The Trouble with Reviews

And particularly conducting them on a significant number of tools of any one genre that are on the market, is you get to see the best and the worst on the market.  The worst is no problem (so long as you don’t own them), but the best is another matter….

Conducting a review really exposes you not only to the tools, but provides an opportunity to really put them through their paces, and the more you use a really good version, the harder and harder it becomes to face returning them at the end.  And so it is with the Frontline Interlocking clamps that I was covering for the next edition of the Australian Wood Review.

So now I have not one (one on its own is not particularly useful for any clamp), not two, but three of these significantly serious clamps in the workshop.  What can I say – I love good tools!



I guess I really have to justify having these clamps in the workshop, and I can’t think of a more justified (and necessary) project, particularly for my workshop, than building a decent laminated workbench.  I just need to source some decent timbers to make it out of!

One Response

  1. Hi Stu,

    I’ve had a number of these clamps for about 3 years. You are right that two may not be enough and I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to convince you that 4 is even better for large dimensional projects. While they may not be the cheapest I have recovered the cost multiple times by the laminated panels I have created for myself and friends. When you consider the price of even pine laminates fro Bunnings, it doesn’t take too many larger projects to start realising cost savings. Your only mistake was to mention that you had a set. Every amd and his dog (at least all your woodie friends) will be hammering at your dor with a pile of timber under their arms asking you to laminate them.

    Good review of a good product.


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