Irwin quick-grip xp600
Today, I was running errands and needed some items for Molly - our Boston Terrier. Molly represents a major "income stream" for PETsMART, as she is addicted to Greenies [dog treats] to the tune of about $35.00 per week. Anyway, there is a Home Depot next door and I needed to kill some time while a guy I would later meet with was out for lunch. Up and down the tool aisle at this Home Depot is fun, because it is one of the really big - full size stores and it stays well-stocked.
I was looking for some one-handed clamps and found IRWIN QUICK-GRIP, these are the Heavy Duty XP600 in 12" size. The label says it has 600 lb capacity. In the past, I've had slippage problems with similar lighter-duty clamps. I bought a pair @ $50.00. Do any of you have any comments about this particular (NEW?) type of clamp?
I tried to read where they were made, but it was so small that an ant would need to squat-down and squint to read it. Later, when I got home; with my magnifier - I was able to see "Made in China to IRWIN specifications". I guess now that I have them, I'll not take them back; but it will be interesting to see how they perform.
I like the fact that one-handed clamps do not twist like C or F style clamps, which can be critical in small-part glue-ups.
Thanks so much!
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
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Last edited by OPG3; 01-07-2013 at 05:35 PM.
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