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Bessey Angle Clamp

Holds your parts at a precise right angle while you nail, screw or glue the joint. Capable of clamping in the middle of the board, or at the corner.
Item #
49957
Rating:
90% of 100

Use the Bessey right angle clamp for clamping square corners at a precise 90 degrees. The right angle clamp is ideal for holding parts to be screwed or glued together. The clamp's maximum opening is 7/8" on one side and 2-1/2" on the other side for members of different thicknesses and 1-3/4" for members of equal thicknesses. Maximum thickness at the joint is 1-1/8".

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More Information
Brand Bessey
Manufacturer Part Number WS-3+2K
Weight 2.7000
Tech Spec
  • Galvanized Acme thread guide spindle
  • Non-marring jaw surfaces
  • Jaw body made of plastic coated die-cast metal
  • Maximum opening (unequal thickness material): 7/8" one side, 2-1/2" other side
  • Maximum opening for T joints: 1-3/16" (30mm) with 2-3/16"(55mm) maximum overall .
Discountable Yes
4.5 / 5.0
108 Reviews
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Amazing clamp
Amazing clamp, buy at least 2 to start with
January 20, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great help
Great clamp to steady jointer projects clamps on my table easy!
January 7, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent product that frees up your hands so you can secure the corners for framing pictures.
January 4, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for assembling drawers and cabinet boxes
December 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Bessey clamps are synonymous with quality
I had a pair of these when I owned my own commercial wood shop. When I closed the shop I sold everything and I’m starting up again in my garage and these clamps are helpful with case work.
December 18, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Best corner clamp I’ve ever seen
Solid well made clamp. Use for various corner clamping activities. Never fails. Only wish the jaw was a inch wider for big materials.

I have two, may get two more to speed up my projects
October 23, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Work great! Used these to make 44 fence panels with metal cattle panels framed out. Every panel came out perfectly square with tight corners with no real effort.
May 11, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
bessey angle clamp.
this thing is great! I wish I had 4 of them.
March 27, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great help during glueups and squaring process.
February 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works as designed recommended for all.
January 6, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Bests price in the market place
Walter H on Jan 28, 2020
I have serveral already. It’s so handy on quick compared to other corner clamps or small vices.
Kenneth H on Dec 25, 2019
Bests price in the market place
Walter H on Jan 28, 2020
Its cool
Matthew G on Jan 9, 2020
I have serveral already. It’s so handy on quick compared to other corner clamps or small vices.
Kenneth H on Dec 25, 2019
I have one and it works great and since Rockler had them on sale I thought it would be a great time to buy 3 so I could build a frame in one move instead of having to wait for the glue to set then build another and etc.
" " on Dec 23, 2019
I have needed these for past projects, so figured it was time to get a couple.
Frank M on Dec 22, 2019
I chose this from reading all the positive comments
R C on Dec 22, 2019
becuase my dad wanted it
Steven M on Dec 19, 2019
To use for putting things together easier.
Sue H on Dec 18, 2019
Have arthritis in hands and needed clamps to help me.
Boyer B on Dec 17, 2019
I plan to make another batch of picture frames, this will make the job much easier.
Stefan V on Dec 14, 2019
This will come in quite handy when joining together 2x4's.
Robert B on Dec 13, 2019
Can’t have too many clamps
Christina H on Dec 12, 2019
Need a good corner clamp
Richard on Dec 8, 2019
Trying to get two pieces at a true right angle can be tough without the proper tool and this came up on sale so I think it's going to be a great Christmas gift from my daughter to my husband.
Grace on Dec 5, 2019
Past performance of Bessey Products/Clamps
Jan Z on Dec 5, 2019
boyfriend circled item in your catalog
nancy w on Dec 4, 2019
Have 3 of these clamps and need the fourth (mislaid one). Excellent tools and well-priced.<br />SJH
Samuel H on Dec 3, 2019
Excellent reviews
JOANNE L on Dec 2, 2019
All metal construction, durability
John H on Aug 29, 2019
Make projects easier
Cathie W on Jul 31, 2019
Looks like it will improve my joints and my vocabulary
Ralph R on Jun 26, 2019
I build picture frames.
Carol W on May 6, 2019
He makes picture frames and etc.
RHONDA K on Dec 30, 2018
I need to make some picture and mirror frames
Andrew Z on Dec 24, 2018
i own one and it work great
Jose R on Dec 23, 2018
I assemble picture frames for needlework and this will help with that work.
Paul K on Dec 22, 2018
needed for cabinetmaking
Gary P on Dec 21, 2018
use the clamp for special project
OTHMAN B on Dec 20, 2018
Best on the market 👍🏻
Wayne on Dec 18, 2018
Better clamp than other right angle clamps. great price
Greg S on Dec 17, 2018
Good addition to my clamp collection
Henry S on Dec 16, 2018
Sale price, just couldn't pass em up.
David V on Dec 15, 2018
gift per request
Ardis O on Dec 12, 2018
Christmas gift request
Judie D on Dec 12, 2018
Daughter asked for it for Christmas
Elizabeth W on Dec 11, 2018
Already have eight of these clamps and they are VERY helpful.
James E O on Dec 11, 2018
These clamps are well known for their quality and the price is an incentive to buy.
Ken on Dec 11, 2018
I needed a versatile clamp like this, and the demo sold me on it.
Shane S on Dec 10, 2018
Great gift.
Sharma Z on Dec 10, 2018
This was on my husband's wish list. I can see how it would be very useful.
Rebecca F on Dec 10, 2018
Purchased to improve cabinet assembly particularly face frame and apron construction.
Richard D on Dec 10, 2018
Gift
Brian R on Dec 10, 2018
got to have it
Robert D on Dec 9, 2018
For my son for Christmas
emily h on Dec 9, 2018
Already have 2, just needed 2 more.
Zachary P on Dec 5, 2018
quality product
Paul S on Dec 3, 2018
Want to try a quality clamp
Todd L on Dec 2, 2018
Preferred structure for anticipated project framing members.
Andrew J on Dec 2, 2018
Box and cabinet work
Dexter C M on Nov 30, 2018
Like most of us, I’m a one man shop and need the “extra set of hands”.
Jorge A. N on Nov 30, 2018
Its cool
Matthew G on Jan 9, 2020
I have one and it works great and since Rockler had them on sale I thought it would be a great time to buy 3 so I could build a frame in one move instead of having to wait for the glue to set then build another and etc.
" " on Dec 23, 2019
what comes in the box, every thing in picture or not?
robert p on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes everything in the picture. The clamps slide into the body of the clamp so it can be attached to a bench top.
Will this clamp work with clamping 2 - 2&4s ?
Peter T on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's adjustable.
Is this clamp usefull for holding big melamine pieces in order to build a kitchen cabinet?
Pablo E on Oct 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: YEs it should hold big melamine pieces. I've used these for some large pieces. They are however hard to manipulate.
Is this made in Germany or China, like all the Bessey products sold a Home Depot?
Nigel T on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Made in China printed on the package insert.
How high elevates the lumbers from a working surface at using this clamp?
Carlos Otto C on Feb 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Calipers show 1.23in, so nominally the elevated hight is most likely 1 1/4 in.
Will it hold 4x4 lumber?
Mike W on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to the specs:

The clamp's maximum opening is 7/8" on one side and 2-1/2" on the other side for members of different thicknesses and 1-3/4" for members of equal thicknesses. Maximum thickness at the joint is 1-1/8".

So it doesn't look like it will hold 4x4 lumber.
Would this be okay for holding quarter-round molding?
Danny O on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion no. The clamp needs 2 parallel flat surfaces to work. It may be possible but questionable. You would be clamping onto the actual edge on one side.
What is the minimum square box dimension when using all 4 clamps at the same time?
DontDavid on Nov 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 4"
Can you buy extra mounting clamps which come with the Bessey right angle clamp?
Keith W on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Item 31373, the Rockler Universal Fence Clamps will also fit into the hole and will function in a similar manner as the mounting clamps.
The video speaks of hold down clamps. Are these included with the angle clamp?
D M on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They are the 2 screw clamps shown in the picture.
How thick material size can you use to make a "T" joint?
Dennis R on Nov 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you open the clamp all the way the opening is just over 2 inches If you are laying a board across the clamp its
1 1/4
Will this support 2x2 (1.5x1.5), exiting thru both pass thrus? Ex. making a "T" joint
Jeff M on Jun 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The maximum opening is 1-3/16