Bessey Revo Clamp Handles
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My collection of Revos spans about a decade. The latest ones have the hex bolt in the handle, which I like quite a bit. I've been searching around and you can't just buy the handle/screw, you have to buy the full head for $30/ea.

Has anyone been able to source just the handle/screw with the update or fashion some other way to make tightening/loosening the clamps easier?
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  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
The joinery is the problem, not the clamp handle. There shouldn't be a need to use a socket wrench to tighten the clamp when a joint is properly made. The bessey clamp as designed exerts more than enough force for a wooden joint. If your need is to have a better purchase on the handle, try hockey tape.

Simon
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  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
Just simple edge joints. The joints have been fine, but I thought it might be an easier way to crank down on the handle.
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  Re: RE: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (Just simple edge joi...)
Rockler used to have a foam grip that slipped on the Bessey wooden handles.  That really improved the grip.
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  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
My older ones (with the red slippery wood handles) all have either the Rockler foam grip or some friction tape wrapped around them.  I agree the newer handles would be nice to have on all the clamps, but like you said...it ain't easy or cheap to do.
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  Re: RE: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by Handplanesandmore (The joinery is the p...)
(12-31-2021, 10:46 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: The joinery is the problem, not the clamp handle. There shouldn't be a need to use a socket wrench to tighten the clamp when a joint is properly made. The bessey clamp as designed exerts more than enough force for a wooden joint. If your need is to have a better purchase on the handle, try hockey tape.

Simon

I hate to admit it, but I agree with Simon. Even the least expensive Bessey clamps should be able to apply enough pressure

Tom
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  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
Joinery is key, I agree. There are times though, that you need to tighten/loosen, etc and they just don't
want to cooperate. Arthritic hands, or whatever.

I have a scrap of non slip tool drawer liner that I keep near the clamp storage rack. Adaptable for every
clamp/situation.
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  Re: RE: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by MarkSingleton (Joinery is key, I ag...)
(01-01-2022, 11:27 AM)MarkSingleton Wrote: Joinery is key, I agree.  There are times though, that you need to tighten/loosen, etc and they just don't
want to cooperate.  Arthritic hands, or whatever.

I have a scrap of non slip tool drawer liner that I keep near the clamp storage rack. Adaptable for every
clamp/situation.

I agree with that also. I have arthritics in my thumbs. I use the drawer liners myself especially on my wood only K clamps.  But I am not sure if that amounts to more clamping pressure or getting the clamping pressure one used to be able to get. There seems to be a thin line between getting enough clamping and starving a glue joint because of clamping pressure.

Tom
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  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
(12-31-2021, 07:48 PM)lincmercguy Wrote: My collection of Revos spans about a decade. The latest ones have the hex bolt in the handle, which I like quite a bit. I've been searching around and you can't just buy the handle/screw, you have to buy the full head for $30/ea.

Has anyone been able to source just the handle/screw with the update or fashion some other way to make tightening/loosening the clamps easier?

Wrap the handles in hockey tape. 

https://www.amazon.com/Renfrew-Cloth-Hoc...192&sr=8-3

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  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
(01-01-2022, 10:09 PM)packerguy® Wrote: Wrap the handles in hockey tape. 

https://www.amazon.com/Renfrew-Cloth-Hoc...192&sr=8-3

Right.   And watch this two minute 'spin the tape' method for even better grip.
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