Frankly, I was going to post about the Alpha JackClamp a while ago, but when I went to their website to gather information, it was hacked, so I forgot about the clamp. As of late, I keep running into ads and reviews for the product and figured it was time to give it a fair shake.
The first thing you notice about the Alpha JackClamp it that it has this extra bar where other bar clamps just have a jaw pad. This extra bar gives the JackClamp some interesting abilities. As a bar clamp, it has a 13″ deep throat for clamping around obstructions. Flipping the handle around the extra bar gives the JackClamp a 33″ spreading span.
The JackClamp can also be configured as a jack that can lift 250 lbs. up to 33″ or a hoist. A four-brake holding system keeps the clamp put, no matter the configuration. Other features include vertical and horizontal bubble vials inside the fixed jaw and Imperial and metric graduations stamped on the lower bar. Lowell Thomas Tools manufactures the JackClamp in the USA.
Prices for one clamp start at over $40, but you can get discounts for buying multiple clamps. We’d like to hear if any of our readers have experience with the Alpha JackClamp, but either way we’d like to know whether you think the Alpha JackClamp looks like a valuable addition to the collection. Let us know in comments.