No one clamp is perfect for every task, in fact, after the end of this review I will have barely scratched the surface in terms of specialty clamps which are required for much more unique challenges. Instead, I will walk you through the most common tasks and explain the best woodworking clamps for each application.
Best Woodworking Clamps
In order to limit any confusion in the event that you are unaware of the type of clamp you need, I will be arranging the various options by task starting with the most common one.
Edge gluing panels
Bar and pipe clamps are best for edge gluing wooden panels together. These types have a bar or pipe that has enough length to span the width of the glue up. Additionally, the bar or pipe provide support for the panels to make sure you get a nice flush connection.
The best bar clamps should provide a wide stable base for your project and this particular option made by Bessey has a clamping width of 36″, 1-3/8″ bar width, and handles up to 7000lbs of clamping force. That may sound like a lot, however all Bessey IBEAM clamps offer the same force limit. What’s most important about this particular brand is it’s going to be a pretty straightforward model; it will get what you need done with little to no hangups.[Read more…] about Best Woodworking Clamps For Common Tasks