This would essentially be just like a C Clamp accept instead of the turning handle being on top of the threaded post it would be a worm gear based on at a right angle to it!
This would have implications and end uses whereby when working on a piece of equipment it would be easier to turn from the side than from the top! It would allow for easier access and tightening on some pieces. Also I believe that much more torque can be put on such a worm gear.
The turning handed would be located on the worm gear to the back of one top of the C Clamp. Thus the turning handle worm gear would not advance in and out but rather control the threaded clamp post that previously had the handle on it.
Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 04 01 2014 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com
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