Multidirectional Ratchet Bar Clamp


| 2/10/2014 2:00:00 PM


Tags: Ratchet Bar Clamps, Bar Clamp, Instructables, Fikjast Scott,

This article was originally posted in Instructables and is reposted with permission from Scott D. Reinhardt.

Most of the time I work alone, so clamps are my imaginary helper. 

bar clamp 1Sometimes my ratchet clamps break. Not being a person to throw things away, I keep them in a scrap box.

Well, I was in the need of clamping some oddly shaped items and I remembered my box full of broken clamps.

I came up with a simple solution. I bent some S-hooks onto an O-ring and mated them with the broken ratchet clamps. This allows me to clamp in many directions for oddly shaped items.

In this configuration I am using three clamps, but I could add more if I wanted to. In the past I've made several holding fixtures and most of them take up valuable space when not in use. This assembly breaks down for easy storage and to create other configurations.




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