How to use a band clamp
|Using a band clamp is usually easy and efficient, even when clamping an awkward or irregularly shaped workpiece.|
Step 1 – Extend strap
Extend the strap by gently pulling it wider, until it is large enough to fit around the workpiece. To extend the strap you will need to make sure that the pressure levers are open.
Step 2 – Position strap
Next, place the strap around the workpiece. Use the grips if your workpiece has corners, as they will help to hold the workpiece securely.
Step 3 – Tighten strap
Use the handle, by twisting it to the right, to tighten the strap until it has a secure grip on the workpiece and there is no risk of it coming loose. The handle pulls the strap from both sides, meaning equal pressure is exerted all around the workpiece. Also, make sure the pressure levers are closed on the strap, to keep it from coming loose.
|Your workpiece is now secure within the band clamp's strap, so the desired application can be completed.|