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What is a lever clamp?

         
         
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  A lever clamp has a lever for adjusting the jaws quickly   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.    
       Donkee says 'Due to the way the lever is clicked, some people call them click clamps'  
         
  A lever clamp uses a combination of a lever, trigger and ratchet  

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.

 
         
  A lever clamp can be used for woodworking  

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. 

 
         
  A lever clamp can be used for welding applications   The clamp can be used for a number of metal and woodworking applications, including welding, sawing and drilling.