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Jake

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Looking at this

http://www.tool-up.co.uk/shop/diy/scan/se=7145/sf=cat

The difference has to be the length of the clamp bits (rather than the bar), i.e. the depth of grip.

I've got a couple of Record ones which look similar but not identical, bought on some special offer somewhere. They are OK, but way overpriced at their usual prices.
 

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You may want to take a look at the Dakota ones that Rutlands do, I have got these and ones made by City Tool , They are both copies of Jorgensen clamps but work very well, the ratchet allows for one handed tightening for those frantic moments during a big glue up :D City ones cost me £1.93 for 12" long :D :D

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jasonB":354j85e3 said:
City ones cost me £1.93 for 12" long :D :D
Those look fantastic value, Jason 8) - do you have a contact number/web address for City tool?

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Neil, I've a load of these. Just ordinary F clamps with clutch plates. Picked them up from the "bargain" stalls at WW shows a few years back. Think they are branded (or at least have a sticker on them - all from the same factory on PRC) AmTech. Handy enough and cheap.

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Thanks, Noel - they look ideal for clamping up when laminating as per Jason's very nice WIP photo.

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I'll see if I can find a local source for you.

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Noel / Neil,

There is an Am-Tech stockist on the main street in Wexford - not sure if that's any use to you, but it's the only place I remember seeing Am-Tech stocken in Ireland.

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Thanks, Noely

Thanks, Les - I'm not down that way too often, but I guess I could order them by post if I don't find a local source. You don't happen to remember the name of the stockist, do you?

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Sorry Neil, don't have the name of the top of my head, but I'll be in wexford again first week in April so will check then - could even do the "mail-order" bit for you if they won't!

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Sorry, that should have been £2.93 each for the 12". I had to order them from my local tool/hardware shop that keep some City products, also got them in the larger lengths from various WW shows. Just have a look around your local tool shops and see if they stock City and ask to see the catalogue as I could not find a web site for them. The Dakota ones are a bit better quality but not much in it

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Thanks, guys - Jason, I thought that price sounded too good to be true, although £2.93 doesn't sound bad either!

Les, thanks for the offer - I'll have a look in Galway first as I suspect that the postage wouldn't exactly be cheap!

Cheers,
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Neil,
I have seen AmTech products stocked in a store here in Dublin, some time ago. I don't recall which store, but it was possibly Lenehans on Capel street (although their website, www.lenehans.ie, doesn't seem to list any AmTech products, so I may have seen them elsewhere, possibly even McQuillans on Capel Street). As far as I can remember, the only ones stocked were the AmTech copies of the QuickGrip clamps, rather than the more robust looking ones in Jason's photos.

If I spot them again, I'll let you know.
 

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neil amtech can mean amcr** alot of the things they make are just cheap c*** .
 

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Frank, that's why there's 2 quid a pop BUT they actually work and work quite well. Agree with you most of their other stuff is skip quality.

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I think these are all right .

Link



I will by some more as they are very good

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