Every once and a while, when you are assembling a project and you get to the glue up stage, you need clamps of all sizes in order to ensure a good, square glue up. I use craftsman clamps of various sizes and I've had real good success with these clamps when assembling projects.
These clamps are very responsive and easy to use with a quick release that allows you to readjust while you are clamping down on your project. The rubber tabs help prevent damaging the project while also providing a little extra bit of biting down as you clamp.
Sure, they may seem pricey, but ask anyone who does woodworking and they'll tell you that it's the cost of doing business and also working with excellence.
Clamp Broke During 1st use, remembering that it's a Craftsman I drove 50 miles to the nearest Sears to exchange it, The Manager refused because of no reciept, the warranty is only a year and with no reciept the can't prove it's not under a year old ( you could still smell the new on it ) So Figure I'll have to drive 200 miles now to exchange a 26.99 tool.
Work's great, building cabinet so I have bought 8
I have 2. I was doing a school project with other dads. Glue, clamp, screw, next. None of the guys had ever seen this particular clamp but it was intuitive how it worked. They got it. I bought 4 more after that.