Table Clamps
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WARNING: Machine tools present a safety hazard. Improper operation can result in severe injury. These topics are for non-laboratory study only and are not to be used in conjunction with the operation of any tool or machine described herein. Never use a machine tool without the supervision of a qualified instructor.

1: Rigidity The aways present topic of good machining.

2: Basic Clamping with Step Blocks Why and how clamp systems are used. Parts of a typical T-slot clamping system and their assembly

3: Using Two Step Clamps in Combination How to use two step blocks to create a higher clamp rest.

4: Direct Clamping The use of bolts and T-nuts to directly clamp to the machining table.

5: Clamp Styles A photo overview of other clamp types.

label: milling machine, rigidity, clamps, step blocks, t-nut, t-slot, table clamps