Over at Home Depot, they have this Bessey 4pc clutch-style bar clamp set as a $25 special buy. it comes with 2x 6-inch clamps and 2x 12-inch clamps.
It’s no longer available for home delivery, and I couldn’t find them in any of my stores despite high reported stock levels – this might be the type of thing to order online for in-store pickup.
Deal ends today, 12/2/2020.
Update: Ship to home is back again.
Acme Tools’ Buy More, Save More coupon offer is new today, applying to a different selection of tool brands than yesterday’s promo.
- Crescent Tools
- Klein Tools
- Metabo HPT
- Dewalt Heaters
- Mr Heater
- Sunex Tools
Coupon code is CYBERWEEK2020
Amazon has the Dewalt DCK940D2 20V Max 9-tool combo kit for $499. This is quick and easy way to get a high-tool-count cordless power tool combo kit deal, although personally I would settle for a smaller kit of higher-valued tools. I discussed some of those other options here.
This Craftsman V20 cordless 18 gauge brad nailer kit is on sale for $179 at Amazon.
Jorgensen 24″ parallel clamp 2pc set flash sale – starts at 6:14pm ET for prime members, regularly $87.99
We’ll be adding more deals throughout the day.
Looks to be back in stock for shipping.
That is the regular price for that clamp pack at Home Depot. It goes down to 19.99 sometimes.
I ordered four sets at $14.97 each back in August. Guess I got a good price.
Agreed. $25 is the everyday normal in-store price in my area. No deal here.
I recall these sets having 6 6” clamps in past years for this same (approximate) price point. No matter.
Pretty good value and in light of the total unavailability of US made Jorgensen clamps I’m headed in Bessey’s direction.
That was killer deal they had for a few years. I think it was 6 – 6” clamps for $15 or so. Me and my coworkers bought dozens.
Jorgensen (The Adjustable Camp Co.) went bankrupt and Hangzhou Great Star bought the brand name and perhaps designs – and did the same with Goldblatt and Arrow.
At least that seems like a legit way of putting a well known USA-made brand name on your China-made product line. They could have gone the HF route and just invented American sounding brand name for China-made tools
Jorgensen/Pony hadn’t made a clamp in Chicago for a decade if not more. They were already importing long before the bankruptcy.
My Jorgensen and Pony stuff dates from the USA-Made era (1960’s and ’70s) – but not surprising that they shifted production. They were once the big-gorilla of the woodworking clamp business. I still think that competition from Bessey helped do them in.
I remember that too.
Here, you get 6″ and 12″ clamps.
I haven’t seen the 6×6″ pack in the years since. https://toolguyd.com/bessey-clutch-style-6-inch-clamps-deal-062015/
What will the price on the flash sale be? I don’t see it yet at the link
Your guess is as good as mine; they don’t publish flash sale prices ahead of time.
They went to $70.39, interesting but not amazeballs.
Especially since it was still cheaper to buy two (2) single clamps at $34.98/ea.
Last week that pair of Jorgensens was on sale at Amazon for $71.19 fyi.
But for some reason you can get just one for $34.98, then and now. Look to be identical, but the product info for the pair seems to maybe not be accurate as they are marked 8050A vs 8024 for the single. Jorgensen website doesn’t list an 8050A.
Just unboxed a couple I got last week. They are hefty. Off the bat I see a little side to side play of the jaws when open that I don’t notice w my Besseys. Not sure if that will affect operation. No ridges on the bars. Handle swings toward bar to engage clutch and outward to release with very positive action (worse thing about Bessey Jrs is the wonky handle release).
Probably will be more than adequate for the job, but probably not the same quality as the old Jorgesens, which is not a big surprise being a whole new Chinese manufacturer. I’ll have to give them a little workout later to see if I will keep the second pair I have coming….
I have both the Bessey old style and Revo parallel jaw clamps.
I just bought a few sets of the new pivoting jaws for my Bessey Revos.
I haven’t tried them yet.
Tried the Jorgensens out and think I will send them back.
Besides the excessive side play in the jaw, my biggest concern is the bar. Comes smooth with no ridges, but I immediately noticed that after clamping the action of the clutch brake against the bar left several ridges in the metal.
Over time the bar will be covered with random ridges and what happens when ridges start getting eroded by other ridges? Might keep digging in and clamping just fine, but to me looks like a problem down the road.
Had also bought a couple of the Jorgensen F style HD or heavy duty 6″ clamps. These seem very beefy and well made. These I’ll keep.
I have been looking for over a month now, and I can’t find USA made clamps. Everything at Lowe’s and HD – all Taiwan or PRC. And most of Rockler as well. The closest I found was Bessey K-Body Revo assembled in USA.
The only remaining USA made clamps that I know of. Not outlandishly priced for the quality, but anywhere from 2 to 2.5x the cost of the Harbor Freight versions.
The only Dubuque clamps that I have are Face Frame clamps #76 and #76A
They are OK – but can mark the work if you are not careful. Harry Epstein has some of their line:
This is going to seem irrelevant… but I have to ask… Is it REALLY “Cyber Wendesday” or is it “Wednesday of Cyber Week” we’re talking about?
I’m getting kinda confused by the sale names. I’m seeing a lot of retailers call this Cyber Week, which makes sense just fine. Cyber Monday expanded to the whole week, more deals every day. I’m not seeing a lot of “Cyber Wednesday” or any of the days of the week, really.
Maybe I need some extra Tea to clear my head, but I’m a little confused here.
Well, when you look at ToolGuyd’s front page, Cyber Wednesday suggests “Cyber Week deals new or newly posted on Wednesday,” with some being deals of the day as was true earlier in the week.
I don’t mind confusing you about proper naming, as long as you think “Cyber Wednesday = Cyber Week deals posted on Wednesday.”
After today, I might switch to Cyber Week, Final Cyber Week Deals, or something to that effect. *shrug*
Some retailers have “cyber week” deals on their “Cyber Monday” landing pages.
Others have switched to Holiday Deals.
Cyber Week Wednesday? Too many words.
Another reason for the titling is because I’ve had a hard time sorting through past years’ deals for comparison and prediction purposes. Adding Cyber “Day of the Week” to the title for Cyber week deals will help me in future years without having to cross-reference with dates.
This isn’t me being lazy, I haven’t found any better or clearer naming conventions.
While secular names are perhaps a better fit with the topic of this post, just for a laugh – I looked up the Catholic Saints for Today. I found that we could call it (among other names):
Habakkuk The Prophet Day or Nonnus of Edessa Day
or in my church:
Channing Moore Williams Day
Wonderful Wintery Wednesday Cyber Sales Which Would Honor Channing Moore Williams.
It has a certain… je ne sais quoi.
Naming the day after an Episcopal Bishop of China seems appropriate given all the complaints about Chinese clamps…
My problem is determining if the email is about a new deal or something left over from Black Friday – some places are doing a 12 days of deals – and some are just highlighting existing sales, others are a special deal for that day only.
So it’s Wednesday of Cyber Week. But, for ease of ToolGuyd Use, Cyber Wednesday.
That actually makes more sense to me than you might expect, Stuart! I appreciate it! I know this was WAY off topic… I was just… Confused.
It’s a strange thing to wrangle these days. Black Friday and Cyber Monday USED to be the only ones on the calendar. And they weren’t actually public events. They were just part of an article written by some newspaper, ages ago now. The topic: When are the best days of the year to find sales at any given retail store? The Friday after US Thanksgiving was when retailers dropped their prices for clearance before the Holiday Rush. Consumers had noticed they were getting great sales on this day, and often waited for this day to buy things. Equally relevant was this article was written around the time of the big eCommerce boom. This boom meant that there was a lot of buying online. And when did the statistics say the prices dropped online during the year? The Monday after US Thanksgiving. Thus, it gained the title of “Cyber Monday”… That’s all they ever were, is statistics. Now they’re something like a 10 day buying frenzy.
Would be very nice if I could say conclusively that this has resulted in genuine good deals. But it appears the mass interest has resulted in minor sales, and sometimes just offerings at their regular price, with fake amounts they were marked down from.
Rambling. Sorry. Thank you for clarifying, Stuart! I get confused this time of year, and your posts seem to clear things up perfectly!
The day after Thanksgiving is when a lot of people start their holiday shopping.
Retailers created special promotions to compete for customers’ attention and spending.
Now, those deals are heavily advertised, and the promotions have become bigger and better.
I remember waiting for the promos to go live so I could plan out my shopping. I visited the local Staples the day after Thanksgiving to get discounted camera memory cards and USB drives. E-commerce wasn’t very popular or well-developed yet, but Black Friday was still a thing.
With e-commerce, they coined Cyber Monday because it was a huge online shopping day, presumably as people went back to work and their work computers if I recall correctly.
Cyber Week makes sense, but I see it as more of a description than any real sales event.
What came first, customers spending more, or retailers competing for customers’ holiday shopping attention and budgets?
Consider ToolGuyd’s holiday deal coverage. There is usually some person every year that says “too many tool deal posts, nobody wants this,” but every year what I see is that such content and analysis is helpful and of interest.
It’s cyclic and mutually responsive.
Retailers respond to consumers’ spending habits.
What you’re saying is that “prices dropping online” led to Cyber Monday. That is incorrect. This is about spending patterns.
A few years ago I asked a retailer if they would be having any Black Friday promotions, and they said no – they didn’t believe it would be of any benefit.
Big Black Friday/Cyber Monday spending is driven by consumer trends.
Sure, the retail industry will try to STEER spending, but they’re not driving it, consumers are.
Think about prior years when some stores were open on Thanksgiving.
A customer visits a store on a holiday, and approaches a worker. “Why are you open today.” The store associate responds “to serve customers like yourself, who are shopping here today.” It is because customers would shop at the store on Thanksgiving that the store is open that day. Sure, there could be exceptions, but generally, it’s consumers that set the pattern and retailers that respond to it and adjust.
Well, of course they were driving eachother together that way for years before the article, Stuart. I only mean that the article being written led to the mass store panic buying we see in the news these days.
Yeah, that day after American Thanksgiving (Canada does it back Second Monday in October. I think… I only ever remember it’s usually on my Mother’s Birthday.) a lot of people start holday shopping. (Disclaimer: Diwali, Hannukah, and even the hippie-dippie Solstice Celebrations start getting shopped for at this time as well. Christmas is not excluded, nor is it exclusive, to this particular trend’s target audience. I say this because people get sensitive over the word ‘Holiday’ this time of year.) Also, many retailers did most certainly accomodate these shoppers for many years before the eCommerce boom.
My point, ultimately, was that this was all independently done by retailers right up into the eCommerce days. Once that article was published, it put names to “The Best Shopping Days on the Calendar” and thus gave birth to the chaos we have now. They labelled that Friday following US Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because it was originally a secret, known only to retailers, and people who were regulars to these stores. And, yeah, way back before the Internet, and we had significantly more person-to-person retail contact, floor managers, and sales associates, did slash prices for great customers. My Dad bought me my first stereo under one of these situations. A model wasn’t selling AT ALL at a specific location, they had stock of something like 20, and the sales associate got stopped by the store owner when they got to the register with my Dad, and it was this phantom “Black Friday” at the time. The owner said “You put in the price wrong, lemme fix that” and he slashed the price of my new stereo in half to clear it. I wouldn’t say that’s how everyone got it started, but I would certainly say something similar was happening across North America, where the owners knew the holiday rushes were coming, and wanted to reward early shoppers with great deals, thus creating the quoted statistic in the article, written years later.
All the Article really discussed is when THE MOST people REPORTED getting early-holiday deals during the year. That’s how Black Friday was born, and Cyber Monday was simply tacked on later as eCommerce took off. Yes, it most definitely had to do with the post-US Holiday Food-Comas subsided, and people returned to work, groggy, hung over, and not being very productive at all. Except for one thing. They were still in a Holiday type mood, and would do online shopping. Their Cyber Monday didn’t used to mean “the best deals” it meant, exclusively, “The Start of Holiday Shopping” as of the time of the original article.
And, Stuart, I apologize for this rant, as I’m trying to clarify MY statements, not contradict yours. I did not write mine very clearly to reflect what really happened, and I didn’t mean to sound like I wasn’t saying what you did end up correcting me on. I meant to say things remarkably similar to your comment, and this is me correcting myself. But I do appreciate you showing me where I didn’t communicate properly.
As to what we’re seeing these days? I think it’s fair to say Retailers are cashing in on the public knowing this statistically relevant date, and building sales around them. Though, I also have seen prices RAISED or only MARGINALLY reduced, removing the actual deals people get from some of these sales.
Cyber WEEK makes more sense these days as well. Some go from Saturday after Black Friday, to the following Friday, sometimes it lasts right on up to December 24th. But, as has always been true of the Retail market, as the YEAR closes out, they do want to clear as much stock as possible, to make room for January New-Product Stock. In the commonwealth countries (Former British Empire, like Canada, Australia, Etc.) the week following December 25th, from the 26th to January 1st, is often called “Boxing Week”, with the 26th called “Boxing Day”… Originally this was meant to be the time you took to “Box Up” all the decorations and prepare for New Year’s. But Retailers did it too. Only this was when they put everything on clearance that they can manage, to LITERALLY rush everything out of stock as fast as possible. So THEY can “Box Up” the store, and get that fresh stock on January 2nd-6th as the shipping companies could provide.
Given how much, ESPECIALLY IN 2020, we’ve all been cooped up in our homes, these Cyber sales have become infinitely more appropriate. Whether we get great sales, or just “Meh” sales… This is a great year for extended Cyber sales.
So, yeah… As of me writing this, it’s Friday of Cyber Week, and I don’t feel as confused about it anymore, thanks to you, Stuart! I know I’m a pain in the backside, but I appreciate your patience and your knowledge in all this! I swear, if it wasn’t for posters like fred, and for the ToolGuyd team, there are things I would be ENTIRELY lost on. Remember the Deburring freakout? Yeah… Still haven’t bought one, because I’m trying to decide if I need the Metal or Wood one for what I do. But you guys have changed my maker skillset for the better at every turn! So, Thank You, ALL OF YOU, for turning this horrible year into something tolerable and beneficial for me. I appreciate it more than I have words for! (Despite the obvious efforts to try here. 😉 )
so is the new marketing thing “cyber week” for all the days past black friday.
I feel like I’m in a bad Dr Who episode.
Regardless thanks for posting up the details.
Cyber Monday was already kind of “left over Black Friday deals but ON THE INTERNET” – and cyber week seems to be more of the same mostly.
Cyber Monday had some great deals – even better than Black Friday in some cases.
Here’ show I would classify things:
November = holiday season special buys.
Black Friday = holiday season special buys + some limited time specials.
Cyber Monday = different limited time specials.
December = more limited time specials (usually at least) + better pricing on select holiday deals that haven’t sold out yet.
About twelve months ago, the best holiday prices I’ve got on these dates:
01-Dec-2019 – Bosch StarlockPlus OMT (GOP40-30B) @ $87.60
01-Jan-2020 – Bosch 12V Recip Saw (PS60-102) @ $74.00
Both *kits* – former with a bunch of Starlock blades (plus two more blades, to satisfy that deal requirements), and the latter with a battery and charger – I got on Amazon.com. Aforementioned prices – before tax, with free shipping.
I didn’t see anything comparable (from my wish list) this year, but the season is far from over yet.