That one may be a higher quality than the ones I have...which like to crush the filters and make a mess...
I didn't think about the jaws being able to crush to the point of puncturing the filter. I went ahead and ordered one. I'll let you know how it works. It has good reviews and is advertised to work well on all filters, including tractors and semi trucks.
I've broken several cheap cup type filter "sockets".
I have some of those, too. Depending on the filter, they are hit and miss.
The band clamp type seems to work the best, by far, but doesn't cover a large variation in filter diameters. Guess I should look into if there are smaller and larger versions.
Band wrenches work well if you have the right size and if you have enough room to use them. This is why I was interested in the "Universal 3 Jaw Oil Filter Wrench". This is one more optional tool to make filter removals a little easier.
The fabric one-size-fits-all is a decent last resort, I think, deforming the filters but generally still works, as does a chain wrench.
I've never had a true fabric filter wrench, but I have used an old leather belt in a worse case scenario situation It took a long time, but it eventually worked when nothing else would.
When I was a kid, my dad taught me the screwdriver trick (puncturing the filter with a large screwdriver and using it as leverage), but as you mentioned, that's a messy way to do business.