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Mike Costen, President & Co-Founder | Center
Emmet Costen, Business Development & Co-Founder | Right
Ed Murphy, Business Development | Left
Founded in 2016 by father and son team, Mike and Emmet Costen who are both structural engineers. DIMIDE started after struggling with typical clamps one too many times and knowing that we could put our talents together to create a superior product. Our goal was to create a clamp that didn't hurt our hands while delivering a secure grip every time. This is when Mike had an idea, we could use one of our impact wrenches to tighten the clamp. This would provide an ergonomic solution while delivering high clamp load. After putting his over 30 years of structural engineering experience to work, he came up with an optimized clamp design and we haven't looked back since!
Easy to use and super strong. Was exactly what I was looking for. Built for a life time of strength.
Awesome product and awesome folks to work with.
These clamps are unbelievable. They put brute force and fine adjustability in the same tool, which is unheard of. The grip face is a brass block that swivels so you can switch between a flat face or two different serrated faces. These things are truly remarkable, and they apply to work all over the shop.
I wish I'd had a pair of these brutes twenty years ago. You will save money by buying two of these, and save room in your shop when you don't need a dozen other kinds of clamps. Truly ingenious.
These are really stout... heavy duty clamps. The gauge steel is almost 2 times heavier than the Kant-twist clamps. I’m impressed with the design and quality of craftsmanship of these clamps.
That said, they are also more expensive than the Kant Twist clamps but the Dimide clamps do have their place in the shop IMO.
It’s kind of like comparing Bessey clamps to Jorgensen clamps. Both good quality but I’d prefer using the Bessey every time. Same here....like the Kant-Twist but prefer the Dimide.
Should have called and bought much sooner. Great company to deal with and a quality product.
I purchased 2 5" clamps and the vice stand and proclaim this to be the best purchase for the welding shop I've made all year. I do need to warn prospective buyers, these things have legs and love to work. Every time I want to use one it has walked over to another welders booth and clamped itself onto their project. I have 8 12,000 lb. x 4" C-clamps that weight about 35 lbs. each and have a 1" screw with a square head. They are fat and lazy and never wander off, but rather than wrestle with those "Barbells" overhead, I will take the time to hunt down the Dimide clamps. Respect for the company also for excellent communication and fast service. Placed the order one night and got up the next morning to an e-mail from Emmet himself, not some automated reply, and he was addressing me like a real person communicating with a real person. I answered his e-mail and had an immediate reply, extremely cordial and respectful. Same as when the order shipped. Fantastic tools, made in the U.S.A. I will be buying more of these, but I'm going to use the 2 I have now to build a corral to keep them at home, now if I can just find those 2. I should comment on the versatility of the vise kit, which I combine with the "Fireball" welders squares. A huge time saver for weld positioners. I should have, and will be purchasing a 2nd vise kit to extend the capability.
Great price, high quality, delivery came in earlier than expected
Awesome clamp. I love all sorts of clamps and this one is one of my favorites. Very strong, very.
Just what I have been looking for. Your clamps are easy to use and preform outstanding. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.
These clamps are everything they claim to be. Nuf said.
As an engineer and maintenance person dealing in aircraft industry. I feel this clamp is outstanding in all aspects
The 8" clamp is very rigid, and good care was taken in the finishing process of the steel plates. The peened-on support plates are beautifully done, and I have only found one location on the rim of the metal where it may cut you. However, this was not part of the design, but likely from USPS.
The design of the clamp is very well thought out. there is a left and right handed threaded rod, that is a good bit larger in diameter than the Kant twist. Speaking of which, this clamp is superior in almost every way to the Kant twist clamp style. the metal is thicker, all pins are in compression against the support walls, so no tearing out through the wall- nicely done.
it always surprises me that it can open to 8" while maintaining such a short threaded shaft length.
The main thing I could see as a need for improvement is on the ends of the threaded shaft. The end where a socket would fit over is a bit too rounded. I could see after a few years of good use, but I would like to see a process that can get a sharp(er) edge on the corners of the hex that fits into the socket.
On the other end, the (hardened, I believe) circular handle is nicely machined, but the hex shaft pressed into it needs some work. The ball detent is only on one side, where the hex slot it fits into has 2 divots. not only having a single point of contact to keep the handle from falling out, but the steel piece that surrounds the handle is too loose. Again, after years of use, I could see the hex hole being bent out a bit, but a new part... it should have a tighter fit. Also, the rim around this part seems to have a lip that doesn't need to be there; maybe in the pressing process, the press missed the whole part, and left the open end more flanged than it should be. Also on this piece, I would like to see sharper edges on the hex , like on the opposite end of the shaft, so that someone could use a wrench if they chose to.
Overall, the handle slips out far easier than I would like it to.
These clamps are very well made and high quality. High clamp pressure and fast acting, love the features.
The amount of clamping you can apply with an impact wrench and these clamps is amazing!
I love these clamps. Extremely strong and best of all, they dont rotate like c clamps do
Utilizing an impact wrench for tightening and opening speeds up production. Provides easy two hand operation.
I love all of my Dimide clamps
They do those amazing jobs that a basic clamp just cannot achieve.
Everything as advertised!