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    A Speed Drive For A C-Clamp

    C-clamps are handy, but having to turn the threaded rod can be tedious. Here is a tool that speeds it up.

    If you are interested, please see

    https://rick.sparber.org/C_ClampSpeedDrive.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick
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    Hahaa. That's cool idea.

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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your C Clamp Speed Drive to our Clamps category,
    as well as to your builder page: rgsparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    I can see that being useful.

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    I was pleased to see that my suggestion was appealing enough for you to actually construct a test case. Even more impressed that it worked; so few of my ideas do.

    My suggestion was inspired by my powered watch winder...

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    I live in an area where ice hockey is relatively unknown (thank Zeus) so, were I to build one, I would have to use rubber laboratory stoppers, of which I have a good supply...

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    I just hold the screw at the handle and rotate my wrist clockwise or anti clockwise, very fast. Get close to size needed and tighten up as per usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    I just hold the screw at the handle and rotate my wrist clockwise or anti clockwise, very fast. Get close to size needed and tighten up as per usual.
    That works for me with the 4-inch and 6-inch C-clamps. I find it hard to do with my 1-inch and 8-inch clamps.

    Rick


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