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  • #523023

    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    https://blog.lostartpress.com/2016/05/30/pony-tools-suspends-operations/

    It sad to see another great company bite the dust, In Canada we could only get the pony pipe clamps and the jorgenson’s were getting harder and harder to get. I haven’t seen any in awhile and this may explain why.

    #523077

    Doobie
    Pro

    Another one bites the dust. I haven’t used my Pony bar clamps in maybe 20 years since I got into Bessey parrallel clamps. Hated how the bars would marr wood without protecting it.

    #523080

    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Shame that another US based company is closing its doors.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #523085

    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I am going to miss the Pony Clamps. I have been using them for many years with no complaints.

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

    #523123

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    Well that stinks. Hate it for all the employees that have lost there jobs.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #523135

    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    Well that stinks. Hate it for all the employees that have lost there jobs.

    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Its always a shame when an old tried and true company goes down.

    #523149

    Doobie
    Pro

    Shame that another US based company is closing its doors.

    Seems to me they are more refocusing their efforts. They did recently buy another company per the article and are running it. May be just that competing with Chinese made crap on the clamp side made no economic sense any longer. They didn’t go bankrupt, they just closed that part/division of their company.

    #523159

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I have a bunch of pony clamps…I’d hate to see what the stores are going to stock with them gone. Too bad…

    Jon P.
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    #523161

    Sorry to see those folks lose jobs. I think there is more to this story than what is being said. Like others, I have a number of their clamps.

    #523166

    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Were they affiliated with Jorgensen? The photo in the article confused me a little. Always sad to see a USA tool company not be able to make it, a stroll through the aisle at Home Depot makes it too easy to understand why 🙁

    #523169

    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Shame that another US based company is closing its doors.

    Seems to me they are more refocusing their efforts. They did recently buy another company per the article and are running it. May be just that competing with Chinese made crap on the clamp side made no economic sense any longer. They didn’t go bankrupt, they just closed that part/division of their company.

    I checked out the website of their other division and no clamps in their product line.

    I have a bunch of pony clamps…I’d hate to see what the stores are going to stock with them gone. Too bad…

    Hate to say it but probably cheap Irwin Clamps will be lining the shelves.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #523176

    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    I liked pony clamps a lot it’s ashamed. I wonder if I will be able to scoop up some of the last ones.

    #523230

    That is a pity, I hate to another solid tool manufacturer disappear.

    Will

    #523249

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    Well that stinks. Hate it for all the employees that have lost there jobs.

    Yes very sad,hate to see hard working people lose their jobs, I’m hoping it’s not just to send the manufacturing to you know where,

    #523324

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    My guess is that tax and employment law in Chicago / Illinois, makes it no longer profitable to be bassed there. I would think that you will see them again under the Easy Wood Tools moniker, produced elsewhere.

    I also have to believe that Irwin, Jet and Bessy have eaten into their market as you see them everywhere now and the Irwin barely existed two years ago and the Bessy was mostly only found in higherend shops, not the big boxes like they are today.

    #523423

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    jponto07 wrote:
    I have a bunch of pony clamps…I’d hate to see what the stores are going to stock with them gone. Too bad…
    Hate to say it but probably cheap Irwin Clamps will be lining the shelves

    The Irwin bar clamps are Super cheap, IMO…I sure hope they don’t get any more shelf space! I’d love to see Bessey or Jet clamps make there way here. BTW, Menards is the only place I can get Pony stuff locally, Lowes has Irwin junk.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #523435

    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    shame to see them go. Wonder if it comes down to cost of manufacturing or the fact they just didnt keep up with the dying market.

    #523444

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I think they tried to keep the manufacturing in the US and were unable to compete with the cheaper foreign products. I always thought they had a good product and own a lot of them.

    #523445

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I think they tried to keep the manufacturing in the US and were unable to compete with the cheaper foreign products. I always thought they had a good product and own a lot of them.

    That may be part of the problem…they didn’t break often enough to warrant buying new clamps! In fact, I’ve never broken one of them.

    Jon P.
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    #523525

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I’m sad to see them gone. I have some and they are good tools.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

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