Because a woodworker can never have enough clamps, Leigh Industries gives us their locking cam-action Hold-Down Clamp to hold your work to your bench. The 90-degree lever lets you clamp down fast on stock up to 3″ thick. They make the body of the clamp from a super-strong alloy and coat the heel and toe with non-marring nylon to protect your pricey woods.
Leigh makes two models of this clamp. One goes in the standard 3/4″ bench-dog hole, and it’ll fit workbenches up to 4-1/2″ thick. The other model attaches to the workbench via a mounting bracket that you install in your workbench by drilling a 1-1/2″ wide hole. This model comes with two anchors and additional surface-mount plates so you can put ’em all over your workbench.
Either model sells for $50. Additional surface-mount plates are $20 for a pack of four.