November 23, 2007, Newsletter Issue #51: What Is A Pipe Clamp?

Tip of the Week

Pipe clamps are, because of the name, often mistakenly thought of as something to be used in a plumbing project. A pipe clamp is generally used in woodworking to hold wood steady for cutting, gluing, or other work. Some models include holes in the clamp face designed for mounting pads, cauls, jigs and speciality fixtures. The reason a pipe clamp is helpful is that you can extend the width of the clamping area to accommodate wider boards or other materials simply by using a longer length of pipe to mount the clamping apparatus on. They are quite handy and more flexible than some traditional vises, which have a fixed clamping area.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Tool Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Lynne Christen