Pipe Clamp

Uses Of A Pipe Clamp

Pipe Clamp Description

In woodworking, one often needs to press two things tightly together. When you need to secure large and heavy items, there is just one tool that you need to use: a pipe clamp. Pipe clamps are comprised of clamp heads or jaws and a length of common threaded pipe. They are capable of exerting bone-crushing pressure on two or more items together, which is especially useful when you need to join or clamp several wooden boards together to produce a wider surface.

Pipe clamps are versatile tools in woodworking. Their jaw width is determined by the size of the pipe used. You need to attach a piece of threaded piping on the iron jaws to act as the bar. And depending on the length of the pipe you attach, you can have a big or small clamp, which is also the basis for its clamping capacity.

Also, they are cost-effective since there are no other special tools required for construction. The same clamp heads are used even with different sizes of pipes and in different projects. If the pipe has threads at its both ends, it can also be used to join two lengths of pipes and extend the length of the clamp, or also known as pipe couplings.

How To Use A Pipe Clamp

Using pipe clamps requires using proper measurements. Measure the woods that you need to clamp together and make sure that the piping you attach is at least one foot longer than the wood measurement and has one threaded end. The end of the pipe with the threads should go with the end fitting that has the tightening crank, while the other one will hold onto the pipe.

Position the pieces of wood in between the jaws and on the pipe. When the jaws are tightened, they will hold the woods together. Apply glue evenly in between the wood boards or pieces. You can release the pipe clamp after the glue completes the recommended curing time.