Your tools and workpieces have no firm grip and slip during work? A screw clamp is the remedy and sets the basic prerequisite for fast and precise work. In addition, you now have both hands free for the important things.
Find out which screw clamps are available, which size you should choose, and what you need to look out for to protect your workpieces in our checklist. In our product recommendations, you will find a practical selection of screw clamps.
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The Bestsellers Of The Screw Clamps
In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular screw clamps for you.
Checklist For Screw Clamps
- Classic screw clamps, as the name suggests, have a thread with which the jaws can be screwed to the required distance. These models can exert a lot of force, are robust, and can be fixed precisely.
- Another alternative is screw clamps, which are locked with the help of a lever but can build up much less pressure.
- You also have to accept a significantly reduced application of force and also less precision with a screw clamp with an engaging clamp. On the other hand, both models with levers can usually be operated with just one hand.
- The rail on which the jaws slide is usually made of steel. The jaws themselves are sometimes made of plastic, sometimes of wood, steel, or other materials.
- We advise you to choose a model with jaws made of wood or plastic, as these materials are softer and do not leave marks on sensitive surfaces.
- Clamp jaws made of metal are much more durable, but they are also much heavier. Depending on the installation, this can result in the pressure exerted being reduced by the force of gravity of one’s own weight.
- Unless these clamps have additional plastic protection over the jaws, you should resort to an old carpenter’s trick and place a piece of wood between the workpiece and the clamp to avoid unsightly pressure marks.
- There are screw clamps with spans of less than 20 cm, others even have spans of up to 200 cm.
- If you only want to work on smaller workpieces, a small screw clamp may be sufficient.
- You are better off with a screw clamp with a span of 20 to 80 cm, depending on your needs.
- Screw clamps in XXL format are usually only needed for larger pieces of furniture or similar.
Recommended Screw Clamps
We have compiled the best and most interesting screw clamps. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.
- Clamping force up to 5, 500N
- Ergonomically shaped wood handle
- Stable profiled rail with Serration
- clamping jaws made of malleable cast iron and reinforced by a corrugation profile
- the rail is reinforced by a hollow profile
- the corrugated rail prevents skidding
- with plastic handle
- depth: 80 mm, clamping width: 2000 mm
- Span width: 100mm
- Bar thickness: 15 x 4 mm
- Content: 2 pieces
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Current Offers Of Screw Clamps
You can find the best current offers on screw clamps in this list.
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FAQ About Screw Clamps
A screw clamp is used to clamp, hold and compress workpieces. Depending on the size and material of the workpiece, the screw clamp must be set tighter or wider.
With a screw clamp, the workpiece is secured by two clamping jaws, for example, on a workbench. The clamping jaws are brought together on a rail, on which usually one clamping jaw is fixed and one is movable.
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