C-Clamps and Bar Clamps - Best Tools for the Weekend Warrior - DIY Essentials - Bob Vila
C-Clamps and Bar Clamps
When working with wood in particular, a clamp is essential for pulling together pieces that need to be glued and for holding them tight and flush until the glue sets. For most around-the-house jobs, C-clamps or bar clamps will do the trick. C-clamps have jaws in the shape of the letter C. Bar clamps are usually larger, with a fixed jaw at one end and another on a tail slide that moves up and down the bar's length.