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Pulls from both ends of the strap to ensure even pressure—integral reel keeps the 1'' x 23' strap neatly stored.

Bessey Variable Angle Strap Clamp

Item #
50470
Rating:
94% of 100
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Bessey Variable Angle Strap Clamp

Most strap clamps pull from only one end of strap, which can lead to unevenly distributed pressure and distortion of the workpiece. The BESSEY VAS-23+2K Strap Clamp, however, exerts force from both ends of the strap, ensuring even pressure and tight joints. An integral reel makes it easy to store the excess strap. The strap is woven from extremely durable high-tensile polyester, and is resistant to glue. For additional corner pieces, see our 6-Pack of Extra Strap Clips for the Bessey Variable Angle Strap Clamp (#33879, sold separately).


Features:

  • Ideal for clamping round, angled or irregularly shaped objects
  • Strap is tensioned from both sides to ensure even pressure
  • Integral rewind mechanism quickly stores excess strap
  • Includes four adjustable pads that angle from 60° to 180°
  • Glue-resistant, tear-resistant polyester strap provides 1000 lbs. of tensile strength
(1) Bessey Variable Angle Strap Clamp
More Information
Brand Bessey
Manufacturer Part Number VAS-23+2K
Weight 1.3500
4.7 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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Great strap clamp.
This clamp is a lot easier to work with than the lever type ratcheting band clamps. The variable corners help prevent crushing. I have two so I can use the corners for 8 sided boxes
June 6, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good for everything
I use the strap every chance I get. It works great for many different applications.
May 28, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Spent the extra money in this clamp sooo glad I did
May 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Excellent for frames work
I looked at this clamp a year ago and decided not to purchase at that time because of the country of origin. An associate at the STL store suggested I give this clamp a try to improve my picture frame joinery. The clamp has helped me improve my workmanship. It is another great Bessey design.
April 23, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for holding together any size of frame
Perfect for holding together any size of frame
March 30, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Haven't used it yet but it looks like it will do what I want
March 28, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Clamps are great
We are building kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts and these adjustable clamps are fantastic for larger doors.
February 10, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Top quality, secure and stay in place for square glue ups.
January 3, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Bessey Variable Angle Strap Clamp
Once you get used to how it works it is great. Holds well
December 30, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Best clamp for boxes
The winding strap is the best feature here. So much easier than other band clamps. Turn the strap handle so it snugs up the strap around the box, then turn the longer red handle to tighten. Super easy and made for one handed clamping.
December 9, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I wanted a good frame clamp for basically any shape. I trust the Bessy name. Seemed like a good value.
Don Cavalli C on Apr 4, 2019
The price is reasonably.
Anthony G on Jan 30, 2019
I wanted a good frame clamp for basically any shape. I trust the Bessy name. Seemed like a good value.
Don Cavalli C on Apr 4, 2019
mitered joints in a frame
Jim P on Jan 31, 2019
The price is reasonably.
Anthony G on Jan 30, 2019
Needed a better way to clamp mitered picture frames. Hope this helps
J O on Jan 26, 2019
good price on sale
Charlie C on Jan 26, 2019
Need for frames.
Bill P on Jan 25, 2019
Need it for building larger furniture.
Kevin T on Jan 24, 2019
Length of strap & price.
R O on Jan 22, 2019
Needed for segmented bowl glue-ups.
Roger L on Jan 21, 2019
Looks like this clamp would work nicely on frames I build.
Ted W on Jan 20, 2019
Ordered these for pic frames and small boxes.
Larry B on Jan 20, 2019
On sale, to replace more rudimentary strap clamp
Michael J. R on Jan 20, 2019
Perfect for making picture frames.
Danny A on Jan 19, 2019
It was on sale and will help me clamp plywood boxes and frames.
Aaron L on Jan 17, 2019
plan to make some picture frames; good price
Julius G on Jan 12, 2019
About to build a few 4-sided frames
marty s on Jan 10, 2019
On sale
Chris on Jan 9, 2019
friend suggested it.
Donald D on Jan 6, 2019
Purchased for my father to strap custom bread boards while glue sets
Lora Sinnard S on Jan 6, 2019
I needed it for making boxes
James N on Jan 6, 2019
I need a band clamp to help secure square end table bases during glue up.
Kevin C on Jan 4, 2019
Need and pricing
John M on Jan 4, 2019
Brand name. I have other Bessey clamps.
W C J on Jan 4, 2019
To do glue ups for octagons and hexagons
duane w on Dec 30, 2018
Use for odd shaped frames.
Russ S on Dec 18, 2018
Bessey is known for quality.
TD on Dec 11, 2018
Needed a more secure and square way to clamp while gluing boxes and drawers
Zachary P on Dec 5, 2018
I saw it in a youtube video and am making a mitred box
Thomas O on Nov 19, 2018
I have one and it works beautifully so I need two more.
Peter A on Mar 26, 2018
There is a wide variety of projects that this will come in handy with. I have looked at other and none of them look like they have the same quality as this one does.
Jimmy S on Feb 6, 2018
Gift
Thomas G on Dec 6, 2017
To clamp odd shaped projects
Frank T on Jul 21, 2017
I love to use my Kreg tools to make cupboard doors and picture frames. I'm hoping this tool will help me keep my work piece firm and straight while gluing and screwing.
GENEVA F on Nov 1, 2016
The review on this item was positive and it also had equal pressure from both sides.
Darryl R on Oct 25, 2016
Looks like the thing for some drawers I'm making.
Mark on Apr 12, 2016
These products have performed without fail every time.
Scottie B on Dec 13, 2015
mitered joints in a frame
Jim P on Jan 31, 2019
Needed a better way to clamp mitered picture frames. Hope this helps
J O on Jan 26, 2019
will this work with small radius pieces, like chair legs (approx. 2-3" diameter)?
hans h on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have one of these clamps. For smaller diameter work, such as a work piece 2" to 3" in diameter, I doubt the normal method of clamping with this tool would work very well. However, with some creativity, wrapping strap around workpiece several times, i.e. 2X, and creative use of blocks to keep the clamp part of tool away from workpiece this clamp just might work, no guarantees however.
How would I use this Bessey strap clamp on a round table top and keep the strap away from the work piece?
John B on Feb 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This strap is best used for 4 corners type of holding pressure - I would suggest using long bar clamps and making a jig for the curvature of the table to translate it to a square for equal holding pressure.
Are there any videos demonstrating the use of this clamp?
Richard A on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bessey+strap+clamp
This link to youtube has a bunch of videos on this item