Open a C-Clamp SUPERFAST





Introduction: Open a C-Clamp SUPERFAST

This is a simple 1-step trick that will make any c-clamp adjustment much faster.

Hold the C-Clamp upside down, by the torque pin on the end of the threaded rod, and spin until approximate gap is reached.




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    How is it dangerous? I agree that it is a bit ridiculous for this to be an instructable, but how is it dangerous?

    Hi all, it works good if your C-clamp is in good shape. However, if there's a bit-o-rust on it or if the clamp has ever been in a real bind before, it doesn't freely rotate that easily. Or, maybe I should just go buy some new ones, heh?

    Or blast it with PB Blaster and a bit of steel wool.

    Okay, I've occasionally had to use c-clamps over the past 4 decades (working on my own and instructed by Popular Mechanics mags and such, raised by a single mother)and never thought of this on my own or been in an environment where I saw someone else do it. I learned something that will be useful in the future. E.G. I've been instructed. So it's an Instructable. L.V. is NOT the instructable cop, just another (however talented) member entitled to his own (however dogmatic) opinion. This is such a simple tip that there's no need to go through more of an intro than stasterisk provided. I'm reminded of the bureaucratic mentality of some '70's patant office functionary who, reviewing and application for swinging handles for a wheel barrow, granted a patent for the entire concept of the wheel barrow, since no one else had patented it! (Later overturned) Don't let adhearance to personally defined rules prevent you from recognizing elegant (and simple) distribution of ideas.

    I can't believe this was accepted as an instructable, and mine was not. I posted one that teaches how to always get a green arrow at a left turn, and I admit it was a bit iffy. But this is just riddiculous.

    OSHA would be so happy to see you wearing open toe shoes in your shop... Hope you've got a good grip when you're twirling that clamp open.

    If you're going to focus on a dark object, try and put it on a light background. This is pretty clear, but it would've been crystal clear if it was that yellow floor behind it and not your dark jeans.

    there's a different way to open a C clamp that this??....that's the only way i've ever done it...except for fine adjustment oviously..

    Nifty. Never thought of that before.