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Rockwell Jawhorse Work Bench

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.7
out of 5
Brand:
Rockwell
Model:
RK9000
Price:
$180

Description

Get more done quickly with the Jawhorse Work Station. It's a sawhorse, a clamp, a machine press and a workbench all in one package, as well as an excellent pair of extra hands. The Jawhorse eliminates the need for a second person, so you're more productive. Folds for easy transport and storage.

* Strong, versatile and safe to use
* 1-ton foot-operated clamping power for hands-free work
* Load capacity: 600 lbs.
* Steel frame
* Sturdy tripod base is stable on any terrain
* Lock release switch unclamps jaws
* Rubber pads protect workpiece
* Makes an excellent saw stand
* Rear leg serves as a convenient carrying handle
* Folds to 29" x 14" x 13"

WOOD magazine review

Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse

Review Summary

Compared to other portable workbenches, this is a horse of a different color—and the price reflects it. $178 buys the Jawhorse, a three-legged sawhorse with a foot-pedal-operated, 37"-capacity vise at one end. It’s built to withstand life on a jobsite. An optional split-table worksurface ($50) attaches to the vise jaws. (Jawhorse offers additional accessories as well.) The foot pedal provides clamping power in spades and lets you hold a workpiece with both hands while tightening the jaws.
Release the foot pedal and the jaws lock in place. Flip a front-mounted lever to unlock them. The moderately sized bamboo table should prove more durable than an MDF surface and includes a hole to park the nose of your cordless drill. One gripe: The plastic dogs fit too tightly in the benchtop holes; we had to pry them out with a screwdriver. When the job finishes, the stand folds into a compact footprint with the legs locked below the upper beam. And while it’s heavier than traditional portable workbenches, a roller at one end glides over smooth surfaces for easy transport.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

great tool

Review Summary

great workhorse. holds most shapes. worth every penny.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Love my Jawhorse.

Review Summary

I can quickly hold my work and/or throw an top on it for a quick table top. Very sturdy. A great tool.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Jawhorse Rocks!

Review Summary

Better than a workhorse, no folding or dropping material. Need an extra hand, just get one of these! Has never let me down yet. Got mine from this store. http://www.thetoolstore.ca/viewItem.asp?idProduct=5740

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Hasn't seen enough use so far to justify the cost !

Review Summary

I know this portable work bench has gotten rave reviews , but I've had mine for several years now and I just haven't seemed to find many uses for it so far, over what I already have( Black and Decker Workmate). The jaws definitely grip tighter than my Workmate. I'm a woodworker ,cabinet and furniture maker , but I think this is designed more for the handyman, jack of all trades sort of person.
It's a little pricey and a little on the heavy side , and had I not received it as a gift I probably wouldn't have bought it. This is not to say that I won't find more usage for it in the future though.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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