Updated February 26, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 8 Best Strap Clamps

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Handy-persons, professional woodworkers, and DIYers can never have enough clamps. These band or strap-style models are especially useful, because they not only fit on standard squares and rectangles, but also accommodate irregularly shaped objects, too. Their operation takes a little getting used to, but once mastered, you'll find them incredibly versatile. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best strap clamp on Amazon.

8. MLCS Merle

7. Pony 15-Foot

6. EZ Travel Collection Strap System

5. Horusdy Frame Clamp

4. Pittsburgh Ratcheting

3. Pony 30-Foot

2. Bessey Vario Angle

1. Powertec Basic

Editor's Notes

February 25, 2019:

We looked at clamps that would work for both woodworking and laying hardwood floors, the two common usages for strap or band models. When it comes to durability, it's tough to beat the Bessey Vario Angle, but it's worth noting that it isn't entirely intuitive, so for those who aren't up for the steep learning curve, the Powertec Basic may perhaps be better. The trade-off is that the latter isn't quite as robust as the former, although that would be a tall order anyway, because the Bessey is often admitted to be the sturdiest option you can find. We also added a couple of simple yet rugged Pony models as well as the MLCS Merle, which has a tough body but plastic corners that seem to break just a little too easily.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 26, 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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