Clamping tools: the optimal way to use force
A constant contact pressure, a fixed working position, just the right amount of tensile force: our clamping tools apply just the right type of force. This ensures precise work results and consistent joins.
What are clamping tools used for?
Clamping tools fix a workpiece or pull two parts together for assembly. Vices are an example of the first category, and all kinds of clamps examples of the second. These hand tools are indispensable in the trades, when processing small parts, in a hobby workshop and in woodworking.
Which clamping tools are available?
Vices are an item of basic equipment in every workshop. They let you hold workpieces in the perfect working position and work them precisely using files or other tools.
When doing any form of bonding or compound connections for workpieces, you rely on clamps. They are used, for example, as edge clamps or bar clamps in a wide variety of industries. They fix two components in the required position and exert a high contact pressure.
They thereby prevent materials such as wood from warping before the adhesion occurs, or from slipping when glue dries. Clamps also guarantee uniform contact between the joint faces – and therefore a secure connection.
What do I need to pay attention to when using clamping tools?
First of all, watch your fingers. Make sure they’re never placed between powerful clamps or jaws. You need to take precautions when using quick release screw clamps in particular.
In addition, adapt the span width, depth and force to the respective requirements of the application. The most important guide is the primary material used. Steel and metal in vehicle and body construction require different forces than soft wood, which is sensitive to pressure. Clamping systems that are too assertive can easily damage the material.
Otherwise, the rule set in stone for hand tools applies: unconditional quality and functionality for professional use will save you a lot of work in the long run. When you have selected clamping tools, you’ll reduce the error rate and the need for reworking. Can we help you out with advice on this? Please contact our customer service.