Episode 115 18 Quick Grip Clamps Review

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,
    Recently I added some new Quick Clamps to my arsenal of clamps.
    They are larger than the ones I already had, but at the time of purchase I realized that there were also accessories that could be added to them to make them more versatile.
    They came in handy for a build I was doing for my youngest ( 5 ) Grandson.
    My son was the first in the family to have one of these in the 1980`s. Then one followed for my first Grandson in about 2008, then my second Grandson about 3 years ago and now this final version for the youngest.
    That`s it though folks.....the end of an era.....no more....only four exist in the world....:avatar:



    The little bloke is quite chuffed to have one of his own now.
    But anyway........these clamps are like having extra sets of hands, but you`ve got to buy the good ones.
    The cheap ones are just rubbish and won`t last.



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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Another great review Gormo. I had no idea that these accessories existed. Very handy indeed. Thanks for posting this up.

    cheers

    toto
     
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    I already have two, but just spotted these at a bargain price at the Wigan exhibition

    Small clamps.jpg
    It's the type that can be reversed too!
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    No worries Toto,
    I`ll post a link to Irwin`s accessories page for clamps on their website. As you will see, there a few other handy bits and bobs.
    https://www.irwin.com/tools/browse/clamps/clamp-accessories
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Not familiar with the brand but they look good......very handy and a good price.
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    The old pair I have is from Wilko's, they are OK, but lack pressure (slip if you push back) but they are very small.
    I don't do much wood work at the moment and have a pair of sash clamps if needed, but I actually use these little things for modelling!
    When plastic finger clamps are not wide enough or the big ones with a wide throat exert too much pressure, then these are great for holding things together while some glue sets etc.
     
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  7. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    The clamps I have are 3/4" and very strong. I tend not to use them on easily compressed materials like foam board but on wood and plasticard they are bang on.
    I also have some mini ratchet clamps, 4" and 6", the 6" are much better than the 4", yet they are made by the same company. I got mine from Squires at exhibitions, I think they were £3.50 for the 6".

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    Prices are all over the shop for clamps.......just depends what you want I suppose and that`s reflected in the price.
    It`s good to have a range of these things to suit the purpose, so that`s what I`m slowly working on........a collection....:avatar::avatar:
    :cheers::tophat:Gormo
     
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    Mr Porter Failure is always an option. Full Member

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    Like you I have acquired a few Irwin clamps over the years. I have also bought cheap no name ones on the internet that lasted 5 minutes.
    I now only buy Irwins. A little bit more expensive but a known quality.

    Jim
    :headbanger:
     
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    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    That`s the ticket Jim..........get with the strength....:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
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