Woodworking Bar Clamps – Review


Woodworking Bar Clamps

A woodworking clamp is designed to hold two or more components of wood in a fixed position to Woodworking Bar Clampswork on, or to join together using glue, nails, screws or some form of dowels. If the components are temporary and need to be disassembled then the use of glue is not used.

There are many different types of clamps available and in this selection we are discussing the bar clamp. There are a range of sizes and so this review covers some of the popular sizes and manufacturers you will encounter.


Bessey GSCC2.524 2.5-Inch x 24-Inch Economy Clutch Style Bar Clamp


The Bessey range are very impressive and well constructed,  the bar is nickel plated with serrated rail. The Clutch plates are a two piece designed for positioning easily.

The the 24 inch clamp capacity with protective pads.

The throat depth is 2.5 inch.

It has a clamping force of 600 lbs.

The handle is shaped ergonomically for pleasant use.

The sliding and fixed jaws are of cast iron.

The bar clamps can be purchased single, packs of 2,3 or 4.


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IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 1964758 One-Handed Mini Bar Clamp 4 Pack, 6″


These small single handed clamps are designed to be able to clamp small objects in limited work space.

The one-handed operation of clamping and release is perfect for many operations.

The clamps have on their gripping action do not scratch or scuff having pads that are non-marring.

The gripping force of the clamps is evenly spread over the workpieces is 140 lbs.

The bar of the clamp is manufacture hardened steel to prevent bending and flexing, the clamping fixtures are or resin construction.

They are sold in packs of 4 clamps.


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TEKTON Mini 6-Inch x 1-1/2-Inch Ratchet Bar Clamp and 9-Inch Spreader | 39180


The TEKTON bar clamp has two operations, one is to clamp work pieces together, then by transferring the the fixed jaw to the other end of the bar the tool can then operate as a spreader.

The clamping has a ratchet system that ensures a constant pressure to prevent creep.

By use of the ratchet it permits the use of of a trigger operation to apply constant and exact pressure.

A quick release button is incorporated to allow a free movement of the jaw to a new position.

To protect the work pieces the jaws have soft pads preventing damage.

The jaw assembly are manufactured from super-strong nylon.


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Yost K5024 24 Inch Parallel


Yost is small company, the service is very good.

If you are looking for a lightweight product that is easy to clamp.

The clamps come in three sizes 12, 24 and 36 inch.

There is very little other information as Yost web-site has nothing on it at the moment.

There are some very good comments from purchasers of the product.


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Bessey BGPKIT General Purpose Clamp Kit


If you are looking for a start up selection of clamps this set would be a possibility.

The set contains the following:

XM5, 2 inch spring clamps (2 of)

LM2.004, 40 inch general purpose clamps (2 of)

TGJ2.506, 6 inch medium purpose clamps (2 of)

TG4.008, 8 inch medium purpose clamps (2 of)

PC34, 0.75 inch pipe clamp (2 of)

If you were to price the items individually this is a good deal.

To this offer there is a lifetime warranty.


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Woodworking Bar Clamps

Bar clamps are an essential piece of equipment in general woodworking environment for hold work pieces whilst working on them. Assembling components and clamping them in place whilst the glue is setting. Bar clamps are just on form of clamping tool and they come in a range of sizes, the above review gives you an idea of what is available.