Harbor Freight Clamps One Year Later
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A year ago I wrote about the demise of America's clamp manufacturers and my choice to try a few inexpensive alternatives for the obsolete Pony, Wetzler and the like.We decided to buy a few types of Harbor Freight clamps and give them a try.
A year of use has passed and here are my thoughts on the matter.Harbor Freight F-Clamps.We got six small clamps and I have to say that they work like a charm.The price is very affordable ($3 each) and the materials they are made of, together with the reliable construction makes these clamps feel and perform very well.
Harbor Freight Aluminum Bar Clamp.These clamps are very handy when clamping boards edge to edge to make wide panels.In addition, they are excellent for holding workpieces in some planning situations, especially when you don't have bench dogs and other jigs.
I was introduced to this method via Paul Sellers.To strengthen his Aluminum clamps Paul inserts into the extruded bar a wooden beam.Following Paul's idea, I made oak and ash inserts for our clamps too.
The other advantage of these inserts is that they inoculated the bars from being crushed or buckling when clamped...