Bessey Revo Clamp Handles
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  Re: RE: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by Tapper ([quote="AHill" pid="...)
(01-08-2022, 10:13 PM)Tapper Wrote: Question: How many on this forum have had joints fail because you cranked too hard on the Bessey clamps and all the glue squeezed out?

Doug

Jorgensen / Pony seems to think it's possible.  Other threads I've read on other forums claim glue squeezeout from too much and clamp pressure is a myth.  So, pick your poison.  I personally haven't experienced joint failure due to glue starvation, but I also think that if it's necessary to apply max pressure to to a joint, then the joint was poorly designed.

Interestingly enough, one thread claimed you can't apply more than 250 lbs of pressure with a hand clamp.  The article cited below says you can get up to 8000 lbs.  Quite a difference.

https://ponyjorgensen.com/blogs/clamping...echniques/

More interesting clamp information (more than you might want to know):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7e-gd-ZBdI
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#30
  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
"but I also think that if it's necessary to apply max pressure to to a joint, then the joint was poorly designed."

If a parallel grain edge joint is poorly designed, we're all in a lot of trouble.
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#31
  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
Just a follow-up on the Bessey grips. Was down in shop today and decided to measure the handles.

      Bessey Revo          Wooden handle

Dia.    1 5/16"                    1 1/8"
Length 4 1/2"                      3 1/2"

No comparison in feel and comfort - Revos far, far better. My tape came in today. Will wrap the wooden handles tomorrow.

Doug
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#32
  Re: RE: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by Tapper (Just a follow-up on ...)
(01-10-2022, 10:14 PM)Tapper Wrote: No comparison in feel and comfort - Revos far, far better. My tape came in today. Will wrap the wooden handles tomorrow.

Mine are all Revos.  I really do like them.
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#33
  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
Rockler still sells the rubber clamp handle grips.  Most of my older K-Bodies have them and they work great.

Rubber Handle Grips for Rockler Wooden Handscrew Clamp (4 per Pack) | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

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Mark

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#34
  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
Mark, thanks for posting. I tried to search for those but they didn't come up.
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#35
  Re: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by lincmercguy (My collection of Rev...)
I cut small grooves in the wood handled ones, and dipped in "Plasti Dip"
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plasti-Dip-1.../202196703
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#36
  Re: RE: Bessey Revo Clamp Handles by coldspot (I cut small grooves ...)
(01-14-2022, 10:51 PM)coldspot Wrote: I cut small grooves in the wood handled ones, and dipped in "Plasti Dip"
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Plasti-Dip-1.../202196703

The dip worked well for a time, but over time when the surface was covered with micro dust, it lost its effectiveness. Eventually, I had to wrap the handles with hockey tape. Even the tape behaved like that from dust and oil after years, but replacing the tape was a lot cheaper.

Simon
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