Clamps are strengthening tool , that are used to hold t […]
Clamps are strengthening tool , that are used to hold tightly or secure objects together.
A clamp is a fastening device used to hold or secure objects tightly together to prevent movement or separation through the application of inward pressure. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the term cramp is often used instead when the tool is for temporary use for positioning components during construction and woodworking; thus a G cramp or a sash cramp but a wheel clamp or a surgical clamp.
A common use of pipe clamps in woodworking is for edge gluing; several boards being joined edge to edge to produce a wider surface such as a table top or cabinet components. In this case several pipe clamps will be set up on the workbench so that clamping pressure can be applied evenly along the length of the boards being joined.Pipe clamps can be used to assemble the four sides of boxes or cabinets.
A pipe clamp can also be used to connect a pipe to the remainder of a pipe hanger assembly. Pipe clamps are recommended for suspension for cold pipe lines that may or may not be insulated.
There are many types of clamps available for many different purposes. Some are temporary, as used to position components while fixing them together, others are intended to be permanent. In the field of animal husbandry, using a clamp to attach an animal to a stationary object is known as "rounded clamping." A physical clamp of this type is also used to refer to an obscure investment banking term; notably "fund clamps." Anything that performs the action of clamping may be called a clamp, so this gives rise to a wide variety of terms across many fields.
Although technically not a clamp, gripping elements mounted on the buckets of heavy duty equipment are referred to as clamps too. As with most other forms of clamps, a wide variety of uses might be found.