Often overlooked, screw clamps are great when a second pair of hands is not available in the shop. For example, as I apply glue to the edges of what will become a wide table top, I use the clamps to stabilize the boards:
Using a mallet with good technique, and without damaging a board like I did on the first try, the edge glue-up resulted in a very flat board:
Old technology can be discarded easily. My old Craftsman screw clamps came to the rescue once again – I will keep them.
— Al Navas