Jet parallel clamps rely on straight jaws to maintain consistent pressure across material surfaces. The composite resin jaws offer enormous strength and are designed to repel adhesives. Because of this glue-resistant design, Jet woodworking clamps create firm holds on drying projects without drying in place. This makes them valuable companions to many Jet woodworking tools because they don't mark materials when you use them. The jaws drop their pressures as soon as the trigger engages, so you can quickly remove them at the end of your project.
Like other Jet tools, these clamps don't need any special tools to make size adjustments. Their Slide-Glide triggers quickly adjust their jaw positions, so setup happens quickly. Most Jet parallel clamps have Precision-Rule™ guides that show jaw distances and come with rail ends to mark preset positions. You can slide these markers, so you know exactly how far to pull the jaws on projects that require multiple holds. Many Jet clamps also work as spreaders. Their jaws can slide on backwards so they produce outward pressure for spreading tasks.
Whether they're set up for clamping or spreading, Jet clamps have threaded handles to increase the strength of their holds. The ergonomic SUMOGRIP™ handles feature soft grips to keep your hands comfortable as you make pressure adjustments and help to minimize fatigue while you work. After you set the jaws in place with their Quick-Slide triggers, you can fine tune their grips by twisting their threaded handles. These devices produce enormous pressure at maximum strength, so your materials stay put while you work high-speed tools such as Jet sanders.
All Jet clamps hold materials in place, but their various sizes serve different purposes. Find one that suits the size and surface of your stock, and you can free your hands for other tasks.