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What better way to test sturdy tools than push them to their limits!
That’s what Richard Mortley thought the first time he get one Piher clamp. This expert woodcrafter is also a popular videoblogger in woodworking area and upload frequenly advices and tutorials from his woodshop in England.
We have sent him some Piher clamping tools and asked him to test their quality and suitability for woodworking. No strings attached, honesty first.
His goals is simple:
Push the tools to their limit until they break.
Do you think he got it?
Stay tuned to Richard’s blog to see the results. Here you are he first of his posts about that tests:
These next weeks we will travel across Europe to exhibit Piher Clamping Tools in several International Fairs:
- AMB International Exhibition For Metal Working, Stuttgart (Germany)
This is the first time we exhibit in this fair, one of the most important metal working exhibitions.
- ToolFair 2014, Coventry (England)
18 -19 September.
International Tool Fair for power tools, hand tools and building equiptment with Sphinx Industrial Supplies.
- W14 Joiniture and Furniture, Birmingham (England)
5 -8 Octuober.
One of the biggest tool suppliers in the country donated over £1,000 worth of Piher tools to the City College’s Construction and Motor Vehicle departments.
Sphinx Industrial Supplies generous gift of the Piher Carpentry and Welding clamps will be eagerly received by the students who started this week.
Manufactured in Logrono, Northern Spain, the Piher range of clamping tools have been available in the UK for many years but it was in 2010 Sphinx Industrial Supplies were able to take the exclusive agency on from their base in Bayton Road Industrial Estate, Coventry.
Neil Long Sales Director at Sphinx Industrial Supplies said, “We are delighted to be donating our products to the College, not only are we supporting the students, but we are supporting the local community.”
“This partnership will allow the students to use high quality clamping tools from Piher, which will only improve their college experience. We believe that by imbedding the Piher brand within the local community and especially within City College Coventry we are helping to develop the Welders, Engineers, Carpenters, Joiners and tradesmen of the future whilst also providing a boost to the local economy.”
Steve Logan, Principal of City College Coventry said, “I am extremely grateful to Sphinx Industrial for supplying this high quality joinery equipment, which will directly benefit our students and assist City College Coventry in training the skilled workforce of the future.”
Piher UK is based in Coventry and with the support of the factory in Spain we are excited to be providing this range of Piher branded tools that will be utilised in City College Coventry.
Always feels good to test yourself and appreciate the job well done!
Last august, the prestigious german magazine Heimwerker Praxis tests our Multi Prop Cargo Bar. This magazine is a reference in Tools testing. That´s why we are so glad about the results that validate the exclusiveness and strength of this awesome tool.
Here you are a translation of the review:
The strong “third hand”
The constructions Cargo Bars used to replace a helping hand. Most of them have a adjustable pressure system, but Piher Multi Prop is much more flexible. The professional cargo bars for construction are provided with big screw threads to support heavy weight. In some cases they are simples and adjust the desired height inserting a stud.
Once you pull out the tube you can reach 2,9m or 1,55m if you keep the tube inside. The Piher Cargo bar can get other lengths too. The special thing about this tool is the holder rings. You can increase the pressure up to 450kg just turning the handle.
Place the bar pulling the tube until it reaches the contact. Later Press down against the spring resistance. Then you pull up untill the other ends get contact too. Now the multi prop is able to support its maximum weight although ably 15kg expansive pressure is exerted.
Turning the handle you can increase the pressure.
A great Cargo bar. It works reliable, support heavy weight and can be adjust accurately
Score 1,3 (aprox. 9,5 in 10 scale)
We are pleased to show you the new release button for our multi-props. This new design improves by over 50% the action needed to free the brake. It is an ergonomic feature introduced as a follow on from our customer’s comments on how to improve the braking mechanism they weren’t completely comfortable with. We hope you, the end users, find this useful and it make handing more comfortable.
As always here in our firm we are open to any suggestions or technical enquiries from our customers and our technical department is always ready to act quickly.
We love you to make us think.
As every other year we wish to show you our new items for 2013 trusting they will help your work.
Multiprops (page 5)
Following suggestions from several clients we have extended our range to include 2 new sizes which we call number 0 and number 4. The former goes up to 600 cm. from 400 cm. and is specially designed for cabinet makers and the like while the latter goes up to 2750 cm. from 2000 cm and is the only one available to offer a pressure of 200 kg. at a height of 3 meters. We have also made new clearer graphics to explain the load capacities.
Multiprop grip clamp accessory (page 8 )
This new multiprop grip accessory can also be used on any thing with a maximum thickness of 4 cm. like scaffolding, all kind of profiles, etc … This accessory permits us, once fixed to the profile, to attach any kind of objects we need to have at the ready to carry out jobs such as gluing, welding, leveling, gripping, etc … The maximum jaw opening is 22 cm. though it can vary depending on how it is positioned. There are 4 positions of the jaws so allowing work in 2 horizontal and 2 vertical directions.
New 40k and 50k model (page 25)
Here we have 2 new models to meet the requirements of customers needing extra long reach. The cast iron jaws have been lengthened using steel plates and held in place with screws. The new lengths are 40 cm. for the model 40k and 50 cm. for the model 50k. On lengthening the jaws the amount of the pressure is notably reduced and if this weren’t the case the weight and price would be considerably greater. We believe the market prefers a lighter and more economical tool than a more expensive one. The pressure they exert is 2000N (200 kg.) for 40K and 1500N (150 kg.) for 50K.
Sash Clamp Sawhorse (page 27)
This new article means article 30023 will disappear as the new one allows the sash clamp to be attached to our article 30031. Some clients have been asking for a stronger sawhorse for this work and we have now developed one which can stand loads of up to 500 kg. and is very stable. This model includes 4 ringed screws with which we can hold the 8 cm. bars, however it can’t be used for 10 cm. bars.
Grip pliers (GRIP ON PIHER) (pages 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38)
We have signed a joint venture contract with the grip pliers manufacturer “Grip-on”. Speaking clearly, as we always do, we wish our customers to know this is a tool manufactured in Spain by a top well known manufacturer and distributed by us. These tools are of the highest quality, the price gives the best value on the market and their finish is second to more. This agreement has allowed us to include these articles in our 2013 catalogue offering the widest range available in the world and so be able to cover any need our customers require.
Mitre clamp (page 42)
This is a tool which allows us to make complex joints very difficult to achieve with standard tools. It has two spiked pieces at either end with which we can mark the exact place to be drilled with an 8 mm. bit then use these holes to tighten the tool in place turning the nut that joins them with a spanner or thin metal bar until the required pressure is reached.
Bench pin (page 43)
This piece has been designed to complete our range of G clamps. It’s made in MDF with a 1.9 cm. thickness and 18 cm. length.
Vertical hinged lifting clamp (page 57)
These are for vertical lifting, carrying and turning of metal profiles and sheets. It meets the CE requirements with no problem as it is manufactured with highly resistant materials. The jaws which grip the material are of tempered steel and are equipped with a safety locking device. The Spanish company Jaguar is both the designer and manufacturer which is well known for its quality and with them we have reached an agreement for us to distribute them -we hope this will be long and prosperous us for both. This also means we can guarantee immediate delivery of spare parts as well as a complete repair service should they be required.
Professional Sawhorse 500 (page 59)
We have noticed our market was lacking such a product. So far we’ve been offering an imported foldaway sawhorse which was very practical, easy to carry and could stand a 150 kg. load but some clients needed something more solid though still foldaway, so we have begun manufacturing our own model 500 which can carry a load of 500 kg. available in two heights, 75 cm. and 90 cm.
In this new post in our Blog we would like to show you the new accessory we have developed for our Maxi F model so as to be able to make the clamping tool also a tool for use to mount wooden structures. It’s manufactured in forged steel (F114) so as to give it enough resistance to support the load and the hits it will endure during the work its being used for. Once attached this accessory doesn’t have to be detached to use it as a clamp. The accessory also comes with grooves in a V shape for holding tubes, etc.. We have attached here a video for you to see for yourself how to attach and use this accessory. Trusting you will find it a great benefit in your work.