When glue is wet or you quickly need a third hand, you reach for clamps. There is nothing more annoying, though, than finding a clamp either completely open or closed and having to spin it quickly one way or the other just to get started.
For the past handful of years, I have taken to setting my clamps at the halfway point when I hang them back on the tool rack. I do this for all my clamps, including C-clamps, bar clamps, and pipe clamps. With each clamp in the midpoint of its travel, I never have to go too much in either direction.
I build exhibits for museums, and my budgets are always tight. Time is money, and these little things add up to make jobs go more smoothly and quickly.
Erich Rose, Austin, TX