I don’t know how woodworkers do it. A good quality clamp will run you $30 to $60 per clamp — yet most committed woodworkers have a wall of 20 to 50+ clamps. That money would buy me the cabinet saw I’ve been looking at, and I feel lucky to own the half-dozen bar clamps that I do have. This R&R Stackable Clamp System at my local Woodworks caught my eye, and it looks like a good deal — but unfortunately it’s still out of my budget.
The clamps are available in 12, 24, 36, 42, 48, and 60-inch lengths, but the set I’m looking at is the Pro Clamp System that’s made to assemble cabinet frames. It comes with 24 clamps that are 24″ long, two bottom and two top alignment bars that line up the clamps, and a 3/8” driver for your drill. The clamp mechanism rides against a heavy-duty threaded rod, and you tighten the clamps with the included driver or with a 3/4” socket — much nicer than the typical hand-screw handle.
The R&R Stackable Pro Clamp System sells for about $875, and it looks like a great space-saver if you do production work of similar items.
Stackable Pro Clamp System [R&R Clamp]