Excellent value clamps that become more useful the more you have. They are light in weight but still achieve a high clamping force and great for general use, you should have Axminster clamp racks full of them. They have a generous throat depth with quick and positive movement and will not slip under pressure. The plated steel bar is bent into a semi-circle at one end forming the upper jaw. The sliding arm is nodular graphite cast iron with a wooden handle.
These Axminster Trade F clamps come fitted with hardened Acme threads for quick adjustment and high load capacity. Both jaws feature glue resistant, plastic caps to protect your work. The swivelling pad allows for clamping slightly tapered pieces and the top protector has a V groove to help clamp round objects. Workshops can get damp from time to time, this is why all Axminster Trade Clamps are passivated chrome finished to aid against corrosion.
Active clamping is when a forged steel clamp maintains its pressure, regardless of the condition of the timber. For example, if a piece of timber with a relatively high moisture content were to be clamped in a warm workshop for an extended period, there’s every chance that it would shrink. As the timber contracts, the force applied to it will remain constant as the forged clamp frame will actively move with the timber. Conversely, the pressure applied with a standard drop forged clamp will decrease as the timber shrinks.
These clamps come with a Lifetime Guarantee, should they fail at any time due to a material or manufacturing defect we will replace them free of charge.