I owe 6 of these clamps, and the plastic stud that the 2 reverse springs are attached to has broken on 4 of them. That is the only problem I have had with these clamps. They need to make the stud metal. So what I did with mine was open them up and drill a hole were the stud broke and inserts a screw in it's place. Re attach the 2 springs to the screw and you will have no more problems with these clamps.
I was using the clamp today and when I started to reverse the grip the mechanism stopped. I couldn't get it to work. Unfortunately this clamp only comes with a one (1) year warranty. and it has been over a year. Local Sears store confirmed there is no replacement. So I took off the four screws to see if I could fix it. There are two spings for the reverse mechanism and both where detached. Unfortunately as best I could tell one end of each is attached to a plastic stem that was broken off. Just great. If anyone has had this problem and was able to fix it I woould appreciate your comment.
I use this clamp almost everyday, it's holds great and gives ratchet effect at the end to insure a good hold .
Well just my personal view,Don't even think of buying any other brand. These are Great,haven't broken one (own all the sizes too) yet...Catch them on sale an all the better. true one-handed operation. Many thanks to inventor of these...
This clamp is a great size for most projects. It is well built. It feels like it will last a long time. It is easy to use with just one hand. Some clamps have cheap plastic grips or handles. This one feels pretty heavy duty. I just used it on 8 inch wood and it worked just like I needed it to. I got it on sale so it was worth the price. I would buy it again and would recommend it to anyone needing a clamp. I wish it came in a 2 pack.
Great clamp. Nice size and easy to use. Craftsman always has great quality tools. That's why I keep buying more. The clamps come in handy for many different projects.
Does a good clamping job, the padded jaws preclude marring the surfaces being clamped.