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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: bill-e on July 27, 2007, 07:10 PM

Title: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: bill-e on July 27, 2007, 07:10 PM
According the the email I got Bessey is discontinuing the Gross Stabil clamps.  IMO these clamps are better than Besseys and Jorgies and these prices are great.

I checked Amazon and they haven't dropped the price yet and I don't know if they will.  Shipping at Woodpeckers is reasonable.

I've got a bunch of these and they are my favorite over the others.

woodpeck.com
CLOSE OUT SALE
GROSS STABIL PC-2 PARALLEL CLAMPS

PRODUCTNUMBER    CAPACITY*    REGPRICE    eCLUB    SAVE    COUPON CODE
13B-PC2.12S               12?           $45.95      $19.95    $26       PC26
13B-PC2.18S               18?           $46.95      $21.95    $25       PC25
13B-PC2.24S               24?           $48.95      $23.95    $25       PC25
13B-PC2.32S               32?           $51.95      $26.95    $25       PC25
13B-PC2.40S               40?           $55.95      $28.95    $27       PC27
13B-PC2.48S               48?           $59.95      $29.95    $30       PC30
13B-PC2.60S               60?           $64.95      $31.95    $33       PC33
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: Eiji Fuller on July 27, 2007, 09:33 PM
Bill,
I didn't see the sale prices at the woodpeck site.
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: HowardH on July 27, 2007, 10:04 PM
It came as an email ad today.  Eclub members only.
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: Michael H Hinkel on July 27, 2007, 10:07 PM
I just now signed up for the e-mail club and ordered using the code and the order went through.
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: bill-e on July 27, 2007, 10:41 PM
Just use the coupon codes.

By the way, the email says they wont ship till Aug 7th.
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: Dixon Peer on July 28, 2007, 04:55 PM
Now isn't this typical of what happens when one company buys another.  The Gros Stabil clamps are, I think, a better product than the Besseys, and now that Bessey owns them they're discontinuing their manufacture.  I guess it's just a matter of knocking off the good competition and cornering the market.  :-[
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: lym on July 28, 2007, 08:58 PM
thanks for the heads up.  the savings more than paid for the shipping to hawaii.
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: Matt Antonucci on July 30, 2007, 04:16 PM
Thanks for the tip Bill, I just ordered 16 of those puppies and got the discount...  That worked out to be a fantastic savings and shipping was about $50 for all of them...


Matt
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: Hoover on July 30, 2007, 09:22 PM
Now isn't this typical of what happens when one company buys another.  The Gros Stabil clamps are, I think, a better product than the Besseys, and now that Bessey owns them they're discontinuing their manufacture.  I guess it's just a matter of knocking off the good competition and cornering the market.  :-[

What you'll probably see is Bessey incorporating some or all of the Gross Stabil features into their K body clamps.  Until they bought Gross Stabil, they probably could not use the features because of patents.


Bill, thanks for the posting.
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: bill-e on July 30, 2007, 09:50 PM
The thing I hate about my Jorgies is that the darn clamp head always comes crashing down on my fingers...it wont stay where I put it.

A feature of the GS clamps is that you can adjust the friction the clamp body puts on the bar, thus making them slide more or less easily.  I have mine adjusted so they have just enough friction to stay where I put them.

Oh, you adjust them by tightening or loosening the 4 screws near the bar on the clamp body

(http://www.mv.com/users/besposito/woodworking/gsjclamps3.jpg)
Title: Re: Woodpecker's Gross Stabil Closeout
Post by: Greg in Memphis on August 01, 2007, 09:52 PM
Hey Bill
I just ordered two 48" and two 60" Gross Stabil clamps. Saved $126! Great deal.
Signing up on the e-club was no hassle at all.
No telling how much money you saved our clamp challenged members like me.

Thanks a bunch for thinking of us.

Greg