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Inch-size die cast clamping handles released for North America market

19th January 2021

Component and standard parts supplier, WDS Components Ltd, has released a range of die cast clamping handles in inch-size UNC threads for the North American market. The clamping handles are available in a range of sizes and colours and join a growing range of components that WDS has released in inch-size threads.

The handles are ideally suited to provide a clamp in space-restricted applications. Featuring an indexing system with 24 positions, the handle can be lifted when a physical barrier restricts its limit of turn and then re-engaged to continue tightening. The clamping handles are ideal when the application doesn’t allow for 360° rotational tightening and are beneficial when space is tight.

WDS’ inch-size thread clamping handle range includes around 100 variants in total including UNC threads that cover the most commonly used sizes, extending from #10-24 (0.19” major diameter) through to ½”-13. Three sizes of actual handle are also available including 45, 63 and 80 mm and the clamping handles are also available in both male and female format.

The new range is available in three different standard RAL colours including jet black, light grey and pure orange. The actual handle is manufactured from die-cast zinc, selected to provide a high-quality finish in combination with the colour application. Zinc is lighter than steel and is easier to install and use repeatedly as well as being more robust than plastic. The internals of the clamping handle, including the stud and thread, are zinc-plated steel, giving strength and product longevity with an improved finish.

The clamping handles are in stock and full product specifications are located on The website also includes CAD images, available in all major formats, as well as 3D images, which can be viewed with non-specialist software.

The product releases are WDS’ first clamping handles in inch-size threads and join a wide range of components already available in UNC and UNF dimensions. Growing demand for inch-size threads has emerged from UK and international OEMs designing for the North American market. OEMs from the USA, Canada, Central and South American are also increasingly buying direct from WDS’ Leeds manufacturing facility.

WDS’ large stock, ability to source large quantities of items as well as its in-house manufacturing capability, means the component provider is competitive against large-scale American-based suppliers. Despatch can also be made by airfreight for low weight orders or time-critical demands.


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About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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