So I did a little mini product test while in the store. Almost all my clamps are Bessy clamps and one of the things that has given me troubles in the past is holding the jaws apart when the clamp is standing on its head. Now, I wax my clamps to prevent glue from sticking to them, so that probably doesn’t help.
I took the 24″ Revo Jr., opened the jaw and sure enough it stayed open. That seems like a really nice feature.
My friend Vic expressed concern that the wooden handles are smaller and would be harder to use. The ones in the store sure enough have smaller handles, but they worked well in my hands and I don’t have really small hands. But .. it might be a problem for folks with larger hands.
What I really like is compared to the larger Bessey clamps is that the Jrs are lighter. And for me, who continues to tweak her elbow tendons, that’s a really good thing. Same power, less weight seems like it might be really good.
However, I probably need to use the clamps before I can say anything definitive. And that will have to wait till June.