Take a bench vice, mount it to a portable sawhorse, and pump a bunch of growth hormones into your creation, and you might get something like Rockwell’s Jawhorse. One main feature sets the Jawhorse apart: the foot-pedal-operated jaws. The jaws can apply one ton of clamping force to objects up to 37″ wide, such as a full 36″ door.
Operating the jaws with the foot pedal leaves your hands free to wrestle materials up to 220 lbs into the clamping jaws. When your load is clamped down tight, a locking switch secures the jaws.
Three folding legs support the Jawhorse, two of which feature stirrups, for holding down the Jawhorse with your feet, and mounting holes for securing it to the floor. When you’re finished with your task, the Jawhorse folds to a pretty compact 30″ x 14″ x 14″, and you can roll it around on its built-in wheel.
Rockwell has planned several accessories for the Jawhorse, including log-holding jaws for sawing or cutting with a chainsaw, jaws for securing welding work, and a bag for holding tools and accessories.
The 43-pound Jawhorse retails for $200, but you can get it for $180 shipped free from Amazon.