It’s tough to beat a bar clamp for convenient clamping. But I’ve found that the ones with a 65mm throat capacity often put your knuckles awfully close to the bar as you tighten the clamp. That can make for some uncomfortable clamping.
HANDLE EXTENSION. Luckily, I found a simple solution that’s made these clamps a bit more user-friendly. A piece of 25mm-dia PVC pipe fits easily over the handle of the clamp with just a few mallet taps. This makes it easy to tighten the clamps with your hand positioned well behind the bar.