C Clamps For Demanding Jobs
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In my ongoing quest for finding adequate substitutions for the vanishing North American clamp manufacturers, I recently discovered an exceptionally strong forged steel C-clamp that will surely give us decades of dependable use.
Woodworkers rarely use large capacity C-Clamps.Instead, we prefer the more rapid to open and close F-clamps, or the Parallel jaws clamps.However, C-clamps are better for repeated clamping of materials of similar thicknesses.
Think about a carver who routinely work with 1' stock that is clamped to a 2' workbench.With one turn of the screw, the clamp is loosened and can be repositioned without worrying that the moving jaw will drop or get loosened.
C-clamps don't have moving parts but for the screw, which is their biggest advantage.No doubt you can find an F-clamp with a positive clutch grip mechanism to prevent the moving jaw from unintentional dislocating, but a feature like this may become loose over time - especially if the jaws are always engaged at the same configurations.
In addition, over a long period of time when an F-clamp is subjected to over-tightening, structural deformation such as a permanent bend in the clamp's beam, or loosing of the fixed jaw is likely to...