H.C. Howell as an experienced manufacturer and servicer of brake bands knows better than most what works and does not. A brake band is only as good as the pin and bolts holding it in position.
We have seen many failures of other bands brought to us for repair and service and ensure the pins and bolts we supply have the correct material for tensile strength and are machined to manage the stresses and give many hours of reliable service.
Pins and bolts should not fail before the brake liners need replacing. On replacing the brake bands the pins and bolts should also be replaced to ensure reliable operation through the life of the brake band.