Could anyone let me know what the bessey uni-klamps are like and are they worth getting for gluing up and the like.
Problem is, I find them so quick, and reliably easy to use, I almost always reach for them in preference to my older Record Sash clamps. I *really* like my KliKlamps - they are so useful and fast - ideal for last minute "doh" moments during glueup when you just need an extra hand! I've got a couple of those Stanley Quick-Grips or whatever they are called - and they are awful. I won't buy any more.Jake":26fzkxat said:Oh well, we'll have to disagree on this. I can see the K-Bodies (and some of Bessey's other clever cramps) as a premium price, premium quality product.
"Quick Grips" - is what I mean I've find they slip off, don't clamp tightly enough, and are just don't seem to quite work how I want them to! Nil Points I think.Alf":1vor9heb said:
you need to hold the pieces together while glueing up so that a tight and continuous joint is formed you never tighten the clamps as hard as you possibly can so that you squash all the glue out just enough pressure so that a good bond is formed also the pieces may drift apart as at first the glue is wet and the pieces will slip unless another fixing is used i.e biscuits.ColG":2ofhiyhk said:Forgive me if I'm talking out of where the sun don't shine, but I was under the impression that the purpose of clamping was to "hold" the workpieces together while the glue sets and not to force pieces together. Surely if you've got to use clamps to hold pieces together under force then there is something wrong with your woodworking.
I can understand where you need strength in say forming operations but general glueing up???