Hang It, Rig It, Tie It, Clip It
Made in the U.S.A.
Holds Up to 175 LBS & Weights Only .35 Ounces
( Yes The Minnow Gripper Is Stronger Than Its Bigger Brother The Mighty Gripper )
These heavy duty tarp clips create a grommet instantly on any material. Powerful cross-hatch surface gripping jaws clinch tighter as tension is applied. Great for fastening plastic sheeting, drop cloths, tarps. etc. Holds fast to canopies, awnings, pool covers, towels, BBQ covers, sails, cables and bags, netting and hunting blinds. They open wide enough for clamping any material up to ¼" thick and are crack resistant to 35° below zero.
The Minnow Gripper does work, however the release mechanism leaves a lot to be desired. In cold weather I can almost feel an injury happening using a knife blade or small flat head screwdriver in attempting to release the closure. I would definitely recommend stout gloves when releasing the gripper. I also found the amount of pressure to effect a closure to be excessive-it should be much easier to snap closed, especially for folks who don’t have the hand strength. The larger Gripper works fine and is easy to engage and release. These are a much better value in my opinion.
Very high quality and very strong grippers. Will DEFINITELY not come loose. Even when you want them to. They are next to IMPOSSIBLE to get un-clamped once you lock them into place. Have to pry them apart with a flat thin object like a small standard screwdriver. I would almost take away a star because of this. But very very strong and durable.
These work great for their intended purpose. I stopped carrying a raincoat/poncho when hiking and I use these to clip my groundcloth around me and the pack when raining. Works well with poly sheeting as well as with an ultralight tarp (use a backing between the ultralight material and clamp jaws).