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Offline dlu@canishe.com

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2018, 12:42 PM »
If you're thinking about heading towards Portland or Seattle, you might want to consider going through Tacoma. Edensaw Woods has a location there and they can get most of what they have in Port Townsend there overnight. There is also Architectural Hardwoods in Tacoma. Plenty of good places in Portland (and no sales tax).

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2018, 05:10 PM »
Cool thanks. I have a small job coming up near the tri cities in the spring.  That info will come in handy.

Offline earcaesar1

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2018, 02:32 PM »
Where all would you suggest to buy some tradesman bessey clamps from or who would have some good black friday deals for clamps in general.

Offline dlu@canishe.com

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2018, 10:51 PM »
Where all would you suggest to buy some tradesman bessey clamps from or who would have some good black friday deals for clamps in general.

Acme Tool seems to have good pricing and free shipping.

Offline lwoirhaye

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2018, 01:39 AM »
JET had a seasonal sale of their parallel clamps for awhile.  I never bought any because I already had clamps.   I don't know if they're the best ones out there but with the discount people who bought them seemed to think they were a good deal.

Offline BarneyD

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2018, 12:02 PM »
Received a sale flier from japanwoodworker.com yesterday. Staring on the 27th they will have 30% off on the Bessey 'F' style clutch type clamps. The 24" version will be $10.32 ea.
Barney

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2018, 12:20 PM »

If you're looking to clamp up large table tops, you're going to be into huge money for the type you linked to or the many different k-body style others have recommended.  Don't get me wrong, I have many k-body clamps but none longer than 36".  But back when I started out, i bought a handful of pony bar clamps and bought some black pipe to make several long lengths. I still use them to this day.   

Having a large assembly table will help you keep them flat.  Otherwise, there are many jig tables you can cobble together to help you with that.

Offline earcaesar1

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Looks like Woodcraft has a deal on bora parallel clamps for 99 with 2 x 24" and 2 x 31" what are people thought of the brand. Sale is on until the end of the day

Offline dlu@canishe.com

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2018, 03:10 PM »
Looks like Woodcraft has a deal on bora parallel clamps for 99 with 2 x 24" and 2 x 31" what are people thought of the brand. Sale is on until the end of the day

The prices today are $90 for two of the 24 or 31 inch clamps. Acme Tool's usual price on Bessey K-Body clamps is lower. Without no experience with the Bora clamps, I'd lean towards the Besseys.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2018, 04:22 PM »
Looks like Woodcraft has a deal on bora parallel clamps for 99 with 2 x 24" and 2 x 31" what are people thought of the brand. Sale is on until the end of the day

The prices today are $90 for two of the 24 or 31 inch clamps. Acme Tool's usual price on Bessey K-Body clamps is lower. Without no experience with the Bora clamps, I'd lean towards the Besseys.

Home depot also has very good prices for the 50 in. K-Body REVOlution (KRE) Parallel Clamp.   They usually have them in stock where I live.
 
Bob

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Clamps and thoughts
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2018, 08:54 AM »
Speaking of clamps (F style), I found that video a few days ago and thought it might interest some people here. Beware this is an Amana tool sponsored video. The end result is pretty sweet to have multiple clamps using very little spaces in your shop.

Mario