Rockwell Jawhorse | Everything You Need To Know
If you’ve never used the Rockwell jawhorse, then you’re missing out on one of the most useful multipurpose tool out there for crafsmen of any kind.
Whether you’re woodworker, you’re mechanic who works on cars, you’re into fabrication of any kind, a handyman, a jawhorse is one of those tools that will definitely make your work far easier than it is right now.
You can think of a jawhorse as a vise, but not just any vise, a vise that can clamp materials as wide as 49 inches, and the clamping can be done just by flipping a switch, not turning a thread.
It’s an all-purpose tool that every craftsman needs to accomplish more in less time. Once you get it, you’ll wonder how manage you’ve gone for so long without it. It’s that kind of tool.
The Rockwell jawhorse consist of a jaw or clamp which has width that can be adjusted just by sliding it in or out to widen or reduce the space need for clamping, and can be locked in place just by flipping a switch at the corner.
There’s even a foot pedal to increase the intensity of the grip on the object being clamped. Careful with it though, because you can break things with it if you apply too much force. It can grip things with a force of about one ton.
So, the more you increase the grip using the foot pedal, the more force is exerted on the object being clamped. So, know how much force the object you’re clamping can withstand, so that you don’t break it.
It’s one of the simplest, yet versatile tool you’ll ever use.
Here are some of the things you can use the Rockwell Jawhorse for
The first use for the jawhorse is to clamp things in place. If you ever need to get something stationary so that you can work on it, the Rockwell jawhorse is a good tool to do that. With a clamping force of about 1 ton, it will even hold a beast in place so you can work on it.
If you don’t already have a workbench for handling your projects, the Rockwell jawhorse can also fit into the shoes of a workbench perfectly. All you have to do is clamp a size of plywood that can act as your work surface on the jawhorse, and you have a rock solid workbench ready to accommodate your projects.
If you don’t have a miter saw stand, the Rockwell jawhorse can act as a very solid and steady miter saw stand for your miter saw. You just have to clamp the miter saw on the jawhorse, and you’ll have your miter saw at the appropriate height for you to work with.
Apart from miter saws, the jawhorse can also act as a stand for several of your other tools that require a stand. Your jobsite table saw, tile saws and several other tools that you need a stand for will incorporate well with the Rockwell jawhorse.
If you work on cars or you engage in metal fabrication for your projects, the jawhorse will be a very useful tool in your tool chest.
Whether you want to bend metal parts, straighten them, or even weld them together, and you need them steady and fixed in order to accomplish this, the jawhorse will act as your perfect work companion.
There are several task that the jawhorse will help you accomplish when it comes to metal fabrication. One thing is sure. You’ll see more uses for it every day as you go on with your daily projects.
More about the Rockwell Jawhorse
Stability is not an issue with the Rockwell jawhorse because it’s equipped with tripod legs suited that will stay firm in any surface, plus the fit are fitted with rubber to prevent them from sliding over smooth surfaces.
If you still need extra stability, you can fasten the front legs to the ground through the holes that are incorporated into them.
When you’re done using the jawhorse for the day, stowing it away is very easy. It has 3 folding legs which folds down easily, and stows away taking very little footprint.
Tools that hold other tools usually takes a lot of beating and abuse. So I usually worry about quality when it comes to tools like this.
I’m happy to say that I have no disappointment as to quality with the Rockwell jawhorse because it is made with rock solid steel. It’s not a flimsy tool that will break easily. The jawhorse can really takes a great deal of abuse and it will still keep going like a champ.
With all that said, if you’re thinking of getting the Rockwell jawhorse for your projects, then you should waste no more time, because you’ll surely wonder why you did not get it sooner, as soon as you start using it.