As others say, they break. They’re more “holds” than “clamps” and will work if you acknowledge that.
I bought their largest pipe wrench for use on tightening pinion nuts. Has worked great with that (and other things :laughing. I would recommend it (it is a damn big b*tch though!).I picked up a 36" pipe wrench from HF, no clue how it works on pipes, but it works great to bend and twist flat bar and such. They have one larger than 36", but I figured it would just be to large to actually use. I think I got the idea to use it from somewhere here on Pirate, it does make quick work of flat bar in a vice! I'll probably grind off the teeth, or at least round the edges to lessen any marks that it leaves.
For $20 or so, it makes a great every-now-and-then tool to help bend something. 36 in. Steel Pipe Wrench
I have one like that from Ching Chang Freight but it's about 3ft long.I bought one of these years ago:
18" Jumbo Adjustable Wrench
Awesome for bending/twisting flat bar and metal in general, and no need to grind off teeth. I think I originally bought it to tighten some control arm jam nuts.
That, and it's a comically oversized crescent wrench. I still chuckle every time I pull it out.
How are the HF quick clamps?
These clamps? They work ok, but will break, I've broken a number of the pistol grip orange ones,
how do you guys break these clamps? throw them on the floor? wtf??? :flipoff2:I've gotten quite a few of those, and broken many...
Yes maybe one or tow have broken after having gotten pissed and thrown them across the garage :laughing:how do you guys break these clamps? throw them on the floor? wtf??? :flipoff2:
i can't get them to clamp tight enough to break anything, all they do is slip
i consider them snuggers not clamps
Searched the thread, but could only find this one mention of the pipe threader. I know people buy the pipe threader to run the tubing rollers but how are the dies? I have a couple projects coming up where buying black pipe in 10’ lengths instead of actual lengths needed would probably pay for the threader. Are the dies a standard size? HF doesn’t seem to sell a replacement set and I figure that is what is going to break/wear out.I just bought the electric pipe threader. I plan to thread a bunch of 1/2" stainless for the small micro-brewery I'm building (10-12 gal batches) so we'll see how it works - I bought the 2 yr warranty just in case.