Marsha wrote in to tell us that the Rockwell JawHorse, model RK9003, is on sale at Amazon for $99. They mention that it’s on sale today, but I don’t see any indication that this is just a one-day or limited time deal.
This deal typically comes around every holiday season, and ends after undisclosed timing or when a certain number of units are sold out.
If this is your first time hearing about the Rockwell JawHorse, there are a few things you should know.
It’s a portable work clamp. This model’s jaws have a clamping range of up to 37″, and it can support up to 600 lbs. You can exert a clamping force of up to 2,200 lbs.
Hands-free clamping. You need a free hand to lock or unlock the JawHorse, but clamping pressure is applied via a foot-operated level.
It’s “portable.” This is more of a folding work-holding station that a portable one. It weighs around 43 lbs, and can be carried or rolled around. Its weight makes it sturdy in use, but also something that I don’t really want to carry or roll around.
I’ve tested multiple JawHorses, and none of them roll around as easy as it looks in their product videos. You’ve got to go slow, whether on uneven ground, an inclined driveway. or when a curb is involved. I’ve got an RK2003 that I’ve been using for some time (thank you, Rockwell!), and 9 time out of 10 I’ll carry it, even in situations I could or should roll it.
Accessories? There used to be some neat JawHorse accessories, but most seem to have been discontinued or are otherwise extremely difficult to find. But you can always build your own and clamp it in the JawHorse.
$99 is a great price. The JawHorse typically retails for around $150. This $99 price comes around at least 2 times a year, and every time it does it’s a notable deal.