F-clamps 2pk, Quick Ratcheting Bar Clamps 2/4pk $9.99 @ ALDI

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Set A: Quick Ratcheting Bar Clamps

2 x small (105mm x 200mm)
Steel bar: 3mm x 8mm
Clamping pressure: 200N
Contact pressure (approx.): 11kg
Weight (approx.): 73g per unit
2 x medium (155mm x 345mm)
Steel bar: 5mm x 18mm
Clamping pressure: 400N
Contact pressure (approx.): 18kg
Weight (approx.): 470g per unit
All Quick Ratcheting Bar Clamps with reversed handles

Set B: Quick Ratcheting Bar Clamps

2 x large (310mm x 495mm)
Steel bar: 5mm x 18mm
Clamping pressure: 400N
Contact pressure (approx.): 18kg
Weight (approx.): 570g per unit
All Quick Ratcheting Bar Clamps with reversed handles

Set C: F Clamps

2 x clamps (200mm x 50mm and 300mm x 80mm)
1pc screw clamp F-form – 200mm x 50mm, with screw thread
Clamping width 200mm, throat 50mm
Clamping pressure: 1700N
1pc screw clamp F-form – 300mm x 80mm, with screw thread
Clamping width: 300mm, projection 80mm
Clamping pressure: 2700N
Weight: 1.2kg
Metal rails made of carbon steel
Clamping jaws made of cast black steel
2 component handles

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    The bigger the better? Legit question

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      Actually yes, but most of these are only good for wood works, tried to hold a piece of metal to saw, the whole thing move with the metal piece.

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        If you're working with steel, you are better off getting welding clamps.

        If you're just gripping for cutting, just buy a table vice.

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      Larger clamps will usually have higher clamping power. In this case the medium and large look the same aside from the larger clamping distance. Also take into account the working space you have. If you're working in a tight space the large might not fit. For $9.99 I'd be inclined to buy one of each. I have the Irwin ones from Bunnings and they come in super handy (did some house reno's and currently building another deck).

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      It's good to have a variety of sizes, especially long clamps. Sure they take up space, but you'll be glad when you need it.

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    Looks like 2 rifles to me on the small image

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    I stand over the product at Aldi with one in my hands. I've done it! I've managed to snag one! My imagination takes over and the world goes silent. I'm imagining a world where I'm building furniture. That cabinet we need. A bench and table for the alfresco area. An armoire for the living room. I'll be a hero. I could build custom furniture for my friends and family. Fun trips to Bunnings to buy wooden building blocks. Like the building blocks of life! I will be… A GOD AMONGST MEN.

    My mind swirls back into the store…. "Nah 'sif I'll ever get around to it". I put it back on the rack.

    This happens every time I go to Aldi and get tempted by their special buys.

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    Not getting the measurements, (large QRBC 310mm x 495mm) is it 310 clamp and 495 pushing out? (When reversed?)

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      Yep, Clamp/Spread measurements.

      They don't seem to have a high clamping force rating though.
      the 300mm clamps are 400N (40kg?) vs 136/272kg depending on medium or heavy duty Irwins. Someone tell me if my maths is wrong!

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    The quick clamps they sell are absolute garbage.

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      yes, but the ones bunnings matches with are not :)

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        Bought craftright ones from bunnings for $9.98 for 2x300mm and $4.98 for the smaller pair. They are pretty useful.

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          I returned 2 of the Craftright ones at Bunnings, I did not find them secure enough, bought the Irvin ones (2 in a packet) and could not be happier.

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            @Bluering48: I guess it depends what you are using them for. I use them when cutting metal/plastic pipes with a rotary tool so there is very little movement anyway.

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              @zealmax: It was not a big project, I was making a removable rack to go under my coffee table, the Craftright ones were not strong enough. Irwin all the way for me. You pay a bit more, but you have quality tools.

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                @Bluering48: I have Irwin ones that are over 20 YO. Still works, just has some rust on it.

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                  @zealmax: Irwin clamps are not only about quality but also versatility with their accessories. The Irwin Quick-Grip Corner Clamp is a beauty, also if you have 2 Irwin clamps and you need a longer one, you just have to get the Irwin Quick-Grip Heavy-Duty Coupler and join them together.

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    I wouldn't bother if you are kitting out a hobby shop.

    This is only good as a gateway clamp to start making stuff but you'll be frustrated AF when you do big glue ups using multi clamps.

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      I don't think they're big enough for big glue ups like making a table top etc are they? You'd want some proper long bar clamps for that type of job, that's what's put me off building stuff like a coffee table or dining table etc because I don't have lots of big clamps and can't really justify the expense for a couple of projects, although I do want to get into furniture building a bit more.

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        Definitely not big as in table size big but box making or clamping multiple mitered corners.

        Big clamps are expensive. My single most expensive section in my woodshop is the clamps.

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      Agreed, I've got a set of the yellow Workzone quick clamps and they don't even fasten tight anymore, when you ratchet them it just resets back to a loose grip.

      Do you happen to know of any other reasonably priced brands (other than Irwin) that are any good?

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        also keen to know good value strong quick clamps

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        Sorry, I'm a clamp snob.

        I only use Bessey.

        I know there are equivalent grade stuff out there but I'm invested in the system.

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        I have the same issue with my Irwin clamps, they still hold quite tight but can only tighten up so much before the handle becomes loose.

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    I have both Irwin Clamps and these Workzone Clamps, in my experience the Workzone Clamps have worked far better. Easy to release and clamp well.

    So far I have clamped a car bumper together, clamped rebar to a table & clamped wood - seems to work in my case. I would recommend.

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    I have some black and yellow Aldi Quick clamps, and they've been fine. I have left them clamped as tight as they'll go for over a day, and they still work fine.

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    I have bought 8 of these clamps (the version before this, in black/yellow but they look the same) and 6 of them failed spectacularly last month when I was doing my deck. All trigger handles snapped and in the bin they went. Utter rubbish. If you are serious, get a more reliable brand.

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    There's a review of the ALDI clamps here - not very flattering - could be a different model to the one in Aus or a dodgy batch…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l_wPK-NDFM

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    How about that crowd crush to get the fire pit. Omg. No covid 1.5 metre distancing today.

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    sadly the aldi quick ratcheting clamps i picked up this morning are sh*t. i snapped one gripping lever after only a couple of uses. and 2 others don't clamp at certain widths - you can just keep pumping the grip endlessly. i'll stick to f-clamps

    https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/37385/80248/aldi-clamp...

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    I wouldn't be keen on their ratchets but I picked up a set of F's first thing yesterday morning.
    Store has been cleaned out of the clamps now!

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