I have a variety of different brand clamps. I don't have a million of them like the member here who has the "wall of Bessey Clamps", but I have some Irwin, (blue) quick release, a few Bessey, like this and this, and a few Samona.
The Samona are terrible. In fact, I'm going to give them away. The Besseys are great, but expensive. The other day I was clamping something to the table (not a glue up) and one of the Irwins snapped. It broke. LOML says I clamp it too hard. I say that's ridiculous. Clamps are for clamping. I don't like stuff moving around so I clamp it tight, and I'm not strong enough to squeeze the handle like you guys. So who is right?
Question 2. On the Bessey Clamp like this one, what is the red button on top for? I can't for my life figure out what it does.
Thanks all, and good morning!