A new, stronger cam clamp. This hardwood and steel design improves on the classic cam clamp in four ways:
1. The cam lever applies pressure at two points—both sides of the jaw instead of one central point. This gives greater strength and stability.
2. We've embedded a steel slug in the fixed jaw for attaching magnets. Cut a shaped caul to fit a repair, attach a magnet to it, and the caul stays in place while you position the clamp!
3. Adjustable cam tension. Tighten or loosen the lever as needed, adjusting for wear or humidity changes. We don't know of any other wood clamp with this nifty feature!
4. Irving Sloane’s tapered design. The fixed jaw is tapered, not square, for better clearance through soundholes—as described in Sloane's book, Classic Guitar Construction.
Double Cam Clamps operate like traditional cam clamps: slide the upper jaw into position and flip the lever to tighten. Both jaws have protective cork facings.
The small clamp has a 5-1/2" reach (140mm);
the large clamp's reach is 8-1/2" (216mm).
Both sizes open to 8-1/4" (210mm).
Crafted from sturdy hardwood and rust-resistant galvanized steel, our Double Cam Clamps are built for years of hard use.