Irwin Industrial Tool Company - Quick-Grip Handi-Clamp
The Irwin Quick-Grip Handi-Clamp has swiveling clamping pads and a quick-release locking mechanism.
There’s no such thing as too many clamps, and most collections include at least a few light-duty hand clamps. Irwin Industrial Tools has introduced a new type of locking hand clamp that offers a few advantages over more conventional styles.
The Irwin Quick-Grip Handi-Clamp has swiveling clamping pads and a quick-release locking mechanism. It is easy to set and release with one hand. The clamping force is regulated simply by adjusting how hard you squeeze. The pads, which are made in China, are held in place by plastic clips. Irwin clamps are available from both mail-order and online sources.
—Scott Gibson is a writer and a woodworker in Maine.