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 Post subject: Bessey clamps
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm 
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I'm looking to buy or get someone to buy me some assembly clamps, and like the look of the Bessey clamps,
so first question is are they worth the money,
second question is, KR body clamps or Uni clamps, are the benefits between one and the other worth the price
third question are there better clamps on the market in the same price bracket.

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 Post subject: Re: Bessey clamps
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:59 pm 
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For what they are they are a lot of money (OK, they are good, but.....). There is an old adage that you never have enough cramps and on that basis if you are staring out might I suggest that you consider getting more cramp heads and some home-made timber battens, drilled for the pins, like these Record-Irwin M130 models:

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In terms of bang for buck more of them rather than less of the Bessey clamps is maybe worth thinking about.

Just playing devils advocate, here :wink:

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i have about 45 solo style clamps mixture off 4and 6"
5 toolstation
https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p30478?table=no
rutlands heavy clamps
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+woodworkin ... dk135pack6
and many cast "G" clamps from record and many other generic from 9-20"[about 8]
90% off use is the solo clamps and toolstation bar clamps as they are quick and ideal for light to medium clamping

ooohhh and don't buy them from rutlands until they are on special with about 30-40% off :lol:

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