I understand what Larwyn is saying and he is correct. Just because the wood parts "seem" the same doesn't make it so. The thickness planer makes a big difference on how well the clamps work.
That said: You can advance the screw a bit so that the point is exiting the pocket a little bit then you clamp and the shift or creep will be less. Sort of like having a sharp tack holding the wood until the screw is in place.
Then again you may have to tell the wife how important a new planer will be and the clamping table is an absolute must, and don't fail to mention how much money new cabinets are going to cost if someone else make them, and . . . This forum has a wealth of
rationalizationsreasons to help our brother woodworkers stock their shop! :-)