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Easy Clamps
One handed clamp that works through a ratchet handle similar to a caulking gun.
"C" or "G" Clamps
All steel prescision clamps used by metal fabricators.

easy clamps
A Mixture of clamps.
Photo thanks to Wikimedia Commons, User: Luigi Zanasi

Above is a miscellaneous group of clamps suitable for carpentry and joinery work and general construction.

  1. A pipe clamp
  2. An "F" clamp
  3. An Easy Clamp
  4. A hand clamp that uses lengths of threaded rod.
  5. A spring grip
  6. An engineer's "C" clamp, also known as a "G" clamp.
  7. A home made type of "F" clamp.

Well; I have a confession to make. After 50 years in the building and construction game I have never used one of these easy clamps! I have seen many in various joinery shops that I have visited in recent times and I have seen plenty of them in young tradies tool kits, and the all swore by them. Unfortunately they were not available here in Australia when I could have used them with a vengeance.

And I most certainly would have used them.

I can think back to dozens of times that I have struggled (usually on a scaffold or a ladder) to hold something in place and at the same time fix

The fact that these can be operated by one hand, while holding the material in the other is a complete winner.

Many manufacturers make them and they range from 6" to 36". They work on the same principal as a caulking gun. One squeeze of the handle moves the jaws a fraction closer and they are held by a ratchet.

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