Dubuque Miro Moose Handscrew Clamps

Dubuque Clamp Works

Dubuque Handscrew Clamps are made by a small family business run by Keith and Edna Clarke in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. It took us a long time to track Keith and Edna down. They don't have a website, they only have three employees, they do have a gmail address and a landline....Their kettle is always hot) and they like it that way. They are really lovely people to work with.

The Dubuque Twin Handscrew design applies pressure along the length of the hard maple jaws - even on workpieces without parallel sides.

What sets these clamps apart from look-alikes is their quality of construction. Dubuque machines the screw threads to close tolerances from cold-drawn carbon steel. The threads are then plated for smooth operation and wear resistance.The larger size, 8”,10”,12” and 14” clamps have acme threaded spindles to handle heavy and repeated stress. All sizes have double leads for quick action. 

The steel roll-pinned handles can be removed for maintenance or replacement of any portion of the clamp. It’s a nice touch, but strikes us as overkill, because these clamps have a service-life best measured in generations. 

We hold all of the popular sizes of Dubuque Handscews in stock and well as all of the Handscrew kits, should you wish to make you own Handscrews out of your favourite woods!

Made in USA by Dubuque Clamp Works

A note on use and maintenence:
Don't lubricate the screw threads, or your clamp won't stay clamped. Remove accidental wax, or oil with a brush and lacquer thinner or acetone.