The brightly colored Hi-Vis models of Kant-Twist cantilever clamps from Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI) (Boyne City, MI) are helpful in foreign object detection (FOD) control areas, such as engine maintenance, where forgotten tools can cause major equipment damage and hazardous conditions. Offered in orange or yellow, the clamps are easy to spot and difficult to leave behind in crowded or sensitive work areas.
Useful in a variety of clamping applications, the Kant-Twist’s cantilever design and free-floating jaws offer several advantages over standard C-clamps. They eliminate distorting and workpiece twisting when clamping and easily adjust to uneven surfaces.
Both colors are available in 2½-, 4½-, and 6-inch copper-plated jaw sizes. A weaver grip handle is optional.
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