Get two 24" and two 40" parallel clamps featuring the largest clamping surface in the industry – plus four framing blocks for squaring up assemblies and four bench dogs! Clamps feature a 4-1/8" jaw depth, jaws that can reverse to convert clamp to a spreader, and ergonomic handles with soft grip for added comfort and increased torque.
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Better than BesseyPosted June 12, 2014
quality control issue - bars may be twisted or bentPosted August 30, 2014
I exchanged the first set for a second set. The second set was not perfect either. Two out of the four bars had slight twists or bends in them. In this case the two 40" bars were straight but the two 24" bars had the slight deviations. I decided to keep this set as at least the longer bars were straight in this batch. With the shorter bars I figured I wouldn't be sliding the jaws as far.
I originally decided to go with these Jet parallel clamps due to the release handle. I figured this would make them easier to operate than Bessey clamps while retaining more grip then other clamping systems that do not utilize gripping teeth along the bar. However in use this handle doesn't really make things operate any easier, especially when you have bars that are not straight to begin with.
This product had a lot of promise but did not live up to my expectations. It's still reasonably functional though. Just carefully inspect the bars for straightness if you purchase. Exercise the jaws and make sure they slide to your satisfaction.