Phillip writes: “Do you ever get tired of weld spatter fouling your clamps? These Made in the USA clamps are designed to prevent this from happening by protecting the screw threads with a shield around the shaft and that shield is copper plated to prevent spatter from sticking. They have a Limited Lifetime Warranty too.”
As a matter of fact, Phillip, we do get tired of slag on the clamps. And wow, that’s a nice looking clamp.
A couple of features make the Porta-Vise clamps really stand out: The pad is attached to the copper-plated shaft and is non-rotating, which means it’s not only less likely to get slag-coated but it’s easier to align as well. (No more sliding around during rotation!) The lever is attached to a hex-shaped handle, which means you can use a wrench or socket to turn it.
This pictured model is their F-Series sliding bar clamp, but they also sell painted heavy-duty forged steel clamps with the same sweet features. (And aluminum versions.) We just couldn’t resist picturing the pretty one.
Pricing starts around $40 for the 4-1/2″ steel clamps and runs up to around $75 for the 8″ one pictured. As always, deals can be had with shopping.