Workshop Tips: Parallel-Jaw Clamp Makes a Handy Board Jack
The first time you place a long board or tall door in your front vise to plane its edges, you’ll realize you need a board jack at one end. These traditional work supports usually require a complex addition to your workbench. Looking at my new Bessey K-Body Revolution clamps, which, like other parallel-jaw clamps, have jaws that can be reversed for pushing joints apart, I realized that one of them would make an excellent board jack. The Bessey works especially well for the purpose. It has wide jaws that make it stable on the floor, and a moving jaw that stays locked in place when any pressure is applied.
—TAAVI TIMBERG, Tallinn, Estonia