This is the last part of the FirstLook series of the Rockwell Jawhorse. We have already talked about how easy the Jawhorse was to setup, how well it is constructed, and some of the basics of the unit. Today, we will look a little closer look at the details.
It seem like the folks who engineered this tool really thought about its design and how it needs to work in the field. For better leverage and stability, the feet have stirrups, angled rubber pads, and even holes for stakes.
When opened, the unit is stable on its three legs. The Jawhorse weighs about 43 lbs. While it is possible to lift and carry the unit, it is easier to move when folded. The legs interlock to form a handle.
The designers added a roller so it can be wheeled around. The front leg extends flat so it can be used as a handle. The observant will notice the legs in this photo are not quite locked in place.
The legs, if not folded in the right sequence, can come loose if the Jawhorse is rolled on a bumpy surface. When folded properly, the wings from the black handle will prevent the legs from moving.
The Jawhorse is tough enough to handle the outside world, and gentle enough to be used inside the house, which makes it incredibly useful. We'll have more about it in our FirstUse report. [Permalink] - Jawhorse FirstLook Part2