what-types-of-joint-can-an-angle-clamp-be-used-for

What types of joint can an
angle clamp be used for?

         
         
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  What type of joints can an angle clamp be used for   An angle clamp can be used to assemble a variety of different joints.    
         
     

Mitre joints 

 
  AN angle clamp holding two pieces of wood for a mitre joint  

Also known as a 90-degree joint, a mitre joint is made by bevelling two parts to be joined at a 45 degree angle, in order to create a 90-degree corner joint. The two parts can be attached using an adhesive, such as glue. However, they are often nailed together, in order to provide a stronger joint. 

 

An angle clamp is the ideal tool to use for mitre joints, as the jaws can be altered for parts of various thicknesses, allowing flawless joints to be created every time. 

 
         
     

T-joints 

 
  AN angle clamp holding two pieces of wood in the shape of a T  

A T-joint is when two parts are placed together in the shape of a ‘T’. The joint can be made using glue or by a variation on a mortise and tenon joint, whereby one piece slots inside the other for additional strength. 

 

Whether using two pieces of equal thickness or varying thickness, an angle clamp can be used to create perfect T-joints.  

 
         
     

Butt joints 

 
  An angle clamp holding wood in a butt joint  

To create a butt joint, two pieces are simply attached squarely together by their abutting ends. Although a butt joint is one of the easiest joints to make, it is also one of the weakest due to the attachment of an end grain surface to a long grain surface. 

 

Despite this, it is very easy to accomplish with an angle clamp, as the jaws can simply be moved to fit the two pieces of wood at the correct angle.