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Does anyone know of a better source for Jet parallel clamps (price wise) than through Amazon? It's what's for Xmas (and I desperately need them :))

Also, anyone have any negative experience with them? I Have some Bessey's but the trigger lock / adjustment on the Jet's look very convenient.

Do people have a preference between the two?

Thanks a bunch!

~Andy

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I got a bunch of them a while back. Best price I could find after tons of scouring was smallparts.com. Free shipping and good prices...but they're still expensive and aren't much fun to fork over dough for. I need a few more still...if you find a better price, let us know!

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Looks like the smaller size are the same price as amazon, but as you get bigger the site you recommended wins (depending on the size by quite a bit :))

Thanks! Is it safe to assume that you really like them?

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Looks like the smaller size are the same price as amazon, but as you get bigger the site you recommended wins (depending on the size by quite a bit :))

Thanks! Is it safe to assume that you really like them?

Yeah, I love 'em!

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I have K-Body, Cabinetmaster, and Jet parallel clamps. I personally prefer the K-Bodies, but all three are really good. I don't like the trigger mechanisms, as I don't have a problem adjusting K-Bodies. I have a local source for Bessey clamps that beats all the mail order houses.

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YMMV, but I placed an order for two Jet 24"s on Amazon and they were listed as temp. out of stock with delivery after Dec. 25th. Maybe an hour later I got the email saying they'd shipped and will be here on Monday! The new(er) Bessey Revo's are nice too but I think the trigger offers a sight advantage.

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I've got some Jets and love them, I got them to compare to the Woodriver brand parallels I got from Woodcraft to see if twice the price was worth it. They're great clamps. The Woodriver clamps work, but sometimes the heads slip until I find the right angle, I've used the Jets to close up some work during assembly, and no slippage. I use the Jets first to hold the work, then the Woodrivers to add additional pressure after the work is assembled.

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