Northern Industrial Welders Welding Angle Clamp with V-Jaws
Don't buy a wheel borrow if you need a dump truck.
Don't buy a wheel borrow if you need a dump truck.....And then cuss the wagon for not moving as much dirt and not as easy as a dump truck Northern sells a heavier clamp, I think it's just over 4" it will take and I have 6 of those that I use for my heavy frames and cross members. But when I am just welding stands and machine stands for smaller pieces of equipment or any other things under 1.250 inch or so I use these, they work great and that's what they are made for and do well.. I am afraid this is a good product but if you need heavier duty it will cost more but is still more than reasonable, check prices other places, you'll see fast.
Good Luck & Be Safe...
October 14, 2013
solid, but flawed
If you're working with wide/flat material, this might work just fine. With 3/4" angle iron, not so much... the screws on top just get in the way & with the notch in the plate (for tubing), if your material doesn't span this gap, it won't hold things straight. You can make up for that w/ some spacers, but again, if the clamp doesn't completely cover the material you're welding, it's just a waste of time.
September 16, 2013
Very cheap clamp
The "T" handle is not long enough to get it real tight. The round washer on the end of the threaded part falls off. Nothing really holds it in. I wanted the other type they offer, but they never had them in stock. I canceled 2 different orders and ended up with these. What a mistake.
October 10, 2011
Heavy & Heavy Duty Clamp
Two of the more significant things a clamp must do for a welder is to keep things from moving and hold things in alignment. The NT clamp does just that and has various other uses as well. I was pleasantly surprist at the heft of this clamp. It is heavy enough to do the job - for the most part you are not left feeling like you need to clamp the clamp.
The workmanship is okay, but there are rough spots. Don't expect the smooth shine and crispness of clamps costing 2-3 times more. Then again, for the most part, do you need that for your welding jobs?
June 6, 2011
I purchased this angle clamp for a gift for my husband. He was very pleased with the quality of the clamp and it works well for what he sues it for in the shop.
March 14, 2011
there is just no way you will be able to get a perfect 90 degree angle with ease without using this tool
November 20, 2010
Excellent product for the money. Holds steel at 90 degrees for me to weld projects together.
October 19, 2009
Clamp Needs Work
I will be able to use this clamp on angle iron when I have a machinist modify it because the inserts are not flush with the base of the clamp. I have the insert slots lowered a bit so that the inserts are flush. Also, there are no instructions on how to use it regarding the inserts, but I figured it out. When it is being machined, I will have it squared true as well (I assume it is out of square). The cheapy thin sheet metal screw ends could use a little beefing up as well, possibly with a sliding block - again for use on angle iron. BUT, I guess for the price, who can complain?
March 19, 2008
This clamp is heavy duty. You will not go wrong welding anything at precise 90 degree angle. The price is great compared to comprable tools.
January 14, 2008
Welding Angle Clamp with V-Jaws
The surfaces on my clamp are not parallel and require macining. Having a clamp of this nature would be better suited if the profile were much lower. Not able to use the clamp for a specific job it was purchased for. The quality is fairly excellent of material and ease of operation. There is always room for improvement. Reducing the height by 2 or so inches would make an incredible product. One must first identify a problem before a solution can be offered.
Reducing the height and creating a flat parallel surface would allow the clamp to be used on a welding table, the specific job it was purchased for.
September 22, 2007