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Wise Buys: Band Clamps

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Craftsman 31458

Craftsman 31458

Editor test-drive:

Craftsman's easy-to-use band clamp has a one-handed ratcheting mechanism (with rubber overmolded handles) that frees up my other hand to adjust the corner blocks as I tighten it. The 16'-long nylon band pulled out easily when I depressed the release button, and automatically locked when I let go. The band's metal end hooks onto a magnetic rod that prevents the hook from coming loose while setting it up. The corner blocks adjust from 60 to 180, but I wish Craftsman would sell extra blocks for clamping up projects with more than four corners.

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Comments (2)
gke565 wrote:

Hmm, picture looks more like a grinder than a clamp.

8/15/2011 09:01:44 AM Report Abuse
johnjohnthe11 wrote:

I have one of these clamps and use it when I make picture frames. I prefer it over the pony clamps that I have also. It is well worth the money.

8/11/2011 08:21:32 PM Report Abuse

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