We want to pass on our savings to our customers, so we've lowered the price of this item. However, since our price is now below the manufacturer's suggested retail price, we are restricted by the manufacturer from showing the price right away.
I originally bought this to use with the Festool array of guide rails. The price was very reasonable as compared to the rachetting version. I found them rather clumbsy to use on these rails, so I sent for a pair of the more expensive clamps. They are better suited for use with the guide rails. But that isn't to disqualify these less expensive clamps. They are strong, well built and easy to use in other clamping environments.