Failed teeth, my word! I did something quite crazy with four four inch gear clamps. I made a 3’ x 4’ platform and clamped it to a four-pitch standing metal seam roof, then placed a 40’ ladder on it while building a chimney chase 60’ off the ground. They held tenaciously. I think back on that sometimes; a mixture of dumb and crazy. I won’t dissect how many parts of each it took to bake that cake. However my love for these clamps goes deeper than the preservation of life and limb. Any stubborn twisted board or two pieces of anything that won’t come together, well, the clamps will not be denied.
I had high hopes for the Bessey kliklamp. Alas, Bessey let me down again. It’s really kind of cheesy and poorly built; lighter weight metal bar, plastic parts and those stupid pads fall off it you look at them sideways. I have a lot of Bessey clamps and can’t understand the fan base. Every clamp they make is made as well or better by someone else at the same or better price point. I mentioned the pads, I also find the handles to be undersized (I don’t have large hands), the K-bodies don’t stay parallel, I have lamented on other posts the blood blisters from K-bodies. All indications the clamp is locked closed and good to go. I hang the clamp up. Next time I grab the clamp by the end to lift it off the rack and the lower jaw lets go, comes sliding down 30 some odd centimeters and youza!