"Band clamps should be a must in every workshop- not only for frames, but for boxes and plinths as well! It actually achieves an impressive amount of pressure and, although a bit fiddly, is easy to use. This is the cheapo version of much more professional ones, and some parts do feel a bit cheap (some corner attachments broke in mine) but you can't beat the price!
"Bought for a specific framing purpose but used for lots of things often taking the framing corners out e.g. clamping a laser level to a plaster support pole rather than buying a bespoke stand and just holding things in place. Really useful. Once you have one you will find lots of uses for it."
"This clamp was something of an impulse purchase because of its low price and it has already come in useful many times.
I have used it to glue up large wooden constructions or to simply hold a frame square and steady while I screw or nail it together. You can clamp things much tighter than I expected and it's become an invaluable extra pair of hands. It feels strong and well made, and I believe it will last."
"Got a pair of these (all they had in stock at the time) to aid in making some shaker style doors, didn't really expect too much for the price but was shocked.. They did the job with ease and kept the doors square and tightly clamped, very impressed and they will be utilised over and over I'm sure.."
"Bought for building storage boxes and was not expecting such a good tool at such a value price. I have build 20 plus boxes using this clamp with ease. The box is held square square every time and the wide straps make it very easy to use.
"At this price you would expect that it would be a badly made product. In practice the finish isn't brilliant but the design is sound and the materials seem OK. I have not tested it extensively, but It seems just fine. You can improve its operations by filing down the flashing's left by the mould. It only takes a few minutes and the improvement is well worth the trouble. All in all I am very pleased."