GMC appears to be for sale….

Article here

Potential buyers could include Bosch, Black & Decker, Ryobi, or China.

To quote Terry Pratchet “May you live in interesting times”

Rockwell Jaw Horse

UPDATE: Review and photos of the Jaw Horse in my shed are now available here and here

There appears to be a significant increase in popularity recently in the JawHorse, and from looking at the Rockwell website, my guess is that a. it is now being advertised on TV in the states, and through the Infomercial channels, and b. it is not being sold in shops and can only be purchased online.

I’ve been looking to contact the manufacturer to see if they’d be interested in having their product independently covered in a more comprehensive Stu’s Shed review, but there appears to be no email address readily available, and I’m not planning on ringing the States (yet). (If anyone wants to give them a head-up….. 😉 – To find me, all they have to do is Google JawHorse, and click on the first (non-animal) link!)

If it is assuring to anyone who has come here to get some more background on this tool before making a purchase, I can say that it is based on a tool here called the Superjaws, which is a brilliant machine, and does everything I ask of it – strength, clamping pressure, longevity, stability, quality. (I have 3 or 4 of them now – loose count!)

I have not seen a JawHorse in the flesh (so to speak), but so long as it is manufactured to the same level of quality as the Superjaws, it will definitely do the job!  Of course, you could always just buy a Superjaws, but I don’t think they are sold in the same markets, so there isn’t a direct conflict there (yet).

UPDATE: Review and photos of the Jaw Horse in my shed are now available here and here

Latest writeup here: SSYTC009 Rockwell JawHorse

Rockwell Jawhorse HD RK9000 Workbench System – As Seen on TV!
As seen on TV, this heavy-duty hands-free clamp not only secures workpieces with a rock-solid grip, its wide stable frame instantly provides a go-anywhere workstation to make cuts, drill holes, and more. Hold and cut doors, two-by-fours, two-by-twelves, and odd-shaped objects. Mount miter saws, tile saws, grinders and other tools to wood panels and use the Jawhorse as a sturdy stand. Clamp in a vertical support piece and install crown molding all by yourself.

Do it all and more with this incredibly versatile tool that also folds up for simple storage and transportation.

Rockwell Jawhorse HD RK9000 Workbench System – As Seen on TV!

Rockwell Jawhorse HD RK9000 Workbench System - As Seen on TV!
Miter Saw Station for Jawhorse RK9000
Miter Saw Station for Jawhorse RK9000

Work Table for Jawhorse RD9000
Work Table for Jawhorse RD9000

Welding Jaw for Jawhorse RK9000
Welding Jaw for Jawhorse RK9000

Log Jaw for Jawhorse RK9000
Log Jaw for Jawhorse RK9000

Saddlebag for Jawhorse RK9000
Saddlebag for Jawhorse RK9000

Plywood Jaw for Jawhorse RK9000
Plywood Jaw for Jawhorse RK9000

Want a FREE Nova Chuck?

The New Zealand company Teknatool, manufacturers of Nova lathe chucks (and lathes etc) are giving away free chucks to celebrate 20 years of Nova Chucks.

Even though it decreases my personal chance of winning one, ya’ all might as well enter and have a chance of winning one of the best lathe chucks in the world.

Home Page here, and look just below the 20 years logo for the link for the free draw.

SuperNova2

SuperNova2

And just for that, they are also going to get my “Tool of the Month”, because they are an awesome bit of Kiwi Engineering!

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