Subscribe now and save up to 56%
Bessey is making glue-ups easier with its new “H” series pipe-clamp hardware. With a base that’s taller and wider than on standard pipe clamps, these high-rise clamps provide more room for the handles and prevent you from scraping your knuckles. Plus, they’re less likely to tip.
I tested 1/2-in. and 3/4-in. versions using both black-steel and galvanized pipe. The sliding jaws slid fine but didn’t lose their grip when the clamps were tightened as tight as I could make them.
The clamps include plastic slip-on pads to protect the work from dents. The pads worked well in my tests with cherry, maple, and pine. Only on butternut, an especially soft wood, did I find dents consistently.
Expect to pay about $18 per pair for the 3/4-in. set and $16 for a 1/2-in. set.
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Grids and cutouts define a practical piece
These tiny tools will have a big impact on your furniture
A bit of chisel work adds sophistication to an old-time joint
A celebrated craftsman explains his devotion to an indispensable cabinetmaking tool
This wall-mounted rack holds a lot of clamps and only takes about 4 ft. of horizontal wall space. The clamps are arranged on varying lengths of threaded black pipe. The…
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.
Browse our collection of hundreds of quality plans including Shaker furniture, Arts and Crafts pieces, beds, diy plans, chairs, workbenches, tool storage, and more.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.
Start your subscription today and save up to 56%