• Five items to consider when choosing a straight line action clamp.
Straight line action clamp
Straight Line Action Clamp

1)      Brand Preference of the Customer

Carr Lane
All American

  • Some of our customers have settled on the types of clamps they like to work with and have stocked a few for ready use.


2)      Manual or Pneumatic?

3)      Stroke length

4)      Pressure

  • If you are pushing on something, too much pressure can cause a problem.  If you are holding something big and heavy, too little pressure can cause a problem.  If you don’t know, ask an expert, that’s what I do.  If you are using the straight action clamp for locating a hole, pressure isn’t as much of a consideration.

5)      Space constraints


The video is almost 10 minutes long this time, so grab yourself a beverage, sit back, relax, and watch.



After I recorded the video, I learned that I was pronouncing “Te-co” wrong .  It’s pronounced “TEE-k0”.  So there you have it.

There is a lot more that we need to address in the assembly of a straight line action clamp.  But just in choosing a clamp, what else do you need to know?

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I am so excited!  They talked about our Weld Fixture Design blog on Machine Design!

The Weld Fixture 101 blog is also mentioned in the Milwaukee Journal !


Keep making CAD design fun and fast.  Till next time…

The Queen


Here is an interesting video on Bessey clamps.


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