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Bessey Table Clamps

Bessey Table Clamps

Bessey Table Clamps
Bessey Table Clamps

Up to now clamping elements or bench hold-downs for joiner’s benches and workbenches suffered from the handicap that the shank was permanently joined to the hold-down component and as such could only be used with a single hole size. This resulted in several mutually incompatible systems. One workbench has 3/4 inch holes, another 20 mm holes, not to mention exotic configurations with 1 inch holes and more besides.

Bessey has now solved this problem by separating the hold-down component and shank. There are now clamping elements in various designs with fixed or variable throat depth, with composite handles as for screw clamps or T-handles and lever handles. All variants fit on the workbench adapters (sold separately), of which there are four with shaft diameters for 19 mm, 20 mm, 25.4 mm and 30 mm holes. If your workbench is provided with holes having just one of these diameters you will be able to use all clamping elements of this series. The clamping elements are simply inserted into the adapter and secured with a hexagon socket screw.

Table Clamp with fixed throat depth and composite grip handle

The surface-coated spindle with acme thread turns smoothly and does not bend out of line.

Clamping height max. 200 mm
Clamping depth 100 mm
Rail cross section 22 x 8.5 mm
Shank diameter 16 mm
Shank length 20 mm
Bessey Code TW16-20-10-2K
Adapter NOT included

Code 317460CartPrice € 39.50
Table Clamp with fixed throat depth and T-handle

The surface-coated spindle with acme thread turns smoothly and does not bend out of line.

Clamping height max. 200 mm
Clamping depth 100 mm
Rail cross section 22 x 8.5 mm
Shank diameter 16 mm
Shank length 20 mm
Bessey Code TW16-20-10K
Adapter NOT included

Code 317461CartPrice € 39.50
Table Clamp with fixed throat depth and lever handle

This lever handle design makes use of the lever’s natural mechanical advantage. The ratchetting mechanism makes for measured, fast and vibration-proof clamping. The wear-resistant cam guarantees a long service life.

Clamping height max. 200 mm
Clamping depth 100 mm
Rail cross section 22 x 8.5 mm
Shank diameter 16 mm
Shank length 20 mm
Bessey Code TW16-20-10H
Adapter NOT included

Code 317462CartPrice € 69.90
Adapters for Table Clamps Adapters for Table Clamps

These adapters are the connecting link between the Bessey clamping elements and your workbench. The mounting hole at the top end is 16 mm in diameter and fits all six Bessey clamping elements. Simply select the adapter that fits the hole diameter in your joiner’s bench or workbench. The adapter shanks (socket bolts) have grooves that improve their grip in the benchtop. They all have a length of 60 mm. Depending on their dimension they are slightly undersize by 0.1 to 0.2 mm to prevent them from binding in the hole.

Hole for shank Ø For workbench hole
Ø mm
For workbench hole
Ø inch
CodePrice
16 mm 19 mm 3/4 inch
Code 317470CartPrice € 12.90
16 mm 20 mm 13/16 inch
Code 317471CartPrice € 13.90
16 mm 25.4 mm 1 inch
Code 317472CartPrice € 15.50
16 mm 30 mm 1 3/16 inch
Code 317473CartPrice € 16.50
Table Clamps with variable throat depth

Table Clamps with variable throat depth

The full range of clamping elements are also available with variable throat depth, which further increases your application options. The throat depth is infinitely adjustable. The desired height is adjusted by means of a knurled screw.


Table Clamp with variable throat depth and composite grip handle

The surface-coated spindle with acme thread turns smoothly and does not bend out of line.

Clamping height max. 200 mm
Clamping depth 30 - 150 mm
Rail cross section 22 x 8.5 mm
Shank diameter 16 mm
Shank length 20 mm
Bessey Code TWV16-20-15-2K
Adapter NOT included

Code 317465CartPrice € 63.90
Table Clamp with variable throat depth and T-handle

The surface-coated spindle with acme thread turns smoothly and does not bend out of line.

Clamping height max. 200 mm
Clamping depth 30 - 150 mm
Rail cross section 22 x 8.5 mm
Shank diameter 16 mm
Shank length 20 mm
Bessey Code TWV16-20-15K
Adapter NOT included

Currently not in stock!
Code 317466Cart Price € 63.90
Table Clamp with variable throat depth and lever handle

This lever handle design makes use of the lever’s natural mechanical advantage. The ratchetting mechanism makes for measured, fast and vibration-proof clamping. The wear-resistant cam guarantees a long service life.

Clamping height max. 200 mm
Clamping depth 60 - 150 mm
Rail cross section 22 x 8.5 mm
Shank diameter 16 mm
Shank length 20 mm
Bessey Code TWV16-20-15H
Adapter NOT included

Currently not in stock!
Code 317467Cart Price € 89.00
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