My Triton SuperJaws XXL Portable Clamping System is by far the most versatile tool in my shop. I use it on every single project. It’s a reliable third hand or a clamp when I’m doing a glue-up. When I need a quick work surface, I clamp a scrap of plywood between the jaws. The system folds up for compact storage, but mine is in use constantly and never gets put away. APRIL WILKERSON builds what she needs rather than buying or hiring out. She sells plans and chronicles all kinds of projects—carpentry, woodworking, welding and more—at wilkerdos.com.