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[Princess Auto] Adjustable Bar Clamp 4/6/12/24/36" $2.49/4.99/5.99/6.99/7.99

Was looking for some adjustable clamps, and found these. Price is great, and seems low risk with Princess Auto's return policy.

Has anyone ever tried these?

4 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

6 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

12 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

24 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

36 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader
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Hot deal for the 36. Upvote. Tx op
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I just ordered a pair of 4 in, 12 in and 24 in. I've never used them before, but I've been looking for a set for some items on my "Honey-Build" project list when I go on Parental Leave and figured for this price you can't go wrong, even if they only work for these few projects.
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What sizes would people recommend for general future use in your workshop? I definitely have need for something like this every now and then, but I don't think I'd need one of each size!
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Thank you OP bought some =)
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cappaj wrote: What sizes would people recommend for general future use in your workshop? I definitely have need for something like this every now and then, but I don't think I'd need one of each size!
I have no direct experience myself, so others may chime in, but I figured that you CAN use longer clamps for shorter jobs (a 24" will work in place of a 6", for example), but the length may be cumbersome. I'm also a bit wary about how "strong" some of the longer ones are, and figure they may flex more than wanted, so if I need to go bigger than 24", I'll probably try to pick up a set of 1/2" pipe clamps. But again, that's just my non-expert, not-very-handy thoughts.
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cappaj wrote: What sizes would people recommend for general future use in your workshop? I definitely have need for something like this every now and then, but I don't think I'd need one of each size!
Bigger ones are better but honestly, you can never have too many clamps.
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These look like fairly light-duty clamps, there isn't enough plastic in the jaws:

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All of these Princess Auto deals being posted are killing my wallet. Fortunately I already have all the adjustable clamps I need so I can resist this deal but I'm sure there will be another irresistible deal from them posted here soon. Even though I won't be ordering this time, I'll still upvote the OP for posting this.
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cappaj wrote: What sizes would people recommend for general future use in your workshop? I definitely have need for something like this every now and then, but I don't think I'd need one of each size!
This video gives you a run down of the various clamp types; at the end he recommends the basic types and numbers of clamps you might need. I found it helpful:
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jugojugo wrote: Was looking for some adjustable clamps, and found these. Price is great, and seems low risk with Princess Auto's return policy.

Has anyone ever tried these?

4 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

6 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

12 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

24 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

36 in. Adjustable Bar Clamp/Spreader

I've used these. I bought them to help with a small tile project and they are all broken. If you squeeze the trigger too hard, the body of the clamp will break/pop open rendering the clamp barely usable.
I don't recommend them for any real job work.
These are definitely light duty only. Maybe good for small craft work????
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Jon Lai wrote: These should only be used to secure something in place so that you can use the stronger F clamps to put the required pressure.
100% I have snapped several similar to this, Canadian Tire jobs.. I will say for light duty tasks they are incredibly convenient and easy to use.. the fact that they even state "spreader" is laughable, do not under any circumstance attempt to spread something with any force whatsoever with these. Any advice for a deal on something more robust? I see the giant woodworking ones on TV but they are incredibly pricey. That said I may pick up 1 or 2 more of these as they are incredibly convenient.
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CalgaryRunner wrote: All of these Princess Auto deals being posted are killing my wallet. Fortunately I already have all the adjustable clamps I need so I can resist this deal but I'm sure there will be another irresistible deal from them posted here soon. Even though I won't be ordering this time, I'll still upvote the OP for posting this.
Dude. You can never have enough clamps.
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Spawk1028 wrote: Dude. You can never have enough clamps.
LOL, you haven't seen my workshop. Also, my clamps are all metal so they're strong enough to handle any project I'm doing.
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I ordered this 4 pc Bessey F clamp set (2 each of the 6-inch GSCC2.506 and 12-inch GSCC2.512 clamps) from HD for $30.
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If you want a better built clamp, I would check out KMS Tools. I recently bought a whole bunch of clamps from them (the shipping fees if you aren't local may kill the deal though):

https://www.kmstools.com/magnum-24-ratc ... der-102915

I also don't think you can compare these clamps to pipe clamps with a cast iron pipe. They are way more sturdier but but they are also equally more cumbersome (heavy, can damage the work surface, can't operate with one hand) and I don't find them really necessary unless I have a big project (over 36") or I am doing a glue-up. In either event, KMS tools has (I think) the lowest price on pipe clamps:

https://www.kmstools.com/magnum-3-4-pipe-clamp-119031
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Buyer Beware. Princess Auto, I had 4 of the 12 inch, snapped every one of the hand clamps. I was using them to clamp wooden boxes together while the glue set. The handles broke, Stick with the Bessey or similar quality , if you do any serious project work. I returned them

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