Bessey LM2.004 LM 4-Inch General Purpose Woodworking Clamp

Last updated: June 26, 2020

This general purpose clamp is lightweight but can still apply a surprising amount of force. The steel frame is built to last and the wooden adjustment grip is made for easy handling. This one is ideal for jobs with numerous layers.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This sturdy, strong clamp can handle multiple layers of wood with consistent pressure.

In our analysis of 9 expert reviews, the Bessey 4-Inch General Purpose Woodworking Clamp placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG, a German family-owned company, was founded in 1889. Internationally recognized as a world-class steel maker, the company first introduced their line of malleable cast iron bar clamps in 1936 and heat-treated, all steel L clamps in 1952. BESSEY cutting technologies represent a tradition in the manufacture of tin snips going back more than 80 years.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The LM2 is a 4” adjustable bar clamp that should be in reach any time you are working with wood. The large span makes it a perfect tool for projects like wood laminating where you have to apply a lot of force to many layers at once. The clamp is light and easy to hold with the ergonomic wooden grip, which is why this is a top choice selection.
Wooden handle, Faster than a c-clamp, Steel frame, Size
Very sturdy, Hold parts as long as you want, Allows to adjust the tightness, Last through many projects

What reviewers didn't like

The one downside to this model is that it only has about 4-inches of nominal capacity, which means that you’re limited in what you can clamp down with it.
The bar doesn’t catch the jaw
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