Whats the best clamps. The "Must-have"'s
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09-05-2009, 10:10 PM #1
ClampsMillermatic140; Spectrum625; Bobcat250; Lincoln AC225; Bosch grinder
09-05-2009, 10:26 PM #2
Last edited by Railmen; 09-06-2009 at 08:01 AM.2007 Trailblazer 302G
2004 Invision 354MP
1999 60 series feeder
2005 Maxstar 200DX
1999 HF 251-1
older Hobart hefty wire feeder
Maxstar 150S(such a cute welder)
had and sold........
2003 XMT 304CC/CV
1947 Lincoln SA200G short hood
1963 Lincoln SA200G
1975 Lincoln SA200G(best machine ever had )
1970's Lincoln SAE400G
2 Maxstar's 200DX's
1 Maxstar 200SD
2 CST 250
09-05-2009, 10:59 PM #3Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
Rockwell vertical mill
Beverly Shear B-3
Beverly Shear JR
Home-made English wheel
Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
09-05-2009, 11:34 PM #4
I hope no one kicks me in the knees for saying this but, the HF lookalike to the visegrip 11s arnt to bad for 2 pair for less then 10 dollars. Will they clamp down a 1/2" plate for a bending brake to the bench and not bend....NO... they wont work for that. But for general everyday use they work great. In the event you did happen to break one or two, just set them back and the next trip near a HF stop by and they will give you new ones. IF it says Pittsburg they will replace it, no charge. I bought a 22" long 1/2 drive breakover bar, at the check out they said if it breaks bring it back. I bought it for a reason so I didn't hold back, and its still in one piece and straight too.
My other clamps are Strong Hand clamps.
Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
Clarke 180 EN Just in case
Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.
Projects and Misc Albums
http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )
09-06-2009, 07:43 AM #5
You can never have enough of any kind. Any size including vise grips are welcome in my shop...BobBob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
09-06-2009, 07:51 AM #6Junior Member
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- Jul 2009
- Stem NC
Stronghand clamps are really nice. I was die-hard vise grip untill I tried the Stronghands.
Bar clamps are important also. I like the ones the work with 1/2" or 3/4" pipe.
Bessey clamps are hard to beat.
You can never have to many clamps.
09-06-2009, 09:02 AM #7Junior Member
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- Aug 2008
- Krefeld, Germany
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09-06-2009, 10:01 AM #8Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- WY...armpit of U.S.A.
I keep meaning to give this eBay seller a try, but haven't so far. Looks like a good copy of a Wilton...which is a flimsier copy of the Bessey clamps. The price is right.
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/buzzard-...sasiZ1QQ_sopZ1Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
Miller DialArc 250
Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
Logan 7" shaper
Ellis 3000 band saw
Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
Lots of dust bunnies
Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.
09-06-2009, 01:58 PM #9Junior Member
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- Dec 2007
As the others have reported. Bessey clamps are 1st class along with Vise-Grips 11r & 6r locking C-clamps.
Wilton makes a good Bessey copy and the Chinese are knocking off the Bessey too.
I am always on the look out for Bessey's in my travels.
09-06-2009, 04:07 PM #10