Rockler has just released an improved 10-ft. Deluxe Band Clamp with a number of enhancements over the former design. The updated ratcheting clamp mechanism has a permanently attached wrench, so you won’t have to search for the wrench before tightening the clamp. The ends of the 1-in.-wide nylon band are now stitched to eliminate fraying, and the internal end is crimped to the clamp to prevent it from coming loose when it is clamped down tightly. Rockler has also upgraded the spring for improved durability and strength. The band has a load strength of 1,000 pounds, and the clamp’s self-locking cam holds positively and releases instantly. The Deluxe Band Clamp sells for $13.99 and is available now.