A simple and useful tool, band clamps are a holding device that holds pressure with a strap and mechanism to exert force on an object. Band clamps are especially useful in woodworking, to have an extra hand pulling together joints when gluing a project together.
What to Consider in a Band Clamp
Band clamps come in all shapes and sizes, so first consider the scale of your project. It is also important to note the shape, as some band clamps are specifically made for irregularly shaped projects. The tools can come in varying strap lengths and different types of mechanisms for tightening.
Features of band clamps include the option for a quick release function and use for one hand, which are options to take into consideration when making a purchase.
Best Band Clamp: POWERTEC 71101 Deluxe Quick Release Strap Clamp
The Deluxe Powertec is a versatile and adjustable band clamp meant for round, square, rectangle, or uniquely shaped workpieces. It effectively provides tight and secure clamping with its durable plastic frame and jaws which will not leave marks. The quick-release function gives the user the utmost control. The band webbing is high-grade nylon. Especially meant for use on picture frames, chair frames, cabinets, and more.
POWERTEC 71101 Deluxe Quick Release Strap Clamp | Woodworking Frame Clamping Strap Holder
A versatile band clamp for uniquely shaped workpieces.
Best Value: Wolfcraft 3681404 One-Hand Ratcheting Band Clamp, 16″
A ratcheting band clamps great for gluing together workpieces. Use the self-adjusting corners for multiple angles holds. The 16-inch band has a quick-retract feature that won’t become twisted. This band clamp makes working projects easier and can be used with just one hand.
wolfcraft 3681404AZ One-Hand Ratcheting Band Clamp, 16"
A band clamp with self-adjusting corners and quick-retracting strap.
Best Premium Option: HORUSDY Band Clamp
The HORUSDY band clamp is a must-have for woodworkers. Specifically designed for the assembly of picture frames, chair frames, drawers, and others, this band clamp is of high quality. The corner braces can be removed for use on irregularly shaped objects. The tension of the band clamp is adjusted through the handle, which can tighten the four-meter woven canvas strap.
HORUSDY Band Clamp, Woodworking Frame Clamp Strap Holder for Picture Strap Clamp Strap Clamp
High-quality band clamp with removable corner braces.
Best Heavy-Duty: Ticon Industries Stainless Steel V-Band Clamp
This heavy-duty stainless steel band clamp is ideal for extreme use. It fits a 3-inch V-Band Flanges and comes with a heavy-duty bolt for extreme environments. Reasonably priced, this clamp can be firmly tightened.
Ticon Industries - 3" Stainless Steel V-Band Clamp (qty1) - Heavy Duty Bolt - 119-07600-0000
A stainless steel band clamp meant for extreme use.
Band clamps are an extremely useful tool for both woodworking and other projects. Using this mechanism will allow users to have an implement that functions as an extra hand.