USE/CARS OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
Turn the new screw into the handle or the old screw into the new handle,
depending on which part is being replaced.
Align holes and tap in a new
Peen end of the pin to secure screw in the handle.
lubricated with a few drops of light oil. Apply a light coat of linseed oil
to wood surfaces to prevent them from drying out. If the finish of wooden
jaws is worn and bare wood is exposed, coat jaws with varnish. Hang clamps
on racks or pins, or carefully place them in a tool box, to prevent damage
when not in use. Wipe clean before storing.
C-CLAMP, EXPLODED VIEW.
g. Safety Precautions.
(1) When closing the jaw of a vise or clamp, avoid getting any
portion of your hands or body between the jaws, or between one jaw and the
(2) Use care to keep from being pinched between the end of the handle
and the screw.
(3) When holding heavy work in a vise, place a block of wood under
the work as a prop to prevent it from sliding down and falling on your foot.
(4) Do not open the jaws of a vise beyond their capacity, as the
movable jaw will drop off, possibly causing personal injury and/or damage to