Positec Industrial Positec Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse Portable Workstation (822465005808) Reviews

Positec Industrial Positec Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse Portable Workstation (822465005808)

3 ratings (3 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Excellent
5 stars
3
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Positec/Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse….Handy!

Dec 14, 2009
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Durability, Versatility

Cons:None

The Bottom Line:

The Jawhorse is a versatile tool that can come in handy in a commercial and consumer environment.

 


The right tool for the job, a mantra that I live by can make life so much easier. Understanding the logistics of the workplace and integrating the right people,tools and procedures is an instrumental element of working efficiently. Often these processes are instinctive but more so they are the product of years observation and processing. I have taken from both schools of thought and enjoy watching how others work and how they approach their projects.  This exercise takes place everyday with my people.

My neighbor prides himself on being a bit of a tool aficionado often buying the latest and greatest only to have it lay around hungry for an opportunity to see some action.  He called me over to "visit" with him as he rehabbed his garage; a 50's era building that required a new roof and some light carpentry repairs. As I walked up to his latest project I noticed he had been to Lowes and had purchased a Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse and I couldn't help but laugh a little. He played coy and I avoided the subject until I saw him burst and directed me to his latest find; he's so easy.

The Positec/Rockwell RK 9000 is a serious looking tool that can be described as a tripod sawhorse on steroids. Looking at this unit, I couldn't help but be impressed by the build of this thing.  Standing just under 34¾" the steel construction of the Jawhorse is nothing short of bomb proof.  The top rail consists of square steel bars measuring over 4 inches in total providing a solid base for resting lumber or anything else on. While weighting 43 lbs., the Jawhorse is particularly stable with the spread of the massive legs measuring 39". A 3"x 8" clamping jaw with vice, runs atop the rail has the capability to extend to 37". The clamping vice has rubber face on either side so that in either configuration your grip on your materials is certain. A lower foothold serves as a tensioner to tighten the twin clamps on your materials. This is accomplished by simply moving a large school bus yellow sliding switch to the lock position and applying pressure on the foothold. Clamping pressure is touted at one ton of clamping force. You literally can hold a door either flat or on its side in the clamp with assurance it won't tip, provided you have observed the simple laws of physics.

As I "visited" with my neighbor, I built a storage loft in his garage with the help of the Jawhorse. I had it hold the 4" x4" posts as I tied the cross members from above, which is did admirably clamping from the side of the top rail. I was able to cut 6"x6" lumber easily by clamping his chop saw which was on a plywood base he constructed. I have to say I was impressed at the versatility the Jawhorse exhibited.

Another great thing about the Jawhorse is just how easily it folds and stows away. The legs fold back into the unit easily reducing the overall length to 28 inches, making it easy to store in a closet, job box trunk or truck.

The right tool for the job, I can only say maybe. Tall users may have a problem with the Jawhorse. While there are accessories available, are you going to lug all these around on a job and take the time to set up for each task; would that be the most efficient use of your time? Chances are this unit could be used more efficiently on select commercial projects where it serves one function repeatedly. In the consumer arena, I would think it could be an invaluable tool, especially given most projects around the house are done alone. All things considered, the Positec/Rockwell Jawhorse can be a great tool to have in your arsenal, provided you really use it.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (2)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Positec Usa Inc RK5140K 3.0 Amp Sonicrafter Hyperlock Oscillating Tool Kit

Positec Usa Inc RK5140K 3.0 Amp Sonicrafter Hyperlock Oscillating Tool Kit

Oscillating tool kit Allows for quick and easy toolless blade changes Securely tightens blades with up to one ton of clamping force 3.0 amps
Sears
Positec Rk7135 Rockwell Shop Series 10 Compound Miter Saw W/ Extension 14.0 Amp

Positec Rk7135 Rockwell Shop Series 10 Compound Miter Saw W/ Extension 14.0 Amp

Positec RK7135 Rockwell Shop Series 10 Compound Miter Saw with Extension 14.0 Amp with Supports and Material Clamp (RK7135)(New-Retail) Rockwell ShopS...
eBay

$186.00

FREE Shipping
Positec Rk7135 Rockwell Shop Series 10 Compound Miter Saw W/ Extension 14.0 Amp

Positec Rk7135 Rockwell Shop Series 10 Compound Miter Saw W/ Extension 14.0 Amp

Positec RK7135 Rockwell Shop Series 10 Compound Miter Saw with Extension 14.0 Amp with Supports and Material Clamp (RK7135)(New-Retail) Rockwell ShopS...
eBay

$184.47

FREE Shipping
Toothed Drive Belt Replacement For Rockwell Rk7866 Belt/disc Sander

Toothed Drive Belt Replacement For Rockwell Rk7866 Belt/disc Sander

Brand New Cogged Drive Belt This belt will fit Rockwell Positec RK7866 Belts ships the same or next business day. Belts can be picked up from our fact...
eBay

$12.50

FREE Shipping
Rockwell RK2515K2 LithiumTech 3RILL 12-Volt 3-in-1 Impact Driver

Rockwell RK2515K2 LithiumTech 3RILL 12-Volt 3-in-1 Impact Driver

Rockwell RK2515K2 LithiumTech 3RILL 12-Volt 3-in-1 Impact Driver
Sears
Rockwell 3.0-Amp Sonicrafter Kit with Hyperlock RK5140K

Rockwell 3.0-Amp Sonicrafter Kit with Hyperlock RK5140K

Shop for Power Tools at The Home Depot. The Rockwell RK5140K Sonic rafter with hyper lock is three systems in one making it the most efficient oscilla...
Home Depot

$159.99

FREE Shipping
Positec Rockwell, Replacement Screw, Flange & Allen Key Kit

Positec Rockwell, Replacement Screw, Flange & Allen Key Kit

Rockwell, Replacement Screw, Flange Allen Key Kit, Screw Hex Key For Use With The Sonicrafter Oscillating Tool.POSITEC USA INC RW9157
eBay

$5.99

+$6.95 shipping
Rockwell Jawhorse RK9003

Rockwell Jawhorse RK9003

Jawhorse with Scooter Wheels - RK9003
Tyler Tool

$169.99

+$6.99 shipping
Rockwell 12V LithiumTech Cordless 3RILL 3-in-1 Impact Driver RK2515K2

Rockwell 12V LithiumTech Cordless 3RILL 3-in-1 Impact Driver RK2515K2

12V LithiumTech Cordless 3RILL 3-in-1 Impact Driver - RK2515K2. (2) LithiumTech Batteries. 30 Minute Battery Charger. (2) Power Screw Driving Bits. (2...
CPO Outlets

$129.00

+$6.99 shipping
Rockwell 37 in. Jawhorse Workbench RK9003

Rockwell 37 in. Jawhorse Workbench RK9003

Shop for Tool Storage at The Home Depot. The Rockwell RK9003 Jawhorse (2nd Generation) is the ultimate worksite helper. Its hands-free operation make ...
Home Depot

$159.99

FREE Shipping