- Two Styles of Off-Set Cam Clamps
- Standard Straight Sided Off-Set Cam Clamps
- Tapered Screw Style Off-Set Cam Clamps
- Clamping Range - 0 to 0.4"
- 5" Long Leverage Arm
- Clamping thin boards or laminates for glue-ups
- Clamping Boards to the Accu-Slice Sacrificial Fence
- Custom Clamping of Parts
AS900 - Standard Straight Sideed Off-Set Cam Clamps
We have used both the Brass
The Standard Off-Set Cam Clamps are designed with a flat straight surface of the outside circumference of the Off-Set Cam Clamp. They are normally used for the standard clamping of parts such as gluing up thin laminate strips to produce laminated strips or purflings for guitars. The clamps are sold as a set of two units - one left hand and one right hand. Also included are two 1/4' x 20 tpi screws for attaching the off-set cams to your project.
There are two methods of attaching the Off-Set Cam Clamps - either the brass screw inserts or by using the Brass Key and a T-Slot channel.
The Brass Screw inserts are normally the preferred method of attachment. A hole is drilled into the mounting board and the brass screw inserts are screwed into this hole. Then the Off-Set cam is attached to the inserts using the standard screw included with the cams.
The Off-Set Cams can also be used with a brass key mount which slides in a T-Slot channel. The advantage of this system is that the position of the Off-Set Cam van be easily adjusted. The only disadvantage of this technique is that the holding power is slightly limited as compared to the Brass Screw inserts. But this sliding mount system is more versatile.
As shown in many of our previous videos, a variety of setups have been used for our projects. We have used both the brass screw inserts and the sliding keys and T-Slot rails for this set-up jigs depending on the project and the application.
AS960 - Offset Cam Clamp Set
A complete kit consisting of 4 of the standard Off-set cam clamps, 4 screws, 4 brass screw inserts, 4 of the brass keys and a 36" long T-Slot channel is available. The Brass Key inserts and the T-Channel rails are also available to be purchased separately.
AS900 - Standard set of 2 Off-Set camp Clamps
Application - Clamping & Gluing two boards together
Custom Clamping Jig using the Off-Set Cam Clamps
Custom Clamping Setup using Brass Screw Inserts and Off-set Cam Clamps
AS960 - Off-Set Cam Clamp Set
AS910 - Brass Sliding Key
AS930 - Brass Screw inserts (pkg of 10)
AS902 - Tapered Screw Off-Set Cam Clamps
The Tapered Screw Off-Set cams were developed to enable the accurate attachment of boards to the sacrificial fence.
They are available as a set of two off-set cam clamps, one left and one right turning with two 1/4" mounting screws. The center hole is countersunk to accept a 1/4" round head bolt which is included with each offset cam.
The bottom edge of the off-set cam is tapered by 5 degrees. The top edge is tapered in a screw type direction from a top distance of 0" at one side on the top surface and down 0.150" on the other edge of the top surface of the off-set cam. This provides for a screw type action against the board being clamped to the sacrificial fence to force the board against the sacrificial fence and assure accurate slicing of boards.
Using these tapered screw off-set cam clamps, we have been able to attach boards to the sacrificial fences with no gap between the boards and the sacrificial fence.
We recommend using the brass screw inserts for use with the offset cam clamps. It is recommended that an MDF board, 3/4" thick be used to construct the sacrificial fence.
The picture down below demonstrates the tapered Screw Off-Set Cam clamping the walnut board tightly against the sacrificial fence.
Set of two Off- Set Cam clamps
Taper starting at 0" depth on the right.
Taper down to 0.15" deep on the left.
Board clamps with the Off-Set Cam
AS930 - Brass Screw Inserts, pkg of 10
Oss-Set Cam Video - Features & Applications
Off-Set Cams with a Sliding Mount
Clamping Fence Using Off-Set Cam Clamps
Producing Purfling Strips Using Off-Set Cam Clamps
Producing Inlay Strips - 1
Producing Wood Inlay Strips - 2
Producing Wood Inlay Strips - 3
The following are some of the projects made using the rotating carriage and with the Accu-Slice Index table.