Reversible, Bench, Web, Strap, Mitre, Quick Action and Quick Grip Clamps,
Push, Hook, Power, Screw, Speed, Picture Frame, and Work Bench Clamps
of Clamps and Uses
Types of Clamps - Reversible, Bench, Web, Strap, Mitre,
Quick Action and Quick Grip Clamps
By: The Working Man
The Reversible Clamp:
This clamp can be used one-handed for spreading or clamping
with the turn of a dial. Some reversible clamps can exert up
to two hundred sixty pounds of clamping force. These are
usually used for large projects and can clamp onto all four
edges of the clamping jaw.
The Bench Clamp:
These are designed to fit onto workbenches that have holes
three quarters of an inch to one and half inch in diameter.
They usually come in two pieces and the clamp size can range
from zero to around three inches. Some feature quick release
The Web Clamp:
This type of clamp is usually used to make frames. They have
nylon bands that go around the project pieces and are
tightened down usually with a ratchet. A web clamp can be
used with or without gripping pieces for the corners so that
pressure can be evenly distributed around the project.
The Strap Clamp:
This clamp is also usually used to make picture frames as
well as many other things. They have nylon bands like the
web clamp. The only difference is that the strap clamp has
no frame and can be used on any surface and around any
The Mitre Clamp:
The mitre clamp uses mitred ends to grip two pieces together
at right angles. There are two types of mitre clamps: the
external mitre clamp and the internal mitre clamp.
The Quick Action Clamp:
This clamp you can operate with one hand like a sealant gun.
It is easy to use and quick for all kinds of work projects.
You simply release with one finger.
The Quick Grip Clamp:
This is also a one handed clamp pressure that you can
adjust. This type of clamp is best used with clamping thin
pieces because the jaws of the clamp do not close square.
Types of Clamps - Push, Hook, Power, Screw, Speed,
Picture Frame, and Work Bench Clamps
The Push Clamp
Push clamps are designed to put a large amount of pressure
against either the piece on which you are working or against
a strap clamp. Push clamps can be used either vertically or
horizontally and can be adapted to a variety of uses.
The Hook Clamp
Hook clamps rotate over the piece and hold it with a direct
downward clamping force while providing a low profile so
that the clamp doesn't get in the way of further work. They
are especially useful when a strong clamping force is needed
but the available working space is limited. Some are also
spring loaded for quick release.
The Power Clamp:
The power clamp automatically adjusts with an exact
application of force and maximum power, all in a single
The Screw Clamp:
A Screw Clamp has a powerful and fast closing. It opens with
a unique thread and handle grip and is simple to use.
The Speed Clamp:
This clamp uses a serrated metal bar. As the clamp presses
down on the items, the serrations secure and lock the
sliding head, preventing slippage.
The Picture Frame Clamp:
These hold the mitred corners of picture frames together as
they are glued or stapled. There are many different sizes
and designs of these clamps available.
The Work Bench:
The work bench usually includes a top that can be used like
a vise or clamp. Most have two adjustment handles that work
independently, allowing the jaws to close around regular or
tapered work pieces.
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