- Five items to consider when choosing a straight line action clamp.
1) Brand Preference of the Customer
- Some of our customers have settled on the types of clamps they like to work with and have stocked a few for ready use.
2) Manual or Pneumatic?
3) Stroke length
- If you are pushing on something, too much pressure can cause a problem. If you are holding something big and heavy, too little pressure can cause a problem. If you don’t know, ask an expert, that’s what I do. If you are using the straight action clamp for locating a hole, pressure isn’t as much of a consideration.
5) Space constraints
The video is almost 10 minutes long this time, so grab yourself a beverage, sit back, relax, and watch.
After I recorded the video, I learned that I was pronouncing “Te-co” wrong . It’s pronounced “TEE-k0”. So there you have it.
There is a lot more that we need to address in the assembly of a straight line action clamp. But just in choosing a clamp, what else do you need to know?
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Here is an interesting video on Bessey clamps.