What is a lever clamp?
|A lever clamp has a quick-release mechanism which allows the user to rapidly clamp and release workpieces with ease. It is lightweight, strong and stable, meaning it can be used for a variety of work applications.|
The clamp has two jaws, one fixed at the end of a long metal bar, while the other is adjustable. It has a similar shape to an F-clamp, except this type of clamp is controlled using a lever rather than a screw.
The clamp uses a combination of a lever, trigger and ratchet mechanism.
After the gap has been initially closed by sliding the moveable jaw, the lever can be used to complete the clamping action through moving the face of the pressure plate the remaining distance to secure the workpiece.
The ratchet device holds the pressure on the clamp until the release trigger is pressed.
|The clamp can be used for a number of metal and woodworking applications, including welding, sawing and drilling.|