|Item Weight||1.3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||2.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||VAS23|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Bessey VAS23 Vario Angle Strap Clamp
|Price:||$37.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Make difficult frame and furniture clamping easy with the Bessey® Band spanner high-torque clamping system
- This product is easy to use easy to install and highly durable
- A retractable 7-meter polyester tensioning band offers exceptional clamping power
- Reciprocal gears
- Woven polyester strap
- High-tensile strength
- Swiveling pressure plates
- 23-foot capacity
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Top Customer Reviews
I've used it to clamp picture frames, so far both a small frame made from one-inch square stock and some 26 by 36 inch frames made from 1-1/2 by 2 inch oak. In each case the strap clamp worked very well. I was concerned that it might not exert enough clamping force on the large frames, but it did, and the glue joints came out tight and solid.
I always read the negative reviews of any product. After using this one, I really cannot corroborate some of the problems people are having. Some are simple misunderstandings, such as using the retractor crank to try to tension the strap. Some are failures to think through the product's potential, such as whether a flexible strap should be capable of balancing on an extremely narrow edge. But used within the envelope of reasonable expectations, I don't see how someone can criticize the clamp when it is used properly. In summary, I think a number of reviews are more about operator error. That's not to criticize the reviewers, but to clarify the notion of the product.
In that light, I'll share my procedure for gluing up frames. It minimizes the fumbling around with the strap. Begin by laying out your frame molding dry. Extend the clamp strap around the frame and slide the plastic corner pieces into place as you gradually shorten the strap to a fairly close fit, using the crank--but leave a little room. Get all your clamp parts "in the neighborhood." Now, if necessary, loosen the strap slightly, then remove one molding and apply the glue. Replace it, then glue up the other pieces, replacing them in turn. Fit them gently together, aligning the joints.Read more ›
I gave the clamp 4 stars instead of 5 only because the gear mechanism is a little awkward to use. I emphasize that it is a minor problem. Sometimes, when you are trying to turn the gear, the clamp feels a little off-balance. But once it's tight, and you turn the thumbscrew, it's fine. With better positioning of the gear, these clamps would get 5 stars, no doubt.
All told this Bessey kit is a very nice unit, and does a good job. For the money it would be hard to beat. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can't review the item, because I haven't received it yet. I requested this item May 19, 2016 and still have not received the clamp. I am going to give it until Friday 7-22. Read morePublished 8 days ago by RichardB
I needed to make a bunch of picture frames, and this clamp was a godsend. I tried using corner clamps, but I had to constantly fiddle with them to make everything flush. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Pat
Not much pressure applied ended up using ratchet straps. Limited use. Would consider a waste of moneyPublished 1 month ago by Mr mom
Where have you been all my life? My only regret is discovering this now instead of years ago. It is a touch finiky, but that is expected as four (or more) corners come under... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Calestus