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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2018, 11:06 AM »
I have a had a good number of times that the quick clamp handle sticking out has been in the way. And also when it would have been nice to be able to control the tightness much more precisely than can be done with the squeeze handle quick clamps.

I don't see it as reinventing the wheel , I see it as another type of clamp in the tool arsenal.

Seth
  My single biggest complaint with my Irwin Clamps is that the soft pads allow the clamps to 'walk' sometimes once you're clamped down. They can creep on you.   [huh]
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Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2018, 01:14 PM »
Pusher will have stock this Friday on the shorter ones. Will pick up two 150mm for the man purse and possibly two for the shop.
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DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2018, 02:56 PM »
I have a had a good number of times that the quick clamp handle sticking out has been in the way. And also when it would have been nice to be able to control the tightness much more precisely than can be done with the squeeze handle quick clamps.

I don't see it as reinventing the wheel , I see it as another type of clamp in the tool arsenal.

Seth
  My single biggest complaint with my Irwin Clamps is that the soft pads allow the clamps to 'walk' sometimes once you're clamped down. They can creep on you.   [huh]

Yes, that too.

Seth

Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2018, 02:32 PM »
Picked up four GearKlamp 15 (150mm) today. Feels pretty well put together and they will go into action straight away.

I got reamed on the price, they just got them in and I was the first one to buy them and I feel I probably overpaid by a huge margin  [unsure] but I realized that just now as I was checking online prices. Online I could find them at more than 30% off what I paid  [crying]. Basically I paid more for the 150mm than what the 600mm cost...
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2018, 08:34 PM »
Picked up four GearKlamp 15 (150mm) today. Feels pretty well put together and they will go into action straight away.

I got reamed on the price, they just got them in and I was the first one to buy them and I feel I probably overpaid by a huge margin  [unsure] but I realized that just now as I was checking online prices. Online I could find them at more than 30% off what I paid  [crying]. Basically I paid more for the 150mm than what the 600mm cost...
. Sorry you overpaid.... We’ll see what they cost here in North America once they finally get here later this Summer...
Meanwhile, use yours and review them for us... [thumbs up]
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2018, 02:22 AM »
What about the joy a little glue walking into the guts of this? Can you disassemble it and deal with it? I am always amazed where glue seems to go and dry, before it dries.

Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2018, 03:31 PM »
Leakyroof: will be back in a few days with initial findings.

I started by misplacing the bag with the clamps as I had no recollection of bringing them from the car but I did remember taking out the trash  [crying] and for a while I thought I had tossed them out the first thing I did. Then I realized I had put the clamps in a grocery bag and the groceries are in the fridge so sheer logic tells me the clamps made it home. Probably put them in a workbag so need to go down to the basement and start rummaging through some bags and find them. That's what happens when your are neck deep in a project and switch off your brain.

Tallgrass:
I am very sceptical about anything with moving parts being subjected to excess glue - especially internal parts...
For my intended (general) use I think they will be fine. I am hoping I won't be able to answer that question! But I will see if they can be taken apart for a clean up if it would come to that.

First up will be a strength test, they will perform as grips for lifting up a very large mdf carcass into a waist high opening in a wall. Cabinet is about 170cm high by 158cm wide and 40cm deep with a 16mm mdf back board - so quite heavy and with only a few mm to spare in the opening. Last time I did this lift by myself I came very close to not making it - as I committed to the lift and could no longer place it back down safely I realized I could not see ANYTHING except the interior of the cabinet and had only 2mm on either side, top and bottom for clearance.  I was lucky I got it in place on the first try...  ...yesterday when I had to lift up a 25mm mdf sheet and place it down on the format saw I did realize I am past my prime when it comes to lifting heavy sheet goods [unsure].

Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.

Offline ScotF

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Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2018, 10:44 PM »
I could see these being a big problem solver and will likely pick some up at some point - I find myself in all kinds of weird clamping situations that these would solve.

Re: Bessey GearKlamp
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2018, 07:36 AM »
Ok, so I've used the Gearklamp a few times now and for me it is a mixed bag.

I am not superthrilled by the release or initial clamping action, maybe there is some getting used to it but I found that I started reaching for the Bessey Kliklamps most of the time. For one handed action the Gearklamp is a bit fiddly.

Still, they will have their use but I suggest trying them in store before buying, if you can.

Good clamps, yes, but not great - unless you happen to run into those tight spaces/clamping ops where the shape lends itself better to the task.
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.