-1/2-by-12-Inch Heavy Duty Tradesmen Bar Clamp
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|Item Dimensions||8 x 15.75 x 1.75 in||9.5 x 20 x 1.75 in||4.5 x 14.5 x 1.13 in||6 x 11.5 x 1.38 in||9.5 x 27.75 x 1.75 in||3.25 x 6 x 0.75 in|
JMCTG5.512 Features: -Regular and Heavy Duty — Ideal for sheet metal, stainless steel, light duty work and woodworking applications. Unique locking device permanently molded into malleable cast iron sliding arm eliminates slippage by interlocking with serrations on rail.. -JMC - BESSEY CLAMPS. -Needs no clutching actionRail is serrated on six faces eliminates slippage by friction fit against malleable cast iron jawLarge diameter pad surface complete with protective caps minimize ''''dimpling'''' of material while protecting surfaceLarge Acme thread for fast turningErgonomically designed wood handles give you positive strong clamping. -UNSPC CODE: 27112100. Product Type: -Clamps.
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The Bessey TG5.512 5-1/2-by-12-Inch Heavy Duty Tradesmen Bar Clamp provides the most advanced hand-clamping technology available. Tradesmen bar clamps are fast action, high quality sliding arm bar clamps. These clamps feature a patented profiled rail, I beam design that minimizes the flexing or bending common with flat bar rails, patented non-slip locking device, zinc-finished drawn rail to prevent black marks from appearing on wood, protective non-marring pads, and a comfortable ergonomic grip wood handle. Bessey's simply unequaled, proven clamp design has made it the choice of professionals worldwide.
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Apart from its immense clamping potential, what I really like is the "reach" of the jaws. Just try to find some decent clamps with a 5 1/2" reach - the best I could find were some wooden ones. As others have pointed out, these clamps are great for immobilizing something to your workbench or torsion box table. With their great reach I intend to use them with cauls to force the boards even with each other during my table top glue up. (p.s. the best way to store these, I found, was to hang them in one of the metal hangers that Rocker and Woodcraft sell. They work well for bar clamps too)
Made of sturdy metal
Excellent design and quality
Worth the expense
I didn't buy more
1) Perfect for caul clamping- when gluing up a table-top (or any flat surface with multiple pieces of wood), I generally need to use cauls to make sure the boards are and stay flat. These do that beautifully. Their deep reach means I'm not doing gymnastics trying to get the clamps positioned properly.
2) "Quick release"- there's no lever to depress in order to slide the clamp open or closed. You just apply a little bit of angular pressure and you're good to go. This means I can apply a clamp one-handed, which is really nice when I'm trying to hold things in place with my other hand.
3) Solid and heavy- my smaller F-clamps bow and can't really apply that much pressure. These things are beasts. They are rock solid. The downside is they are definitely heavy, which can make them a little unwieldy. But I'll take heavy and sturdy over light and flimsy any day.
These clamps are perfect for holding things down to a bench top or using them as cauls. The'd also be great for bent lamination glue-ups. I don't think I'd choose to use them for edge grain glue-ups, though I guess you could in a pinch. Solid, sturdy, easy to use. My new go-to clamps.