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Go-bars

About This Item

Made of rugged flexible fiberglass. Buy additional go-bars to go with the Go-bar Clamping System, or use them in your own setup.

The go-bar clamping technique is simple and fast, with more uniform clamping pressure.

Sold individually.

24" x 1/2" x 5/32"
(610mm x 13mm x 4mm)



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Go-bar Clamping Deck

Assembly instructions for the Go-bar Clamping Deck.

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4.0

 Go-bar work very well

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Verified Buyer


I have tried the flimsy round bars and they are difficult to place where you want as they are prone to slip or rotate.
When I used the Stew-Mac rods they consistently place where you want them due to their higher clamping pressure . As others have noted the bare ends are prone to deposit very thin and painful fiberglass shards from the bare ended rods. There are some vinyl caps on-line that would work but when I looked into these the companies only had bulk numbers to sell from 350 or higher.
It would be helpful if SM could find a supplier that your customers could order from . Otherwise I find these devices meet the excellent quality that Stew-Mac usually provides.

1.0

Caution!

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Verified Buyer


I bought these with the stew Mac deck. Yes, the length is something that’s hit or miss, and yes they apply some serious force. The issue is the constant splinter risk... and these are some nasty little splinters you can’t see they just hurt.

End of the world? Nope... but really ... stew Mac you’re better than this.

Response from StewMac


Hi Jim,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the Go-bars did not work for you as expected. If any of our products fail to meet your expectations, you are welcome to send it back for a refund, exchange, or store credit. If you can, give us a call at 1-800-848-2273 so that we can further assist you. We look forward to hearing from you.

3.0

Shorter then the deck

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Verified Buyer


Maybe I should have checked to see if they came in different lengths. What I got are not even close to the length needed in the go bar deck. I had to add 6 inches of wood under my radius dish.

4.0

Splinters? Simple solution...

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Verified Buyer


As a few others had experienced, I too found myself getting the odd splinter from these fibreglass go-bars. A very simple solution was to cover them with heat shrink tubing. No more splinters!

1.0

There are better ways

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Verified Buyer


This product is an annoyance in my shop. I get fiberglass splinters from the rods and I’ve found they are not useful for their intended purpose. They are too “slick”, too skinny and they do not stay in place. For me, it works much better to get poplar dowels, cut them down, and outfit them with small rubber stick-on furniture pads on either side.

Either that or repurpose as many old half pool cues as possible from the local thrift shop.

Response from StewMac


Hi Brandon,
Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that out Go-bars didn't meet your expectations. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied with a product you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273. In the meantime, I've placed a suggestion with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products.

2.0

Limited usefulness

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Verified Buyer


I have these "heavy duty" and the old round white go bars. These are seriously stiff. Kind of like using a framming hammer when a tack hammer is needed. This kind of pressure is not needed for gluing braces, except in unusual circumstances. Even then, something is probably wrong. The 1/4 inch white round bars are much better.

5.0

Buy more than you think you will need

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Verified Buyer


I purchased a couple of orders of this product over the years. I keep finding more items I can use the go-bar desk for. I have ended up with a total of 40 go bars.. (so far) and I think that is about right.
When using, make sure you use a wood caul or you will end up denting your wood with these as they can provide quite a bit of force. If the ends are too sharp just lap off the corners, in fact, this last order had all of the ends nicely dressed off. Also, you might want buff the bars with some 600 - 800 grit sandpaper as some of them can have small fiberglass threads exposed which may end up in the palm of your hand ( ouch) .

4.0

Does the good job

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Verified Buyer


As an edit from my previous review, they do the job nicely (just have to learn how to use them :-)). Tips have to be protected from the wood with wooden cauls. They are really strong and the gobar deck assembly has to be nicely set up!

2.0

Too stiff

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Verified Buyer


They are really too stiff… almost impossible to bend them… and the tip is not protected by any rubber cap, very aggressive for the wood. First time I have problems with Stewmac stuff

5.0

Go-bars

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Verified Buyer


Good quality Go-bars! I would prefer longer ones, if you made them I would buy them too...

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