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Inexpensive HD 12" Fast-Acting Clamps

Meeting German DIN Standards

Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Sale Price Order Qty
05R08.01 12" Fast Clamps(5)
In Stock $49.95 $36.50  
05R08.10 12" Fast Clamps(10)
In Stock $99.90 $65.00  
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The 12" size of this style of clamp is a staple in almost every woodworking shop. You can't have too many of them, and we have provided our customers with tens of thousands over the years. Our past German maker of these has gone out of business, but we found these in China after a 3 year search. Heavier duty and deeper than the usual Chinese versions, their throat depth is 3-1/4". Bar size 3/16" x 7/8".

At such a good price for a set of 5, these can't be beat. Save up to 35%.



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Overall Rating :4.5 
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1  - 
Clamps Not Well-Made
Reviewed By:   (Richmond, Texas) 
I was expecting better, even though the description says "Inexpensive HD 12" Fast-Acting Clamps". They seemed as if they would grip wooden pieces, and hold any amount of torque that I could put on the rubber-covered handles. The problem was the very crude forging of the arms. The fixed 'arm' came with an angle at the end that was not perpendicular to the bar. That was a long way around to say that these clamps could throw you off in a glue-up just because of the angle of the end of the arm where you would expect it to be dead-flat. They are going back.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for posting a review of the 12 Fast Clamps. We are sorry that you were not satisfied with them. Please feel free to send them back for a refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.

3  - 
Fast But Weak
Reviewed By:   (Missoula, MT) 
Yes they are fast and yes they are economical. But is sure doesn't take much force to bend them all out of shape. If your material isn't perfectly square they just slip off. The "pads" are just thin plastic and they were the first things to pop off. Probably good for real light duty work, not the regular light duty work I have been using them for.

5  - 
MR
Reviewed By:   (GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS) 
Very happy with the clamps, and the customer service. Garrett Wade never lets me down!

3  - 
Use Rarely...
Reviewed By:   (San Diego, CA) 
After having these a few years, I find that i rarely use these. Clamping pressure tends to weaken over a short period of time...bar and cast head tends to bend out of shape, which has caused gluing failure, depending on application. These would be "good" for very light work, yet if there is an application that requires greater torque....there are other German clamps that work much better...

4  - 
Could Be Better
Reviewed By:   (Saratoga Springs, NY) 
Recent purchase of 20 clamps based on past purchase of same clamps. Fixed arm of three clamps was either miss cast (crooked) or twisted after casting keeping the clamp from gripping the work perpendicular to the faces. disappointing!

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Fast Clamps. We think you may received a bad batch. Please feel free to return them for a replacement. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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