Rated 4 out of 5Â by Paddles Use with care
There are many ways to fail to get good results with mitre clamps in all price brackets.
This one is a budget model, but I'm getting decent results when using them. The casting is square and this clamp will hold the work square if it's set up carefully.
Best results come from using these four at a time and joining all four corners simultaneously.
If using two or one at a time you need to be sure the work piece ends not in the clamp(s) are supported at exactly the same height as the ends in the clamp and that you check the joint is square as you tighten it. Fail to do this and the result can be a squiffy joint. But that's true of many mitre clamps including the considerably pricier Stanley ones I also have.
Using one clamp on it's own can work, but it's easy to get a fractional error in each joint and find the the wood doesn't meet up when you get to the last joint.
The four of these I have are several years old, have been used on a good number of occasions but not constantly. They are hung up out of harms way when not in use and not overtightened. So far nothing has broken on any of them.
For the price, used appropriately, I find these a useful piece of kit.
16 Nov 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Boab4173 Pretty good
Great at doing the job it was designed for. Only downside was the two grub screws on the small metal plate on the top were both loose and would not tighten. Luckily I have assorted screws that I was able to replace them with.
1 Jul 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Talksense Good value for money
I purchased two of these to hold in place mitred pieces of oak while the glue dried. They did the job perfectly. I have another corner clamp costing twice the money which is only half as good: these are excellent value for money, well made and easy to use.
5 Jun 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SuffolkNeil not fit for purpose
Not satisfied with this product, handle broke first time I used it, impossible to hold two pieces of wood at the same time and also found wood was not joined at right angles. After putting a set square on the clamp I discovered it was out of square. Would not recommended this product.
Clamp was returned to the store and was given a full refund, so not all bad.
8 Apr 2015