Ok, so we have established that both brodex and gardiner pole clamps are poor, but which make of pole has the best clamps?. Also, could these clamps be put on a different make of pole?. I'm asking, because, a, my 7' 3 section brodex alloy has 1 knackered clamp, but the rest of it is ok. And, b, after reading the thread about gardiners, i'm thinking that it might be a better idea just to get a 34' brodex alloy. If i can get decent quality clamps that will fit the brodex, i would be sorted!. [hr] Oh, and by the way, the ***le of this thread is for masons, specific enough for you pal?!