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This is a small fixture Cam Clamp, which is designed to be used with a fixture plate. They can be used to make any number of simple jigs and fixtures. I probably wouldn't use this to hold a part for machining, but it would be great for a drill press or assembly application.
This block is designed to fit my whole ecosystem of 3D printed fixtures:
There are two different holes that you can use as pivots, both holes are designed as clearance holes for 1/4-20 screws. Both holes are slightly off-axis, but to different degrees. one hole is .1" off-axis, and the other hole is .375" off-axis. This gives you a little freedom of adjustment in how you position your clamps relative to your work, but you will get more force out of using the .1" offset hole. The hex on top is designed to work with an adjustable wrench and is 0.875" from flat to flat. The body of the clamp is 1.25" in diameter.
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