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Who would have thought so many features could come from a simple clamp. Trouble is they are too pricey but I will buy four when I win Lotto.Thanks for the interesting video Harry.James.
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lot of money for a made in China Clamp backed by poor CS...

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lot of money for a made in China Clamp backed by poor CS...
I don't know, Stick... I bought some 3/4" pipe clamps at HD and noticed later that day that one casting was cracked so I notified them online about the defect. Within the day I got a message back that they were sending a replacement.

A second time I bought some of the plastic clamps at Lowe's when they were closing out the line and noticed one was broken. Did the same thing and they sent a replacement. No questions asked in either case and no delay.

So for me, anyway, their CS is great.

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I have purchased 8 of these clamps over several years. Almost all of them were close out purchases where the vendor changed brands or last years models. I really like them but new they are really pricey. I use these more than pipe clamps. Has anyone used Jets brand or any of the other alternatives?

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Yes Harry another interesting video. Keep it up.
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Define "pricey."

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I have 6 of the older model K-body clamps that I got for half price when Home Depot dropped Bessey for a while. I reach for them first, and then go back to pipe clamps when I run out of K-bodies. The only complaint I have is that the surface of the bar is grooved and collects glue. After a while, the clamp doesn't slide easily because of the glue build-up. Only way I've found to get it off easily is heat it with a torch. I finally started protecting the bottom clamps with paper while gluing, but that adds another layer of complexity to the situation.

Anybody have a better solution?
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Andy, I use either wax paper or plastic wrap (Saran wrap) to protect the bar from glue. Comes off easily when done.

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