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Clamp Handle Grips

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80% of 100

Add comfort and better grip to your hand clamps. You can easily install clamp handle grips in minutes with a few simple shop supplies you already have handy (sandpaper and glue).

  • Easy to install
  • Contains four grips
(4) Clamp Handle Grips
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TARG285-4
Weight 0.2500
Tech Spec
  • ID - approx 1-1/16"
  • Length - approx 3-3/4"
4.0 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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clamps for hands
these are great for my Arthritic wrists. They fit my 50yr old Craftsman clamps just great
May 2, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great clamps
April 6, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good for what they fit.
These are great for what handles they fit on, but it would be to Rockler’s best interest to get smaller sizes to fit clamps with smaller grips. They would make a ton of money if they did. I have well over 30 clamps with smaller handles, and would love them.
January 19, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Great grip improvement
I installed these on my old Bessy kbar clamps (wood handles). The grips fit nicely however they slipped a bit. So I installed them with Rapid Fuse wood glue. They bonded nicely and there is no slipping. I can tighten the clamps to the max with no grip slipping. I'd recommend these for all older Bessy clamps.
October 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
Seem to be Great hand grips
Have only used them once since I got them and need to glue them on, otherwise they will slip. The instructions to glue them were correct.. Good product so far.
May 1, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice upgrade to wood handles
Installed these on my wood handled Bessey parallel clamps and they work fantastic! I just used Titebond III glue on them and allowed 24 hours for curing. Mafe it a lot easier to get a good grip on the clam handles.
Clamping up a mahogany ATM enclosure.
Clamping up a mahogany ATM enclosure.
December 19, 2016
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
These grips are terrific. My hands aren't as strong or durable as they used to be and I'm starting to have trouble getting my clamps really tight without hand pain. I put these on my old style Bessey Parallel clamps and wow, they work great. I just ordered six more sets. Every clamp in my shop that they fit will have them installed. I recommend dripping a small amount of wood glue in the grip before you slide them on.
August 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have purchased these twice. The...
I have purchased these twice. The first set I purchased I used to evaluate whether they were as good as the ratings indicated. They are excellent! I now have over 80 of them on clamps of all kinds.
November 11, 2010
With just over 100 Bessey clamps,...
With just over 100 Bessey clamps, nearly 60 were the old-style small wood handles. These clamp handles pads make them so much more comfortable to use. Very nice product at a great price.
June 23, 2010
I bought a pack of these...
I bought a pack of these rubber grips to try on my wooden clamps. They installed easily, per the instructions, and provide a very comfortable, slip-free surface when tightening or loosening the clamps.I will definitely be purchasing additional grips for my other clamps.
January 9, 2010
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Why did you choose this?
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Better grip while gluing pieces together.
Chad T on Nov 1, 2019
Should be comfortable
Laura G on Aug 25, 2019
Better grip while gluing pieces together.
Chad T on Nov 1, 2019
Aged hands need an extra grip.
William D on Sep 9, 2019
Should be comfortable
Laura G on Aug 25, 2019
Needed small size clamps
Don Donohue on Aug 21, 2019
Have bought more clamps and need more grips.
Dave S on Aug 12, 2019
needed replacement handles that no longer worked.
paul C on Jul 23, 2019
Good reviews. I wanted to try it.
Michael Morris on Jun 9, 2019
Good tight grip to hold my piece in place while working on the router.
JAMES F on Jun 7, 2019
To replace some of the ones lost in the Paradise, CA Camp fire. These are the most versatile clamps to use on most projects.
Louis R on May 21, 2019
to clamp wood to gother
marshall b on Apr 30, 2019
Arthritis in my hands
Edward B on Apr 23, 2019
I need this also.
George W on Apr 23, 2019
Price was right
William T on Apr 20, 2019
I have used these in the past and they work really well.
Jerry W B on Apr 20, 2019
To aid me in using my clamps.
bernardzoppa on Apr 20, 2019
I've used this grips for years. they work well. My hands don't slip when using the clamps. Will keep using them as long as Rockler sell them.
SCOTT L on Apr 17, 2019
heard the handels were small and these were needed.
Allen R on Apr 7, 2019
I need them
bernardzoppa on Apr 7, 2019
Have some f-style clamps that have small wooden handles that are hard to grip.
Larry M on Mar 19, 2019
look good
Fred H on Feb 24, 2019
They looked like they would do a good job with gripping. Like my lathe tools.
William W on Feb 11, 2019
carlos d on Feb 8, 2019
I'm getting older and these grips will help me to grip the handles.
arthur k on Dec 13, 2018
Gift for Husband
Butch M on Dec 11, 2018
great value. good companion to vise.
F G on Dec 8, 2018
I saw it as a suggested "people buy this together" and I was like "huh that makes sense".
Al P on Nov 12, 2018
Have used these on several clamps before and they are a Godsend for my hands. Very comfortable. Once you put them on a clamp it makes the clamp feel like it is of much better quality.
Bradford T on Nov 8, 2018
I find this to be a good accessory for gripping wooden Handled clamps.
Bob G on Oct 30, 2018
Should help my öld" hands to grip better.
Phillip Boggs S on Oct 17, 2018
It only makes sense
Mikaol on Jun 18, 2018
Harvey W on Jun 16, 2018
My wooden clamps have slippery grips. These may help.
Tim M on Apr 10, 2018
Grips make tightening and untightening clamps easier.
EDWIN E on Mar 30, 2018
They fit on my older wood handle Bessey K body clamps.
Tim P on Feb 18, 2018
I use these wooden clamps regularly - I needed more and found these on sale.
Robert Z on Dec 27, 2017
Needed them
Garrin H on Nov 29, 2017
better gripping
Joseph S on May 22, 2017
Good buy, and wood is gentle while clamping.
James T on Mar 13, 2017
RON D on Feb 13, 2017
Because the wood screws clamps I bought from you stink without these good way to sell extra stuff I did not intend to but when I bought the clamps. The end cost on these clamps make them way too expensive.
Jeffrey W on Jan 26, 2017
For a better grip
James P on Jan 1, 2017
Arthritis in hands...
Jack A on Dec 4, 2016
Read about them on Sawmill Creek forums. Would have purchased long ago if I had known about an item like this sooner. I have many older Bessey K body clamps and my pet pieve with them is the smooth wood handle.
JohnZ on Nov 20, 2016
I have arthritis in my hands
Eldon E on Nov 10, 2016
They might be worthwhile to use with the newly purchased clamps and they were the most efficient way to get to the$35 dollar limit for free shipping.
Daniel A on May 25, 2016
Getting older now and arthritis is creeping into my hands. Don't have to grip as hard with these grips to get a good bite.
James G on Apr 24, 2016
I have a small wood clamp that i use to hold small pieces that need to be routed and i wanted the grip handle for a better grip when doing so.
Harry on Mar 3, 2016
Needed better grip on tightening the clamps I had. Definitely need the bit of glue inside to prevent them from slipping.
Gordon K on Jan 1, 2016
to prevent slipping and to tighten clamp
terry on Dec 5, 2015
popped up, will try on the handscrews and hopefully they will work on my jorgensons
Paul W on Nov 27, 2015
Aged hands need an extra grip.
William D on Sep 9, 2019
Needed small size clamps
Don Donohue on Aug 21, 2019
How many come in a package?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 1. They come 4 to a package.
2. They measure 1 1/8 by 3 3/4 inches
3. These are specialty items that fit only those clamps mentioned. Unless you have these, they are a waste of funds.
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