Clamps are made in an array of designs and there’s likely one for every type of application you can imagine. In general, clamps are made to hold workpieces together and serve as another set of hands while you work. They’re commonly used in carpentry or metalworking, construction, furniture making, and more
Types of Clamps
At Zoro, we carry clamps in a wide variety of styles and applications including bar clamps, C-clamps, spring clamps, handscrew clamps, toggle-and-latch clamps, clamp accessories, and so much more. We offer clamps from the most popular brands including Wilton, Kant-Twist, Bessey Tools, Proto, and more. Enjoy shopping at Zoro for all the tools you need for your shop at everyday low prices.
Who Uses Clamps?
Clamps are often used in woodworking and are great for holding workpieces together while glue dries. Carpenters often use clamps to hold pieces of wood for cutting. In addition, welders may use clamps as an extra set of hands that can hold a metal piece as it’s being worked on. Mechanics also use clamps to hold workpieces together as they work.
What Are Some Popular Types of Clamps?
C-clamps are the most common type of clamp and can be used to hold pieces together or hold a workpiece to a workbench. Spring clamps come in a variety of sizes and are used for multiple applications including woodworking and jewelry making. A bar clamp can be used for larger projects, and with its flat bar, the head of the clamp can slide to offer stability. Toggle-and-latch clamps are controlled by their handles and utilize levers and pins to increase the force. A staple in several professions, toggle-and-latch clamps are used in millwork, metalwork, and carpentry. Shop Zoro to find every type of clamp you need for your business.