Frequently Asked Questions
Are these Destaco clamps available with longer hooks?
Yes, Destaco offers these clamps with longer hooks (models ending with -M-25, -M-50 or -M-100) that are 25, 50 or 100 mm (Destaco 351-m-100 pull action latch clamp) longer than the standard length.
What is the importance of a latch clamp?
Destaco latch clamps firmly hold down workpieces and keep them stationary, without being interrupted by recurring movements of the project you are working on.
Does Destaco offer latches separately for clamps?
Yes, Destaco offers latch plates to easily replace worn out or obsolete latches, thereby ensuring that projects do not suffer. These latch plates are available in carbon steel and stainless steel variants.
Which grease is ideal for Destaco clamps for their rebuilding?
A coupling grease like Mobil XTC should be used when dealing with Destaco mechanical clamps, while the Magnalube G grease is great for use with pneumatic cylinder seals.
Does the brand's clamp handle colour mean anything?
No, Destaco clamp handle colours do not offer any real significance. It basically helps the operators recognise where the operating handle is, and when or where it should be grabbed while clamping the workpieces.
Can Destaco's handle grips be removed from their clamps?
In general, Destaco handle grips can be detached by sliding them off. However, some grips would have to be cut off as they are vinyl dipped to fit the contour of the underlying handle design.
What is a vertical handle toggle clamp?
Vertical handle toggle clamps, also known as toggle clamps, are capable of holding huge amount of pressure and have a unique cam action to hold workpieces of inconsistent height without adjusting the attached hold down spindle.