"this was great for making those joins as tight as I needed without having to have an extra pair of hand, easy to use and no damage to the boards. The strap is long and can get in the way but you need the length if you are tightening boards longways you just get used to putting it out of your road.....recommended."
"I bought this 'just in case' to use fitting my solid wood floor. What a life saver! Not only did it clamp everything together while the glue dried, I also used it to initially pull the planks together, which was much easier than using a pull bar or hammering with a block (and less likely to damage the floor). Definitely would recommend."
"These clamps are great value. I just put down a 21mm engineered oak floor and they handled it with ease. They were quick and easy to use, and a fraction of the cost of others that don't work nearly so well. Brilliant!"
"I lay a lot of wooden floors, and these clamps are an essential aid in getting great results. The clamp is easy to set up, holds the timber or laminate flooring tight together and helps give a proffessional finish to any flooring job. The only negative is that the clamps are on occasion prone to slip off if not secured properly as the lip isn't as deep as it could be. Recommend these to anyone laying a floor."
"Used for laying a large engineered wood floor. This tool performs very well but does require a couple of tweaks before use. These adjustments take a couple of minutes and are well worth doing. The tool itself is essential when laying any click together or tongue and groove floor and does its job extremely well. Don't be coerced into buying the more expensive versions, they don't do the job any better.
Tips: 1. Rub down the surface of the underside with a light sand paper, the paint finish is a little rough and this will prevent any scratches 2. remove the screw holding the ratchet to the plate and scrape out the paint underneath it then refit and tighten. This prevents the screw head damaging the floor surface. 3. Don't strike the ratchet plate with a hammer as it will mark the floor or damage the ratchet 4. Don't over tighten as the ratchet can buckle under excessive load. 5. Hold down the plate end with a tool box / large paint can / Wife or similar as it can lift the boards when tightening."
"I bought three of these originally then another two as I found three were not enough and had to keep moving them along, They work quite well, one was difficult to get the strap to loosen but I did get it to work, you need lots of heavy objects to hold the floor down, i used toolboxes and stacks of books. I got better at laying the floor as I progressed, and I found it worked best to apply some tension with the straps, then a sharp tap with a tapping block and the gaps closed really tight..I found i needed a strap about every 60cm max to get the best results. They are a little cheaply made but for occasional use I found them to work quite well and they were resonably priced."
"Cheap and cheerful, they do the job. Good capacity and easy to use. If you're a DIY'er don't over tighten and make sure you buy enough of them. Place one every metre or so, I bought 3 but should've bought more."
"WARNING: I bought 3 and all of them had a sharp screw head sticking out of the botttom of the ratchet plate which would scratch the flooring. I used a bit of underlay as padding, but I really shouldn't have had to. Thankfully only one board ruined."