What lever clamp sizes are available?
Lever clamps are available in many different sizes, ranging from small to large models.
It is always important to use a lever clamp of an adequate size, otherwise there is a risk of damaging both the tool and the workpiece in its grip.
|The size of a lever clamp, and whether it is large enough for a particular workpiece, can be measured by its jaw opening and throat depth. Together, these two aspects determine the tool's clamping capacity.|
The jaw opening of a lever clamp is a measurement of how far the mouth of the jaws can open.
It is determined by the length of the bar - the longer the bar, the greater the opening capacity.
The smallest jaw opening available is 100mm (4" approx.).
The largest jaw opening available is 800mm (31.5" approx.).
|The throat depth refers to the distance from the top edge of the jaws to the side of the bar. Some models wills have a deeper throat depth than others to accommodate workpieces of various shapes and sizes.|
The smallest throat depth available is 60mm (2.5" approx.).
The largest throat depth available is 140mm (5.5" approx.).