How to reverse the jaws on a trigger clamp
On many models of trigger clamp, the jaws can be reversed to allow the tool to be used as a spreader.
To reverse the jaws, simply follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Release fixed jaw
To turn the clamp into a spreader, it is the fixed jaw which is removed and reversed. The jaw will be attached to the bar either by a screw or a button.
|To release the jaw, simply undo the screw or press the button, until it becomes loose.|
Step 2 - Remove fixed jaw
Once it has been released, the fixed jaw can be removed from the bar by sliding it off.
Step 3 - Replace jaw
Next, turn the jaw in the reverse direction and replace it on to the bar, at the opposite end.
Step 4 - Attach jaw
Reattach the jaw to the bar by either sliding it into place until the button clicks, or fastening it on by tightening the screw.
The jaws are now reversed and the device can be used to spread your workpiece.