Easiest Way to Remember Which Way to Tighten Clamps

Hand screw wood clamps are some of the most useful and versatile tools in my shop. But I always forget which way to rotate them.

Which Way to Tighten Wood Clamps?

“Hand screw wood clamps are some of the most useful and versatile tools in my shop. But I always forget which way to rotate them to make them larger or smaller, and more than half the time I make the wrong choice. Now, I draw an up or down arrow on the clamp ends along with the words “larger” and “smaller”. No more guessing!” – Kenneth “Doc” Gregie

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