Graphical Construction Glossary >> Tools. >> Hand Tools >> Easy Clamps
Above is a miscellaneous group of clamps suitable for carpentry and joinery work and general construction.
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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