The Adjustable Clamp Company has been around since 1905 and hold many of the original patents on their various clamps. They are the makers of the Jorgensen and Pony clamp lines and tools. Today we are reviewing the 3724 24″ steel heavy duty and the 3712 steel light duty Jorgensen Bar clamps. When I was faced with the decision of a cheap (but MORE expensive) plastic imported clamp or the steel heavy duty Jorgensen clamp made in Chicago, the choice was obvious. I had used both in the past, and always preferred the steel option when available. They come with rubber edges, so if you’re clamping down a piece of delicate wood, it will not damage the grain. Both sizes I purchased have easy access to the adjustment and release lever and, when not covered in wood glue, the bars slide easily. Nice rounded wooden handles make the tightening and…Continue Reading
If you have ever been in the market for an outdoors multi-purpose tool, you have undoubtedly come across the Leatherman brand. It all started in 1983 with their Pocket Survival Tool, when Tim Leatherman and Steve Berliner started Leatherman. Now 30 years later with 30 different models, Leatherman has a 90,000 square foot facility and 400 employees. The above video is from LeathermanMedia. You can visit their factory in Oregon today to see these iconic tools being made by Americans. FACTORY TOUR DETAILS: Cost: FREE Reservations:  503-408-5550 – First 10 people to show up, no group tours. Tour Duration: 1-1.5 hours Factory hours: Wednesdays 10AM Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. 12106 NE Ainsworth Circle Portland, Or 97220-9001
Wooster manufacturing and company headquarters have been located on Madison Ave, Wooster, Ohio since 1909. Their in-house engineering, production, graphic design and printing departments employ 520. The company is known for their quality and innovative high standards. Milestones noted are the invention of angle sash paintbrushes and a development of cementing bristles to the paintbrush using their “Foss-set” process. They were the first to create brushes of nylon filaments used with latex paints and also first to use synthetic fabrics for paint roller covers, now standard in the industry. Wooster Brush Company has the solution for painting shelves, trim and the challenging ceiling-to-wall angle with their Shortcut R. This award winning brush was introduced in 1999. The brush is full-sized with only a 2 ¼ unique, maneuverable handle. The soft Shergrip TM handle gives more control and comfort. This brush can be used with all paints and varnishes and stains. Wooster…Continue Reading