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BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps with horizontal Lock Position and  horizontal Base Plate

BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps with horizontal Lock Position and  horizontal Base Plate
BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps with horizontal Lock Position and horizontal Base Plate
An outstanding feature of these self-adjusting toggle clamps is the automatic adaption of the clamping width to different workpiece heights with almost the same clamping force. Time consuming manual adjustment of the pressure screw is a thing of the past. Instead of the usual screw head with rubber these clamps have a rotating pressure plate with removable protective cap. Once tensioned the lever is in horizontal position. The base plate hole pattern is suitable for hole rows in mm or in inch. The two-component soft handle provides all-day comfort.
BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamp with horizontal Lock Position and horizontal Base Plate
Clamping capacity 20 mm

Does NOT fit the Veritas mounting plate!
Total length 170 mm
Bessey code STC-HH20
Code 317610CartPrice € 23.90

BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamp with horizontal Lock Position and horizontal Base Plate
Clamping capacity 40 mm

Fits the Veritas mounting plate!
Total length 210 mm
Bessey code STC-HH50
Code 317611CartPrice € 25.90

BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamp clamping capacity 40 mm with mounting set for multifunction tables
Design as 317611, plus an additional 3-part mounting set.
This makes it easy to mount the Bessey Auto-Adjust toggle clamp on multifunctional tables such as Festool MFT and Sortimo WorkMo, or on custom-made tables. Insert the M8 x 35 hexagon socket head cap screw from above into the central hole of the base plate. Screw on the aluminium cylinder with inside thread from below. The cylinder has a diameter of 19.8 mm and therefore fits neatly into any hole with a diameter of 20 mm. The length of the cylinder is 17 mm. Now tighten the knob to fix the Auto-Adjust toggle clamp to the table.
Suitable for worktops 19 to 25 mm thick.
Bessey code STC-HH50-T20

Code 317620CartPrice € 36.50
BESSEY Push/Pull Clamp with horizontal Base Plate

BESSEY Push/Pull Clamp with horizontal Base Plate

BESSEY Push/Pull Clamp with horizontal Base Plate
An outstanding feature of these self-adjusting push/pull clamps is the automatic adaption of the clamping heights to different workpiece widths with almost the same clamping force. Time consuming manual adjustment of the pressure screw is a thing of the past. The base plate hole pattern is suitable for hole rows in mm or in inch. The two-component soft handle provides all-day comfort.

BESSEY Push/Pull Clamp with horizontal Base Plate
Clamping capacity 25 mm

Does NOT fit the Veritas mounting plate!
Total length 185 mm
Bessey code STC-IHH15

Code 317615CartPrice € 23.90

BESSEY Push/Pull Clamp with horizontal Base Plate
Clamping capacity 35 mm

Fits the Veritas mounting plate!
Total length 240 mm
Bessey code STC-IHH25

Code 317616CartPrice € 26.90

BESSEY Push/Pull Clamp clamping capacity 35 mm with mounting set for multifunction tables
Design as 317616, plus an additional 3-part mounting set.
Now it is easy to mount the Bessey push/pull clamp on multifunctional tables such as Festool MFT and Sortimo WorkMo, or on custom-made tables. Insert the M8 x 35 hexagon socket head cap screw from above into the central hole of the base plate. Screw on the aluminium cylinder with inside thread from below. The cylinder has a diameter of 19.8 mm and therefore fits neatly into any hole with a diameter of 20 mm. The length of the cylinder is 17 mm. Now tighten the knob to fix the push/pull clamp to the table. Suitable for worktops 19 to 25 mm thick.
Bessey code STC-IHH25-T20

Code 317622CartPrice € 37.90
Mounting Set for multifunction tables
Below: Newer toggle clamp with a central hole in the base plate. Required to work with the mounting set!
Mounting Set for multifunction tables

Mounting set for multifunction tables
This 3-part set lets you mount your BESSEY toggle clamp on multifunctional tables. Suitable for worktops 19 to 25 mm thick.
Bessey code STC-SET-T20

Note: Suitable only for newer models with a central hole in the base plate. See image below left. On older models you need to drill the hole that is required to work with the mounting set.

Code 317625CartPrice € 11.50
Set for Incra T-tracks: Slide nut with M8 thread, M8x10 and M8x20 socket head screws
This mounting kit provides a simple and inexpensive means of attaching the Bessey toggle clamp code 317611 and the push/pull clamp code 317616 to Incra T-tracks.
1 x slide nut M8
1 x socket head screw M8 x 10 mm
1 x socket head screw M8 x 20 mm
Code 323255CartPrice € 2.00

Newer Bessey toggle clamps have a central hole in the base plate that allows them to be fixed to multifunction tables. The same fixing method can also be used for Incra T-tracks. For this application you need the slide nut and the 10 mm long socket head screw.

For more versatility use the clamps in conjunction with a small 10 mm thick slotted board, eg, measuring 150 x 80 mm. This increases the clamping height and, more importantly, lets you use the board as a stop for repeat clamping operations. For this application you need the slide nut and the 20 mm long socket head screw. The board is not part of the kit.

Tip: The bottom holes of the Incra T-track are not countersunk, so we recommend that you use 3 mm panhead screws to fix the T-track in the slot of your worktop. The heads project 2 mm. You can stop the slide nut from catching on the screw heads by removing the spring from the slide nut with a pair of flat pliers. Better still, you can countersink the holes, because you do not have to remove the springs if you use countersunk screws. The countersink must be sufficiently small to get to the bottom of the T-track. Suitable are the Löher taper and deburring countersinks with a maximum diameter of 8 mm.

Set for Aweso T-tracks: Slide nut with M8 thread, M8x10 and M8x20 socket head screws
This mounting kit provides a simple and inexpensive means of attaching the Bessey toggle clamp code 317611 and the push/pull clamp code 317616 to Aweso T-tracks.
1 x slide nut M8
1 x socket head screw M8 x 10 mm
1 x socket head screw M8 x 20 mm
Code 323213CartPrice € 2.00

The same idea as above, but for Aweso T-tracks. Newer Bessey toggle clamps have a central hole in the base plate that allows them to be fixed to multifunction tables. The same fixing method can also be used for Aweso T-tracks. For this application you need an oval and somewhat wider slide nut and the 10 mm long socket head screw.

If you are going to mount a 10 mm thick board (not part of the set) between the toggle clamp and the worktop you will need the 20 mm long socket head screw.

Tip: The countersunk holes at the bottom of the Aweso T-track are spaced 200 mm apart. That is why we recommend you use 3.5 mm diameter coutersunk screws. Screw heads with this diameter will be perfectly countersunk and the relatively thick oval slide nut will not catch anywhere. The 200 mm spacing of the countersunk holes is slightly too wide and often the holes are not near the end of the track. This means that under tension the track may lift off the slot in the worktop. It is therefore a good idea to drill additional countersunk holes between the existing ones and near the track ends. The countersink must have a very small head because the clear width at the top of the Aweso T-track is only 8.2 mm. Suitable are the Löher taper and deburring countersinks with a maximum diameter of 7 mm.

VERITAS Toggle Clamp Plate for 3/4 inch (19 mm) Holes
VERITAS Toggle Clamp Plate for 3/4 inch (19 mm) Holes
with 127 mm long post

This mounting plate is available separately to let you easily position the clamp in a drilled 19 mm hole anywhere you can drill a hole instead of permanently attaching it to a surface. The thickness of the aluminum plate adds 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) to the maximum capacity of the horizontal clamps, but doesn't affect their minimum; you can still adjust the clamps to hold materials as thin as a sheet of paper against a surface. The center height of the in-line clamp is increased to 32 mm (1-1/4 inch). Bolts for mounting a clamp are included.

This 3/4 inch version has a 127 mm (5 inch) long post that is easy to insert, but cants slightly when clamping force is applied so that barb-shaped ridges along its length prevent upward movement.
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Toggle clamp not included!
Code 325385CartPrice € 23.90
VERITAS Toggle Clamp Plate for 20 mm Holes
VERITAS Toggle Clamp Plate for 20 mm Holes
with 17 mm long post

This 20 mm version of the mounting plate, developed for the Festool MFT/3 multifunction table, has a shorter 17.5 mm (11/16 inch) long post, just less than the table top's 19 mm (3/4 inch) thickness. The post is threaded internally for use with an MFT accessory clamping knob; while most MFT owners have a few kicking around, an inexpensive star-shaped knob can also be purchased separately. The thickness of the aluminum plate adds 9.5 mm (3/8 inch) to the maximum capacity of the horizontal clamps, but doesn't affect their minimum; you can still adjust the clamps to hold materials as thin as a sheet of paper against a surface. Bolts for mounting a clamp are included.
Toggle clamp and star-shaped knob not included!
Code 325386CartPrice € 23.90

Star-shaped knob
Secure the toggle clamp plate for 20 mm Holes with a clamping knob from the underside of the table-top. For table-tops with thickness 18 - 22 mm! Thread M8, thread length 9 mm
Code 325028CartPrice € 2.20
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