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Kreg isn’t making a big production about changing the grips on the clamps in their pocket hole tool line, but you can pre-order the improved clamps to be shipped this week from Woodcraft and next week from McFeely’s.

Except for their new corner clamps, Kreg is adding comfort grips to all the clamps in their pocket hole tool line — that includes their bench clamps, right-angle clamps, and face clamps.  Since there’s no press release, we scraped this information together from other sources, and we haven’t run across the reason for the upgrade.  Is it a ploy to further differentiate their products, or are they doing it in response to customer feedback?

It looks like the new clamps will be priced similarly to the older versions, but we found a few cases, like the right-angle clamp, where they bumped the retail price up a few dollars.

Pocket Hole Tools [Kreg]
New Kreg Clamps [McFeely’s]
New Kreg Face Clamps [Woodcraft]


One Response to Kreg Silently Rolling Out Soft-Grip Clamps

  1. Perry Cox says:

    I have and use two of the new soft grip clamps with my R-3 Jig. One clamp is for clamping my R-3 as I drill pocket holes and the other is for clamping 90 degree joints. The handle, on each, is very soft and flexible…I keep looking to see if it is trying to slide off. Neither soft handle has come off and I use them a lot. I really do like them.

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