Frequently Asked Questions
How much pressure is a toggle clamp capable of?
Destaco hold down toggle clamps apply downward clamping force by increasing the applied load via toggle mechanisms. You can see the clamping force on the packaging itself, which is specified in Newton (N). Use this information with the size of the toggle clamp to work out the degree of pressure that the tool will have to exert on a piece of wood. The larger the piece of wood, the greater the pressure required.
What other variants of spindles does Raptor Supplies offer?
Raptor Supplies offers Destaco flat tip bonded spindles, swivel foot spindles, round bonded spindles and hex head spindles.
Does Destaco offer spindles in stainless steel construction?
Yes, these Destaco spindles are also available in stainless steel variants to provide corrosion-free performance with enhanced service life. Request a quote for these spindles on Raptor Supplies.
What is the difference between flat tip bonded spindles and swivel foot spindles?
The flat tip bonded spindles eliminate marking on fragile or polished surfaces while swivel foot spindles are used where a large area needs to be clamped.
Which spindle is better - neoprene or stainless steel?
Both the spindle variants have their unique features. Neoprene spindles have neoprene constructed tips to prevent marring during clamping as well as exhibit chemical stability by maintaining flexibility over a wide temperature range. Whereas, stainless steel spindles ensure prolonged service life with anti-corrosion properties and ensure high tensile strength in extremely high & low temperatures.
What does clamping force mean?
Clamping force is the total amount of force applied to the workpiece while closing or locking the clamp during the manufacturing process. It is generally less than the stated holding capacity. However, the actual clamping force depends on multiple factors such as spindle position, cylinder area, cylinder bore, clamping arm length and available air pressure. In most cases, the clamping force is approximately 2 to 3 times the force exerted by a pneumatic cylinder.