SSYTC009 Rockwell JawHorse

Update – a clarification required:

The Rockwell JawHorse seen in the following video will be sold as the Worx Pro, and most Worx Pro tools will be green in colour.  The current Rockwell JawHorse in Australia (let’s call it the Junior JawHorse) is also sold as an orange Worx model (not Worx Professional).  Really, there isn’t any real confusion here, other than the fact that because my site goes out worldwide so I have to clarify the similarities and differences between different offerings.  If this was an Australian dedicated website, or a US one or whatever, it would be a lot more striaghtforward!!

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The Rockwell JawHorse has been designed by the same engineers who came up with the original Triton SuperJaws – a tool that I have found indispensable in my workshop for many years for a whole raft of roles. The JawHorse can be considered the latest iteration in the development path, being larger and stronger than any previous model, and with some really nice refinements that long time users would appreciate, including spring-powered leg retaining tongues for the front legs, even larger, stronger jaws, and some really interesting accessories to boot.

I regularly use the JawHorse as a clamp – be that for boxes, or panels, or pretty anything else that needs gripping/ constricting, as a press for bearings, as a bike stand for bike maintenance, as a press for assembling the most delicate of wooden pens, for holding logs while chainsawing, for holding metal components while welding, as an anvil, as a tool stand (either in the shop or on location) and as a vice, just to name a few.

To me, it is an integral part of my workshop tools (and in fact I have 3 of them (2 being the old SuperJaws) – I had 5 at one stage!!)

My simple answer to anyone contemplating getting one, is simply do it, and thank me later!  There are not many tools that I’d say that about without assessing the specific needs of that person – this tool is so versatile I can’t think of anyone it wouldn’t suit.  That’s about the strongest endorsement I’ve given any tool, ever.

If you are in the US/Canada (or normally buy from Rockler), you can get the JawHorse and its accessories from here.  Yes, I do get a commission if you buy via that link, but my whole hearted endorsement has NOTHING to do with any potential sales.  I’d say exactly the same irrespective.  I don’t mind getting a commission for any sales though 🙂 If you are in Australia, you can get the smaller brother of this tool at Mitre 10 (also called the Rockwell JawHorse which has very similar capabilites to the Chinese made Superjaws). If you are particularly interested in the model shown here, it will be available in Oz later this year under the brand Worx Pro.  Sadly, I don’t get any commissions from those sales!!

Watch the video, see what you think, and by all means ask any questions, or raise any concerns you may have.

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  4. A very good review of the Jawhorse. Do you know when the Worx beast will be available in Oz?

    • Not an exact one – just sometime Q4 at this stage. I’d be hoping for it to be in time for the Melbourne Wood Show, but don’t know if that is their goal or not.

      I haven’t seen the current Aussie one, but if it is about $60-80 for the bigger version, I’d be tempted to hang out for the Worx version (the one seen in this video)

  5. You and your clamping systems – first Frontline and now this. I guess you really never can have too many (or too many types of) clamps. How are the jaw surfaces on the JawHorse? Do you have to worry about any marring of workpieces? Apologies if you discussed this in the video – I’m commenting from work, which isn’t conducive to video listening.

    • Heh – much much more than a clamp this one! No – I haven’t had any surface marring issues (unless I stand too heavily on the foot pedal- tonne of clamping force and all that!)

      The urethane (?) jaws are pretty kind to the material being clamped

  6. Stuart:

    The Jawhorse is looking very cool, just the right tool for many scenarios. What I’m really interested in at the moment is their SoniCrafter. Have you seen this? I’m not so sure how it would fare in the average WW shop, but it looks just awesome for that go to tool in a variety of remodeling tasks. Given few (powered) options for close in sanding and such, the SoniCrafter could be the perfect tool for the odd shaped project where a standard ROS would just not work properly. Are these making the rounds down there yet?

    • It’s made a couple of initial appearances on here – in the Burl Clock post, and for the job of making a jig it was ideal.

      I’ll do a bit on it shortly – just want to get a few other accessories to put them together to cover typical applications.

      I have the Worx version (same parent company)

  7. G’day,
    Do you know if we can get the proper Jawhorse in Aus yet? Or how to get one here?

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