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New Bessey K Body Revo clamps

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    I love my Bessey clamps – except if you get glue on the rails – it is near impossible to get it off – I try to be ultra careful with squeeze out, but never seems to work for me. They are really nice clamps, though.

    Orange County, CA

    #670939

    Doobie
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    I love my Bessey clamps – except if you get glue on the rails – it is near impossible to get it off – I try to be ultra careful with squeeze out, but never seems to work for me. They are really nice clamps, though.

    I wonder if putting some paste wax on the bars would help.

    #670940

    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    I love my Bessey clamps – except if you get glue on the rails – it is near impossible to get it off – I try to be ultra careful with squeeze out, but never seems to work for me. They are really nice clamps, though.

    I always cover them with painters tape for that exact reason. I had them get gummed up once and that I as enough for me.

    Charlie
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    #670995

    smallerstick
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    North Bay, ON

    I love my Bessey clamps – except if you get glue on the rails – it is near impossible to get it off – I try to be ultra careful with squeeze out, but never seems to work for me. They are really nice clamps, though.

    I didn’t know they were so sensitive to getting gummed up. With my work habits, I don’t know if they would last in my shop.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #670996

    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    I took a look this morning, and you all were right – the handle does come off the Revos – I didn’t know that!

    On my EVS trigger clamps, the stationary end comes off, so I wasn’t expecting this, lol!

    I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it back together, but it went back no problem 👍

    Charlie
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    #670998

    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    I’ve never reversed the heads on the older style Revo clamps, but the ends definitely come off. The extenders are great by the way, for those times you need a longer clamp.

    Just don’t try making your own extenders out of plywood…ask me how I know!

    Jon P.
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    #671006

    redwood
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    Just don’t try making your own extenders out of plywood…ask me how I know!

    I would love to hear why and pictures would be great. I would think that you could do it, as long as it was designed to handle the stresses. But maybe that’s the point of failure.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
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    #671010

    Doobie
    Pro

    I took a look this morning, and you all were right – the handle does come off the Revos – I didn’t know that!

    On my EVS trigger clamps, the stationary end comes off, so I wasn’t expecting this, lol!

    I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it back together, but it went back no problem 👍

    Told ya they likely did just like my older K-Body style. 😉

    #671014

    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    I took a look this morning, and you all were right – the handle does come off the Revos – I didn’t know that!

    On my EVS trigger clamps, the stationary end comes off, so I wasn’t expecting this, lol!

    I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it back together, but it went back no problem

    Told ya they likely did just like my older K-Body style.

    Now I just need to get sone extenders, lol. @jponto07 I need plans! 😉

    Charlie
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    #671048

    Doobie
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    Now I just need to get sone extenders,

    I got real lucky on mine. One retailer had them for $16 a pair when they first came out about maybe 10-12 years ago. Now their around $25 each. I’ve got 4 pairs and have never felt I needed more. Saved me from having to buy some really long ones which I don’t have any of to this day.

    #671055

    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    Now I just need to get sone extenders,

    I got real lucky on mine. One retailer had them for $16 a pair when they first came out about maybe 10-12 years ago. Now their around $25 each. I’ve got 4 pairs and have never felt I needed more. Saved me from having to buy some really long ones which I don’t have any of to this day.

    That’s one thing I like about pipe clamps – the “extenders” are $1.50 couplings, lol!

    I’ll have to keep an eye out for the KREV extenders on sale…need to put that on my Amazon wish list!

    Charlie
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    #673475

    Doobie
    Pro

    Now I just need to get sone extenders,

    I got real lucky on mine. One retailer had them for $16 a pair when they first came out about maybe 10-12 years ago. Now their around $25 each. I’ve got 4 pairs and have never felt I needed more. Saved me from having to buy some really long ones which I don’t have any of to this day.

    Here’s a video on them I just tripped over….

    #673480

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    That KR-AS jaw adapter looks very useful for odd angles.

    #673527

    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    Now I just need to get sone extenders,

    I got real lucky on mine. One retailer had them for $16 a pair when they first came out about maybe 10-12 years ago. Now their around $25 each. I’ve got 4 pairs and have never felt I needed more. Saved me from having to buy some really long ones which I don’t have any of to this day.

    Here’s a video on them I just tripped over….

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    Thanks for posting that @doobie, there’s a lot of info there and tons of uses I had no idea about.

    Charlie
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    #673562

    Doobie
    Pro

    That KR-AS jaw adapter looks very useful for odd angles.

    I’d get some of those myself but unfortunately they are made for the Revo jaws and don’t fit the older style K-Body clamps which is all I own.

    #673573

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    That KR-AS jaw adapter looks very useful for odd angles.

    I’d get some of those myself but unfortunately they are made for the Revo jaws and don’t fit the older style K-Body clamps which is all I own.

    Good to know that because I was about to buy couple of pairs. And I have the old style clamps.

    #673580

    Doobie
    Pro

    That KR-AS jaw adapter looks very useful for odd angles.

    I’d get some of those myself but unfortunately they are made for the Revo jaws and don’t fit the older style K-Body clamps which is all I own.

    Good to know that because I was about to buy couple of pairs. And I have the old style clamps.

    Here’s a Snippet from the LV website in regards to Bessey accessories and which ones are compatible with which type of Bessey clamps.

    LV actually stopped selling the Revos a while back. They now carry another similar parallel style clamp that I was just reading up on that look intriguing. I tried magnifying the product images, but I can’t make out the brand and of course just like with FastCap products they carry, they don’t mention the brand of the manufacturer anywhere in their blurb on their product pages. Anybody know what brand these are?

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=72719&cat=1,43838,43844&ap=1

    Their features seem unique by the sounds of it. One of the few sizes I could use to complement my work are some more 12 inch clamps. I’ve got 4 of the older style Bessey K-Body clamps in the 12 inch size, and my shop is really tight and sometimes having to use 3 footers where 12 inchers will do creates a space problem moving around in there til the glue sets up.

    #673587

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    The brand name is EHOMA.
    There are quite a few parallel clamp manufacturers. I guess the patent is no longer protected. I have an Irwin 24″ parallel clamp. Richelieu and Jet have their own.

    #673589

    Doobie
    Pro

    The brand name is EHOMA.

    Thank you!

    Now I’m wondering if my extenders and/or Bessey setup blocks are compatible with it.

    I did find a YT review of them here. Made in Taiwan, and the reviewer does show the unique handle design that you can re-orient the handle to really crank down the pressure (2 min mark of video). Unfortunately, he only can compare them to his existing JET parallel clamps and not Besseys, but still a nice quick to the point review.

    #673631

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Just don’t try making your own extenders out of plywood…ask me how I know!

    I would love to hear why and pictures would be great. I would think that you could do it, as long as it was designed to handle the stresses. But maybe that’s the point of failure.

    @redwood, most of the issue with my home made extenders was that the tolerances weren’t tight enough. When the clamping pressure was applied, they pulled themselves out of parallel, causing a the work piece to want to bow.

    Since this, I have purchased quite a few Bessey made clamp extenders, and they still suffer from this issue, albeit to a lesser degree.

    Jon P.
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