REDwire Machine shop setup tools available from forging specialist

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Ken Forging's lineup of machine shop setup tools includes setup wedges and strap clamps.

Ken Forging has been serving the fastener and forging industries for 47 years. The Jefferson, Ohio-based domestic manufacturer of drop-forged industrial hardware boasts a comprehensive portfolio, which includes a broad variety of machine shop setup tools. Setup wedges and strap clamps are part of this offering.

Critical tools

Whether drilling, milling, boring or shaping, a proper setup with quality tools is the key to problem-free machining processes. Ken Forging’s selection of forged clamps and wedges can help achieve this goal. The company’s lineup includes many types of strap clamps, such as finger clamps, gooseneck clamps, plain clamps, T-Slot nuts and U-Clamps. The adjustable strap clamp products available include universal adjustable patterns and saddles.

These tools come in many sizes. The selection includes:

  • Setup wedges in standard lengths ranging from three to eight inches, widths from one to 1-⅝ inches, and thicknesses from ¼ to one inch at the thick end;
  • Strap clamps from 5-1/16 to 12 inches in length, and 1-⅝ to 2-¾ in width. They are capable of adjustments from 2-¼ up to 6-¼ inches, and can accept a maximum T-Slot bolt size ranging from ⅝ up to one inch;
  • Finger clamps and goose neck clamps in sizes from four to eight inches in length, and 1-⅝ to 2-⅛ inches in width. Thicknesses range from ¾ to 1-⅛ inches;
  • Plain clamps from four to 10 inches long and 1-⅝ to 2-½ inches wide. They range from ¾ to 1-⅜ inches thick;
  • T-Slot nuts from 1-¼ to 2-⅜ inches in length and 1-⅛ to two inches in width. T-Slot sizes range from ⅝ to 1-¼ inches. They are threaded to the UNC-2B standard;
  • U-Clamps are offered in sizes ranging from four to 12 inches in length and 1-⅓ to 3-¼ inches in width. The slot widths range from 11/16 to 1-1/16 inches.

Additional details

Ken Forging typically makes its machine shop tools from drop-forged carbon steel, ASTM A521, Class CA. For more information, contact Ken Forging.

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