Rockwell Jawhorse and Benchjaws

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Rockwell has long been a name that stands for quality. They have made Rock Solid tools that are Rock Hard and when the going gets tough, they Rock On and On!

This year I have had the pleasure of using the Jawhorse. Not exactly the sawhorse of your father’s generation.

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Right out of the box it is fully assembled.

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Raise the back leg and lock it into place by sliding it in and turning the knob…

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Raise the foot pedal until you hear it snap into place…

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Then raise each of the front legs until you hear them snap into place.

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And now it is ready to turn over and use it

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The vise comes with zip-ties on it to keep it into place and you will need to cut them off.

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There are directions as how to use the Jawhorse:
Open the jaw slightly wider than your work piece
Push down the lock switch
Step on the pedal and your work piece is held in place for you to work on it.
When you are done:
Push up on the locking switch
Step on the pedal to release the work piece
And now you can slide back the jaws and remove the work piece.
It’s that simple.

Depending on how hard you press on the pedal, the Jawhorse can produce over 2000 pounds of clamping force and support up to 600 pounds! Now that’s a big enchilada!

And because of its clamping force and hands free operation, there is no need to have two. One does it all by itself. You no longer need two sawhorses, just one Jawhorse!

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It also has stirrups that you can slide your foot into if you are concerned about it tipping over, and on the bottom of the stirrup is a hole so that you can nail it to a floor, support, or framework to hold it in place; or you can drive a spike into the ground to add extra support.

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When folded up, the rear leg can be used as a handle to carry it,

And that same handle can be used as a handle to tow it.

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Rockwell incorporated a roller so that you can roll it to your work area.

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Obviously you can buy what you want, but if you want to work smart and not hard, this tool will help you get the job done easier than a couple of sawhorses and that’s not all, it has accessories that will help you with more. There are welding jaws, extension jaws for wider projects, log and chainsaw jaws, a tool tray, and saddlebags to organize the tools you are using to get the job done.

I’m just about done interrupting your day, but to tell you the truth, I’m glad I have a Jawhorse. When I have to do some work, I just want to get it done as easily as possible.

So now you get to know how much Rockwell believes in their product. Would you think that a 1 year warranty is believing? How about 2 years? Well, Rockwell is backing it with a full 5 year warranty! Now obviously if you are throwing it off a 3 story building or out of a speeding automobile; cutting the legs off and welding new ones on, or beating it with a sledge hammer,… they aren’t going to replace it, but if you are using it responsibly, it’s covered and they will repair or replace it. How many companies give a 5 year warranty for a tool that is subject to be abused? Not many…

The next thing on my list is this bench vise:

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It uses the same technology as the Jawhorse vise action and makes it for your workbench. Still uses the same locking mechanism, same no-hands use, and the same rock solid manufacturing methods that makes Rockwell the name you have grown to trust.

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It can hold upt to 220 pounds in its mighty jaws and gives you over 2000 pounds of gripping strength.

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Foot activated so you can position it with your hands as needed. I’m sure I will be just as happy with this tool as I am with my Jawhorse. Do you know why? Well it has the same 5 year guaranty as the Jawhorse has.
If you ever use a vise or a sawhorse, my suggestion is that you take a look at Rockwell before you make a purchase.
I know I kind of sound like a commercial, but I think Rockwell did a good job in designing these tools and I’m glad I have mine. The only thing I would change on it is the screw knob on the back leg. I’m not sure what I would do to improve it, but for me it was a little awkward. But I’m not going to let that stop me from enjoying it and getting the job done as quickly as possible.
Very inventive on Rockwell’s part to come up with something new that can help us out while working.

Thanks Rockwell…

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heather kaufman
heather kaufman
6 years ago

I would love this for my husband’s Father’s Day gift!!!

Rust
Rust
6 years ago

Very informative review. I also like how it is designed for maximum stability and versatility of use. I know my DH would really enjoy having this is his tool collection. Looks very handy!

Krystal Waters
Krystal Waters
6 years ago

I would like to have this for projects that I have around the house. I like that it can support so much weight and that it looks fairly easy to set up and take down to store it.

Joan Kubes
Joan Kubes
6 years ago

This looks very sturdy and of good quality. My husband would really appreciate something like this.

Catherine Wooster
Catherine Wooster
6 years ago

My fiance and my dad would both love this! Going to have to get one of these for sure!

Cokie Evans
Cokie Evans
6 years ago

I have been looking for some sawhorses and seeing this has made up my mind on which I should get. I have no vise so this is like 2 in 1 almost. Plus I have a small area to work in so I like how it folds up and is easy to carry. Great idea and Rockwell is a great brand!

Lori Berson
Lori Berson
6 years ago

This is great. My hubby has one that he use’s all the time for just about everything but he is always complaining to me that he really needs a second one so that he can do more.

Heather C
6 years ago

This looks really handy! It’s neat that it’s foot activated, too!

Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown
6 years ago

Looks like a very nice, useful, and easy-to-use unit for the builder.

Beth R
Beth R
6 years ago

I love that you can fold this up. What a great idea and my husband could definitely use this on the site

Soha MOlina
Soha MOlina
6 years ago

My husband is always expanding his DIY tools. This would be a great addition.

wendy browne
wendy browne
6 years ago

Very detailed and informative review. I like the stability stirrup.

melisa
melisa
6 years ago

I really like the safety features, and 2000 pounds of clamping force is awesome.

sherry blamer
sherry blamer
6 years ago

Sounds so super easy to use and set up. My husband could use this for his projects and work.

Don Hughes
Don Hughes
6 years ago

I really could use this for the remodeling projects.

Renee
Renee
6 years ago

Looks easy to use would love to win it for my son-in-law

Anita
Anita
6 years ago

This would be a great gift for our local vol fire department.thanks for sharing.

Debra Holloway
Debra Holloway
6 years ago

I really enjoyed this review and the pics were very helpful. We are going to remodel our home and this would be a big help. It looks like it is very good quality and durable.

Anita Carol Gambrell
6 years ago

That is a lot easier than the old way ! I would love to have one of these!

Kristin
Kristin
6 years ago

This is perfect in so many ways!! I love that it’s so easy to store. But it’s definitely the right tool for so many jobs!

alejandra teran
alejandra teran
6 years ago

Nice detailed review. My husband would love this.

Chrystal J.
Chrystal J.
6 years ago

This would be great for home improvement projects around the house.

Laurie Nykaza
Laurie Nykaza
6 years ago

This is such a nice piece for my garage to help me out with my projects. I like you can snap your piece into place to be held and hold with your foot too is great.

Kimberly Williams
Kimberly Williams
6 years ago

5 Full years warranty? WOW! I love the way Rockwell always stands behind their products! I would love to have the jaw horse! It would enable me to do projects I haven’t been able to in years due to health concerns. When you have products that takes tons of the work load out of the project, you can do things you never thought you could do! This is one products that will be on my wish list until I get it.

prepperbob
prepperbob
6 years ago

Awesome

Jan Hall
Jan Hall
6 years ago

I loved the step by step instructions on your review. I hope I win. We could definitely use this tool.

Betty
Betty
6 years ago

Fathers Day is not that far off and this garage tool would be wonderful.

Kelly
Kelly
6 years ago

This would be such a great item for my husband. We have a small homestead and he is always fixing/building something. He doesn’t have the luxury of a nice tool shed/shop yet, so he is always lugging things down to the basement to work on, and then back up to the job site. A portable option, would be amazing!

Marilyn Nawara
Marilyn Nawara
6 years ago

I think that my husband needs to have one of these — I’m thinking of so many projects around the house that he could get done if he had this great machine. Very nice!

Lynn T.
Lynn T.
6 years ago

my dad would like this, he’s not a handy person but when he does try, it would be great to have proper tools so i don’t worry about him hurting himself or ruining things

Cathy Philipps
Cathy Philipps
6 years ago

The powerful clamping is just great and the portability makes it very useful

VladBarklyDee
VladBarklyDee
6 years ago

Very informative review–especially for me if I wanted to use it while hubs isn’t home. I think he’d love having one of these.

David Holder
David Holder
6 years ago

Looks great and I would love to have one for myself!

MARTHAIA
MARTHAIA
6 years ago

AWESOME PRODUCT !!!!! I also like that you can roll it to your work area …This is on the NEED list….TY

Julie
Julie
6 years ago

I would love to get this for my hubby for his bday coming up he has been wanting one so bad..

JohnZ
6 years ago

Gee, mine is a little simpler than that.

Barbara Adams
Barbara Adams
6 years ago

It would be a pleasure to use a real saw horse as opposed to the make-do contraptions I’ve seen. Look, we really are growing up!!

Linda Manns Linneman
Linda Manns Linneman
6 years ago

This sounds fairly easy to use. My son would love this and would get alot of use out of it.

Linda Kish
Linda Kish
6 years ago

So much better than the saw horses I remember. These would be great for my son’s workshop.

Theresa M
6 years ago

I love how this is made and you only need one which is darn nice for closed in areas. Great job.

melissa crisp
melissa crisp
6 years ago

Everyone needs one of these. It is a very handy thing to have.

Rebecca Parsons
Rebecca Parsons
6 years ago

My husband has been wanting to get into wood working. This would be great for him and getting started.

Kimberly Frazee
Kimberly Frazee
6 years ago

I cant imagine how useful this is. I have saw horses with a roller to get the job done for just little stuff and it can be a pain. This holds it in place at whatever length you’d need and the fold up so small for storing is a super bonus.

jill s
jill s
6 years ago

Need that Jawhorse….hubby has work to do.

Cindy B
Cindy B
6 years ago

This would be amazing for those big jobs!

David Smith
6 years ago

I would really like one of these jawhorses to use while I’m working on things around the house. It looks like it would be very useful and I like all of the features it has. I also like the bench vise too. I could really use one for my workbench that I have had for 40+ years.

abedabun dawn
abedabun dawn
6 years ago

O my! This would be a dream! I love that it folds up for easy storage and the vice is a fantastic additions!!!! A couple of weeks ago, I laid a board across two pieces of fire wood in order to cut the board. Not only was it difficult because I had to bend over so far, but it dangerous as well.

nickie
nickie
6 years ago

I really like the safety features, this would be great to own.

Lauren Jimenez
Lauren Jimenez
6 years ago

I love that its so compact and doesn’t require alot of your floor space even when in use. My mom would love this for all of her restoration projects!

Jeanna
Jeanna
6 years ago

This would be a great product for any do-it yourself person to own! Think how much could get done with one of these!

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