Look Mom, No Hands! Welding Clamps and Magnetic Tools From Hobart Frees Hands for Greater Control and Faster Setup

APPLETON, Wis., Aug. 28, 2008—A new line of welding tools and accessories from Hobart Welding Products allows welders to free up their hands for greater control and faster setup. A series of heavy-duty clamps and fit-up magnets vary in strength and function for most welding situations encountered in the shop or garage. The new line includes:

 F-Clamps

 2-Axis Clamp

 Locking Pliers /Welding Clamps

 360-Degree Swivel Magnet

 Magnetic Ground Clamp

 Quick Release On/Off Magnet

Hobart offers its tools & accessories through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Prices and availability may vary by retailer.


Hobart F-clamps (sliding-arm clamps) are nearly 10 times faster to use than C-clamps and offer stronger, more efficient holding power. Built with the strength of drop forged, heat-treated, nickel/chrome plated bar stock, the F-clamps feature a screw with copper-coating to protect against weld spatter.

Hobart F-clamps are available in three grades of clamping pressure and various sizes:

Light Duty (500 lbs.)

 8in. $15

Heavy Duty (1,000 lbs.)

 8 in. $25

 12 in. $28

 16 in. $30

Super Duty (1,250 lbs.)

 8in. $35

 12in. $38

 16in. $40

2-Axis Clamp

Hobart’s 2-Axis Clamp is an economical solution for a perfect 90-degree fit-up. Ideal for welding square tube, round tube, angle and channel iron, the 2-Axis Clamp features a floating head and rotating spindle screw that adjusts to align and hold work pieces in place. MSRP $30

Locking Pliers / Welding Clamps

Hobart’s four new Locking Pliers and Welding Clamps make setup easy. They feature a heavy-duty gnarled head and nickel-chrome plated handles, which are rubberized in black and orange to increase comfort. These tools are rugged, yet simple to adjust and are available in four sizes:

 4 in. $8

 6 in. $10

 11 in. $12

 Long-Neck $20

360-Degree Swivel Magnet

Hobart’s swivel magnet adjusts to almost any angle to hold metal objects in place while welding. Both 3 in. magnets swivel 360 degrees for accurate placement and pull with 50 lbs. of strength. MSRP $12

Magnetic Ground Clamp

Rated at 500-amps, Hobart’s Magnetic Ground Clamp can stick to any weld-able ferrous metal and features an orange rubberized release lever. MSRP $9

Quick Release On/Off Magnets

A simple twist of the knob release on Hobart’s Quick Release magnet easily engages or disengages a firm hold on thick steel, making accurate fit-up a snap.

MSRP $30

For more information or free literature, visit, call 1-877-HOBART1 (462-2781) or write to Hobart Welding Products at P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

Hobart Welding Products offers a complete line of industrial-grade Stick, MIG, TIG and spot welders, plasma cutters and generator/welding power sources designed for easy use. Hobart products are available through farm and tool retail stores as well as welding supply distributors.

Hobart Welding Products is a division of Hobart Brothers Company, Troy, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW). Based in Glenview, Ill. ITW is a multinational Fortune 200 company that engineers and manufactures welding products, fasteners, components, assemblies and systems for customers around the world.

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