Forge Steel Spreader Clamp 305mm (12")
Poor quality plastic
I have bought a number of these Forge Steel clamps of different sizes and have found them to be OK on the whole. When I purchased this one, however, I was disappointed to find that one of the plastic jaws actually broke during use. Very annoying. If you buy cheap then you buy twice.
8 Aug 2014
Not worth buying!
Sorry to have to say that.
I've used a lot of clamps / cramps over the years and used a number of these one hand grab it quick types but the pair of these I got just do not grip!
If I could find the invoice they would go back rather than in the recycle bin.
13 Dec 2012
I avoided the cheapest option and went for this mid range clamp as I don't have a great use for them. I soon ran into two fundamental problems. 1) As I tried to clamp a twisted piece of wood, the clamp wouldn't hold it's position so that more load could be applied. It just slid back before any reasonable clamping could be achieved. 2) More disappointingly, although it boasts 'forge steel', this does not refer to the feeble plastic lever that snapped off with moderate force. I wasn't being a gorilla. So I'm now heading back to Screwfix to upgrade to something that is hopefully fit for purpose.
31 Oct 2012
Forge Steel Spreader Clamp 305
I bought two of these for a job. The first one wouldn't work at all and had to be replaced. On the second one, the handle broke after only being used a couple of times.
That said, the replacements I got have worked fine so maybe I just got some from a bad batch but I was surprised as Forge Steel is usually very good.
I've used them both as a clamp and a spreader and they're very easy to use one handed. Good product overall
15 Oct 2012