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What are the different types of manual clamps

When you're working with heavy materials and powerful machinery, you need something that can keep objects stationary even when huge forces are applied to them. Vertical hold down clamps can be identified by the handle, which is vertical as long as the clamp is disengaged. Once it is flanged to the table, the worker simply rotates its handle 90 degrees and uses the vertical hold-down clamp to hold down the workpiece.


The difference between a horizontal hold down clamp and a vertical hold down clamp is that whenever the clamp is disengaged from the horizontal hold down clamp, its handle is horizontal instead of vertical. This feature makes it easier to move material on or around the workbench, as vertical handles can sometimes get in the way of work. As opposed to pressing the clamps, pulling the latch clamps applies pressure in a direction parallel to the surface to which they are attached.


They are great for keeping chamber doors closed as well as keeping container lids closed. Unlike pinch and latch clips, squeeze action clips don't need to be attached to anything. Instead, you can take them with you and place them wherever you need to hold objects to each other. Most squeeze action clamps automatically lock when closed.


The handle tie down hooks on the linear action clamp allows the worker to use it to push or pull the rod. Either pushing or pulling with these devices can be used to apply force, so the handles on linear action clamps do not have a well-defined engagement/disengagement position unlike compression clamps. Instead of a handle, a variable stroke linear action clamp has a locking lever and plunger. The plunger lets you choose how far the rod extends, and the locking lever lets you lock it in place.