LumberJocks

Jawhorse: Is it useful in your shop?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by woodetal posted 12-11-2019 03:44 PM 577 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View woodetal's profile

woodetal

35 posts in 378 days


12-11-2019 03:44 PM

All: I have been eying a Jawhorse from Rockwell. Whether Triton or Rockwell, they appear to be a similar product. If there was a 48” jaw as standard without an expensive accessory they would be more attractive. So, do any of you use them? Have used them? Any comments? I just wonder if it is another space using gimmick that has limited application. I have a bench with a Record 9” with a dog and quick release. But its utility is limited by the space—read refrigerator that is too close. Thanks!


9 replies so far

View woodetal's profile

woodetal

35 posts in 378 days


#1 posted 12-11-2019 04:02 PM

I went through the search feature and that raised another question: Are some of the “reviews” from paid reviewers? Kind of like a home town radio broadcast of your baseball team, always the bright side. Also, nothing too recent. Best!

View pottz's profile

pottz

7690 posts in 1590 days


#2 posted 12-11-2019 04:09 PM

i dont have a jawhorse but i have the rockwell rk9006 bench jaw bench vise which i believe is discontinued.it’s basically the same vise except it mounts on a bench.i love it and use it al the time.i love that it’s foot operated allowing both hands free to position something.the jaws are rubber padded and opens to full width quickly.im gonna cry when it wear out someday and cant get another one.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View woodetal's profile

woodetal

35 posts in 378 days


#3 posted 12-11-2019 04:14 PM

A bench super clamp! Nice. My bench clamp is great and the Fridge affects the Record’s utility. I have plastic saw horses that are seldom used. Everything is on wheels to accommodate the cars purpose of my shop, err, garage. Thanks.

View DannyW's profile

DannyW

255 posts in 403 days


#4 posted 12-11-2019 05:28 PM

Looks like a useful tool. There are a couple of them on my local CL for $80 each (they say “new in box”).

-- DannyW

View moke's profile

moke

1475 posts in 3382 days


#5 posted 12-13-2019 06:15 PM

I have the jaw horse, mine is Triton and I have two of the tripod mulitstand 200…...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triton-Multi-Stand-MSA200-Triton-DIY-Tool/361939025419?epid=1304313677&hash=item54453f3e0b:g:aR4AAOSwzgBY2sMB

I use the jawhorse a lot and the tripod stands only occasionally when I need support for longer items. I have rigged up a big collection port for DC and use it for my miter saw and bigger lathe.

The jaw horse is handy for many things…...I even use it to chain saw limbs that are big. I have 2 large table tops with a clamping strut attached to…..one is nice and I can use it as another bench when I need more space and another crappy top that I spray or mix paint on. They all work well, but the tripod supports are not as tall as I would like them….I can not get them high enough for my band saw. The nice thing is they all fold and I tuck then away out of the way when not needed.

-- Mike

View woodetal's profile

woodetal

35 posts in 378 days


#6 posted 12-13-2019 07:16 PM

Space is the challenge with my sharing with two cars. The idea of a table supported by the jaws is a great idea. How is the Jaw set up for stability with clamped pieces, sawing, planning, sanding? Thanks!

View moke's profile

moke

1475 posts in 3382 days


#7 posted 12-23-2019 07:20 PM

Sorry I missed this….Woodetal…...in answer, rock solid. I work on it, hammer on it, never had an issue

-- Mike

View woodetal's profile

woodetal

35 posts in 378 days


#8 posted 12-23-2019 07:30 PM

Thanks for the reply. Sounds like the deal. Thanks again. Brian

View dscheidt's profile

dscheidt

22 posts in 226 days


#9 posted 12-26-2019 05:44 AM

I have one, a ‘sheetmaster’ model. It will clamp from 0 to 50 inches. Somewhere in the middle of that range, you take the jaw off and flip it around. It’s supremely handy for a lot of things, many of which can be done with a good bench vise. I don’t think it would find much use in a shop with a bench, but if you do work outside, or at job sites, or even around the house, you will get use out of it, particularly if you work by yourself.

I also have a rockwell jawstand (very similar, to the triton multistand moke has.). I don’t use it a whole lot. I use it to hold a mortar board when I’m plastering (a sheet of ply with a 2X screwed to the bottom) which it does brilliantly, using less space than a pair of sawhorses or something, and have used it to hold a door while I deal with the edges. My big gripe about it is that the clamp doesn’t close far enough. Not only does it not close to zero, it won’t clamp a piece of 1x lumber. It’s very close, like a 1X and four sheets of paper. That makes it unsuitable for lots of stuff that it would otherwise work fine for. I see that the version I have is a bit fancier than the triton one; it has a crank to make fine adjustments to the height with, which is handy for using it as an outfeed support, or for hanging something.

I’d replace the jawhorse if it broke (which I don’t think it would), I wouldn’t replace the jawstand.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com