Shop Clamp Hack
Trigger-style bar clamps make perfect workbench hold-down clamps. First, punch out the split-tube stop at the end of the clamp’s bar and then slide the trigger head off. Slip the bar through a bench-dog hole and reinstall the trigger head. If your bench doesn’t have dog holes, just drill a hole wherever you need it. Plus: Check out these 28 secret clamping tricks from woodworkers.