A classic design lets you offset and/or angle the jaws however you need to keep parts from shifting. Eight, ten and twelve-inch clamps available, all featuring solid steel clamping elements and redesigned hardwood handles that accept new comfortable rubber grips (#39105, sold separately).
My dad had a couple of these in 12". As a kid I enjoyed playing spinning games with them and pretending the big jaws were from a dragon. I didnt respect them much as a clamp cause I saw little use in a clamp whose jaws would not stay parallel. Now 55 years later I see the vid and am dumbfounded. ordered 2of the 12" and 2 of the 4" and I really get a lot of valuable use out of them. and the non paralell jaws have saved me and my project more than a few times.. And with 2 screws it allows me to make some very delicate and exact clamp setups. I will be buying more.
These clamps have already been used to hold the spacer boards under the overhead cabinet for mounting a paper towel holder. The threads were very easy to operate and adjust with the clamps. Great price.
The more I learn about woodworking the more I appreciate how the older generation got things done. These clamps are solid well made and useful as clamps for pressure, but also for small parts holding like drilling or router work. As foot bases for holding items upright or even add a second to use as a hold-down using on a bench top. They will clamp with even pressure even on angled wedge shapes. More clamps everybody!
I finally have the whole set, 4 of each size Rockler carries. They do come in handy and although there are more expensive ones out there. In my opinion these are just as good. They have always worked as they should for me. I would recommend these clamps.
I couldn’t believe the sales price on these clamps. I had to get a dozen of each size. When the clamps arrived I knew they were a great purchase as these are not some cheaply made clamps. These are top quality and I plan to buy more!
The double screws are a little tricky at first since tightening one can actually loosen the grip if it isn't making it parallel to the workpiece surface. But once you get the hang of it it works really well. These have a nice wide flat face on them that holds solidly. They were larger than I expected but the extra reach has already come in handy.
The handles are easy to turn, but you have to turn both of them close to the same amount to get a good even pressure. They are not as simple as many other claims to use, but they provide a nice clamping surface and pressure.
Additional comment and tip. The new 12" Rockler do not hold as well as my old 8" Jorgensen when I use full clamping area. Then I got to thinking how it might be the same as a vice racking when material is way off to the outside. The solution is the same as for vice rack, just put some equal thickness material on the other end. It work like a charm.
Yes, on mine the rod closest to the open end of the jaws has right-hand threads, and the other has left-hand threads. This makes it possible to open or close them quickly by grabbing one handle in each hand and bike-pedaling forward or backward.
The ones we have are right handed threads and when you rotate to tighten it closes. Depends if you work both handles the same is true but if you turn only the back handle in, it will go inwards and the jaw will open or visa versa.