Put some extra spring in your grip
Often when you need to place a spring clamp, you only have one hand to spare. But I often find it difficult to open spring clamps one-handed. The solution: Before starting a glue-up, I use both hands to place the required number of clamps on a scrap of wood. With the clamps near their maximum capacity, as shown, they are much easier to use one-handed.
—Len Urban, Rancho Mirage, Calif.