Updated June 19, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Spring Clamps

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. When it's time to glue boards and other items together, you're going to want a handful of these handy spring clamps. They hold the pieces you're working on securely and can be maneuvered into place quickly. We've included various options that will suit woodworkers as well as crafters and home DIYers, at a range of price points, so there's no pressure on your wallet. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best spring clamp on Amazon.

10. Wideskall Mini

9. Workpro 16-Piece

8. Rockler Bandy Clamp

7. Eachpole Nylon

6. Irwin Quick-Grip Set

5. CH Hanson 2-Inch

4. FastCap 3-Way

3. Collins Miter Pliers Set

2. Bessey VarioClippix

1. Pony Heavy Duty

Editor's Notes

June 17, 2019:

Spring clamps look so simple but can do so much, and we've tried to maximize this versatility by selecting strong options that function well in the home, garage, and workshop. At this time, top names include the Pony Heavy Duty and Bessey VarioClippix, both from names that woodworkers probably recognize. The Pony model is the simpler of the two, while the VarioClippix is "fancier" thanks to a sliding arm that allows for an adjustable opening. It's hard to say which one is better, because the usefulness will come down to your needs. If you find yourself switching sizes all the time, including up to something as wide as 4 inches, then the Bessey might suit. But if you tend to work with the same items repeatedly and don't need a lot of variation, the simpler Pony may be the best bet. For an upgrade to the Pony model, you might look at the FastCap 3-Way, which is more expensive but features an extra spring. At the opposite end of the price spectrum there's the Workpro 16-Piece, which should be fine for casual at-home jobs, like quick repairs or building forts for the kids. We don't recommend them for professional, robust use, though.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on June 19, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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