Every V-band coupling has a minimum torque value, dependent on the fastener or T-bolt size. The installation process should include torquing the latch to it’s proper torque value, then seating the coupling and re-torquing the coupling until the torque value is stable. For instance, a common torque value example would be 45- inch pounds. Torque the latch to 70% of the final torque (31-inch pounds) then tap the coupling with a rubber mallet. After seating the coupling, increase torque to 100% of the specified value, lightly tap around the outer periphery as necessary to prevent unequal loading. Torque the latch to the final torque value again. Repeat these steps until torque does not move the retaining nut.
Tightening Rockler's new Auto-Lock T-Track Clamp is literally an open-and-shut case—just slide the clamp face up to your work and close the lever! Once set, the clamping pressure is always the same regardless of workpiece size, and is adjusted only if needed with the set screw. Since the clamps apply pressure from the side, the top of your workpiece is unobstructed for easy machining and sanding. The bottom-mounted pins slide inside the miter track for stability, and can be shifted for 45° angle clamping—ideal for miters and irregularly shaped objects. When used with our T-Track Table, the clamp arm can be adjusted in and out a full 3-1/2'', allowing you to easily clamp items that lie in between the T-tracks.