I ran across a 4-pack of Bessey 12" clamps at Home Depot for around $24. I wanted to buy them, but decided against it. No, it wasn't because of money ... had plenty of that in hand. I was afraid I would like them too much and would have to buy more ... then throw out the dozen HF clamps I currently use.
Everything works out in the end. If it's not working, you're not at the end.