Most of us will never need a single clamp that holds seven tons — hell, most of us will never need a combination of clamps that collectively hold seven tons — but if you’re supposed to move some big equipment at highway speeds or across stormy seas, or if you just need to hold down a tarp in a tornado, then you may need the Flash Clamp.
I think I could suspend everything I own from one of these, even including the two economy cars — I’ll need a second one when I buy a house. You can also get Flash Clamps rated for three or five tons, and they all feature a spring-loaded operation. A retaining bolt keeps the clamps where you need ’em until you start to tighten the chains holding down, or up, your precious cargo.
Tightening the chains brings the wedge into play; tighten the chains more, the clamp grips tighter. This seems like an ideal situation to me — heavier, tighter, good plan.
Street pricing on the seven-ton Flash Clamp starts at $180.