Current customers who were using the JackClamp on various projects were consistently contacting Lowell Thomas and asking him when they were coming out with a smaller version of the parallel bar clamp. Even though the current model is capable of being disassembled and reassembled inside or around a project, there were some instances where the upper and lower bars were simply too long to work.
The new model, called the AlphaClamp, will have a 9.75 inch upper bar and a 15 inch main bar that allows for usage in smaller areas. It will still have the same capabilities of a removable top bar and a reversible lower bar as well as a new improved three jaw braking system that is guaranteed not to slip or fade. It will also sport the new black powder coated brake covers that were implemented as of January 2014.
Being a member of the JackClamp family, the AlphaClamp is more that just a clamp or jack, it does what other tools are mechanically unable to do. The new AlphaClamp will accommodate all of the accessories available for the JackClamp. These consist of the foot attachment that allows the tool to be free standing. A set of V-Jaws that will hold irregular objects such as two round pipes or a round pipe and a square tube and a set of Spreader Jaws that allow spreading in as little as a quarter inch gap. The Spreader Jaws can also be incorporated to increase the clamping reach of the AlphaClamp from 12 inches to 22 inches.
For information on how to use any of the JackClamp products, go to www.jackclamp.com for videos and instructions The AlphaClamp will be featured in the near future on Tooliday at Tool King.