A stainless steel pipe clamp is used in woodworking or piping and can be employed to extended the length of a pipe, as well as aligning random pipes and fittings. Stainless steel pipe clamps are very easy to maintain and require little upkeep.
Stainless Steel Pipe Clamps for Edge Gluing
One of the most common uses for a stainless steel pipe clamp is for edge gluing. This is where boards are joined together to create a bigger width. This is seen in table tops, cabinets and sometimes flooring. Stainless steel pipe clamps for edge gluing are especially effective thanks to the strong grip. A number of stainless steel pipe clamps can be used simultaneously along a workbench so even pressure can be applied along the width of the pieces of wood. This is a great method for creating the four sides of boxes and other storage solutions.
How does a stainless steel pipe clamp work?
The pipe clamp heads themselves are available in a range of diameters, depending on the use. The heads are fixed onto the pipe by screwing it onto the pipe and tightened by the screw mechanism. The other head is screwed onto the other end of the pipe. Both heads feature movable clutches which allow the user to slide the heads along the pipe. The heads are secured in place when clamping pressure is applied.
Pipe Clamps for Piping
Another common use for stainless steel pipe clamping is for piping. Stainless steel pipe clamps are used for connecting a pipe to the leftover parts of a pipe hanger assembly. They’re also ideal for suspended cold pipe lines that aren’t insulated.
Advantages of Stainless Steel Pipe Clamps
Stainless steel pipe clamps are just as effective as traditional bar clamps, but they’re cheaper. They’re also extremely versatile as they’re able to accommodate different pipe lengths using the same two heads. And because the heads are at both ends of the pipe, it enables the user to use pipe couplings. This means they can join two lengths of pipe to extend the length of the stainless steel pipe clamp iteself.