LAS VEGAS - Bessey Tools' new GearKlamp, recently named a 2019 AWFS Visionary Award finalist, features a crank handle that's been moved from the acme screw to the clamp bar itself - allowing clamping in confined spaces. 
 
A patented gear train transfers clamping power back to the screw, resulting in an F-clamp with greatly improved finger clearance and comfort in tight spaces. Bessey says the GearKlamp is optimal when clamping items to workbenches and shop tables with a narrow overhang, or when trying to reach into narrow openings.
 
To close the clamp, the user simply slides the handle up the bar - the internal clutch prevents it from sliding back down. To open, simply release the clutch with the trigger.
 
"The GearKlamp saves the skin on your knuckles when clamping in confined spaces," says Bessey. The clamp can exert up to 450 pounds of force. 6", 12", 18", and 24" clamps are offered. Check out more specs here.
 
Bessey will show the GearKlamp at booth 6102 at the upcoming AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. Winners of the 2019 Visionary Awards will be announced at the show, which takes place July 17 – 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Visionary Awards recognize creativity and innovation and are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation, and user-friendliness.
 

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