This tool compresses all three band springs so the nuts, washers etc. can be removed or re-installed easier. It's like having an extra hand and a bit quicker than tying up each individual spring with wire or a plastic tie wrap. Asking $120 plus shipping.
New price $110 plus shipping.
THANK YOU MTFCA!!
I don't think it's to hold the band ears compressed. It holds the band springs compressed, which lets the cover drop right on once the band ears are held with cable ties. A great tool.
OOPS. Misread. The cold has numbed my mind, what's left of it. Sorry Jay!
But it's still a great tool.