TYPES AND USES
HAND SCREW CLAMPS
C-clamps are used to hold work which cannot be held
in a vise, or which has to be held for extended
periods of time. They are available in a variety of
The hand screw clamp is made up of two hardwood or high
impact plastic jaws (1) and two hand-operated screws (2)
which hold the clamp together. The hand screw clamp is
used for holding wood while gluing. They are available in a
variety of sizes.
USING A C-CLAMP
Select a clamp which has an opening about 1-1/2
to 2 inches wider than the material to be clamped.
Glass and highly polished surfaces must be
protected. Use brass shims or wooden blocks.
Open clamp as wide as it will go.
Align work and protective blocks if required.
Place clamp (1) in position, and tighten operating
screw (2) until contact is made with material being
Check alignment of material being clamped.
Check that the clamp is applying even pressure
over entire surface.
Do not use wrenches or bars to
Tighten clamp against surface.