Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best quick grip clamps that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.
If you like to do the occasional woodworking job, then you will regularly need the use of some type of clamp or other. They will come in handy for holding together whatever you are trying to glue, nail, or join.
For these purposes, having a few general purpose clamps around makes the work quicker and easier. These quick grip clamps are really user friendly, easily fitted, adjusted and released.
Just below you will see our top 5 list of quick grip clamps. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 150mm (6") Mini Clamp - 2 Pack.
Best Quick Grip Clamps by Buyer Rating
The top 5 are as follows:
Irwin QUICK-GRIP 150mm (6") Mini Clamp - 2 Pack
Irwin Tools Quick-Grip Clamps 300mm 12" (Pack of 2
Irwin QUICK-GRIP 600mm (24") Heavy-Duty Bar Clamp
Irwin QUICK-GRIPOne Quick-Grip One-Handed Mini Bar Clamp 6 Pack
Wolfcraft 3023000 EHZ Easy 75-500 - one-hand clamp
Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.
No 1 - IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 150mm (6") Mini Clamp - 2 Pack Summary Review
- 95% customer satisfaction with 84% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
- Removable, non-marring pads grip firmly and protect work
- One-handed quick-release trigger
- 63 kg (140 lbs) of clamping force
- Ideal for woodworking and a variety of smaller projects
- 62 mm / 2-7/16" throat dept
No 2 - Irwin Tools Quick-Grip Clamps 300mm (Pack of 2 Summary Review
- 95% Customer Satisfaction with 83% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
- Clamp Capacity: 12 inch / 300mm
- Fast and easy-to-operate
- High-tech resin body is sturdy and temperature resistant
- 70Kg clamping hold load makes for a perfect lightweight 3rd hand
- Non-marking, stay-on pads that protect the work surface
- The throat depth is 62 mm
No 3 - IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 600mm (24") Heavy-Duty Bar Clamp Summary Review
- 92% customer satisfaction
- New quick-change button provides easy removal of jaws
- Converts to a spreader
- New removable, swivel jaws can combat flexing at extreme pressure
- Adjustable foot provides added support so clamp can sit upright on a table or work surface
- 272kg/600lbs of sustained clamping pressure
No 4 - IRWIN QUICK-GRIPOne Quick-Grip One-Handed Mini Bar Clamp 6 Pack Summary Review
- 90% buyer satisfaction rating
- 6 Pack, (2) 4-1/4", (2) 6", (2) 12"
- Non-marring pads grip firmly and protect work
- Converts to a spreader
- One-handed quick-release trigger
- Up to 140 lbs. of clamping force
- Ideal for clamping smaller work pieces and working in confined areas
No 5 - Wolfcraft 3023000 EHZ Easy 75-500 - one-hand clamp Summary Review
- 92% buyer satisfaction rating
- Depth: 75 mm, clamping width: 500 mm, expanding range: 180 - 740 mm
- Up to 90 kg clamping force
- Due to an optimized ergonomic grip, the clamp is always comfortably positioned in the hand
- Effortless conversion to the spreading function
- Tempered steel and glass fibre reinforced plastic
Quick Grip Clamp Conclusions
You might think this looks like as advert for Irwin clamps or that we are secretly working for them! Obviously we are not, its just that they are the most popular, the highest rated and definitely the best value in the market.
When you are looking at which clamp suits you best we would advise that you think about the following.
1. Clamping Power
This is one of the most important features of a clamp. Clamps that don't give you enough holding power or drop off in tension, are worse than having no clamp at all.
The material the clamps are made from is very important and quality is the key. Always look for a recognised name and check that the customer feedback is good.
Always make sure that you get clamps that are the right size for today's job and large enough for other jobs you might do in the future. We are not sure if you can go too large but obviously if you are working in a small area then you are going to need a small clamp.
Also, keep in mind that there are two different measures to think about when picking a clamp. There is the distances between the two gripping surfaces on the clamps, as well as the distance from the rail to the outside of the clamps.
You always need to make sure that the throat depth is big enough for the job.
We find it best to have a selection of sizes.
This is really a case of power over size. Smaller clamps usually are nowhere near as strong, though they are very handy to fit into tight spaces. Hand clamps are very handy but they have the lowest clamping power and have the smallest depth range too
So, keep in mind that you may have to get something bulky to have enough strength to get the job done.
Clamps can easily damage the very surfaces they use to hold the piece in place. Never get a bare-metal clamp, and try to get a clamp with a rubber or plastic-coated protective pad that is unlikely to leave any mark.
This is very important as you won’t see the damage until you take the clamp off.
How to use Quick Grip Clamps
As well as our many tool reviews, we have also included a whole range of articles, on how to use them. This will include the many tasks that you may have to do at home. That could include putting up a shelf, drilling through tiles, drilling through concrete, laying carpet, fixing a leaking tap, and just about any other thing that you can think of.
The site is managed and run by myself Enda, an electrician by trade, and by my friend Geoff, a plumber with many years of experience. We have done house renovations, construction builds and extensions, loft and garage conversions, conservatories, fencing, path making and just about any other job in the construction and building industry.
Between us, we have a lot of experience, and we are more than happy to share that with you here.
Hopefully you have found this information on quick grip clamps useful.