Making A Quick Adjust Steel Bar Clamp Clamps & Vises

I’ve wanted to make an all steel clamp for a while, and the recent long reach clamp strength “competition” between myself and Matthias Wandel reinvigorated my interest.
The design for this clamp is based loosely on my wooden bar clamp that uses a threaded rod to lock the moving jaw and also add strength.

In this video I go through the build and talk a bit about the details:

I don’t usually do this, but I thought it would be interesting to make an alternative version of basically the same video. I call this one the “heavy metal””” version, since it has the appropriate music, no narration and a much faster pace:

I also did a test of the clamping strength using the same measuring setup Matthias and I put together while he was here: