The 8 Best Strap Clamps

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Powertec Basic

2. Bessey Vario Angle

3. Pony 30-Foot

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.

4. Pittsburgh Ratcheting

5. Horusdy Frame Clamp

6. EZ Travel Collection Strap System

7. Pony 15-Foot

8. MLCS Merle

Melissa Harr
Last updated 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.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.