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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Question jaw horse

think about buying a jaw horse
any pro amd cons from people that have one
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 11:29 AM
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Welcome Leif,
If you get one, let us know what you think of it. It looks like it could be useful, after all it is based on a very old idea.

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Cut it twice, and it's still too short!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 06:23 PM
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I have the Jaw Horse and overall I like it. It will literally clamp anything - even down to one sheet of paper. It is easy to clamp one handed (with use of your foot) and will hold virtually any length of material. My only complaint is, although it is heavy, it has a tendency to slide a little when you are really bearing down on your work. It is great for doors and any large items you are working. And also great for holding round stock securely. I would buy it again if that is a satisfactory answer.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 01:40 PM
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Just a quick note of agreement. I own the Jawhorse and use it for all sorts of carpent jobs. You can use it as a portable mitersaw table by adding a piece of plywood. I find it very stable with three legs, it will set square almost anywhere.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 06:25 PM
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I'm waiting for them to go on clearence at work, I'll pick one up jusy don't want to swing the bucks now but sure do want one.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 08:42 PM
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I picked up an almost new one at a yard sale for $20 a week and a half ago.

So far I used it hold salvaged boards while I trued them up with a electric planer/jointer.

I also used it to hold lawn mower blades while I sharpened them.

Now I don't think I live a useful,productive life sans jawhorse.

Works great!!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 04:17 PM
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Do not own one yet but know two fellas who have them and they swear by them. They ARE heavy, and that is probably an attribute in this case. And as someone said they are an ancient concept made modern.
But from my personal examinations and the comments of those guys and others it seems the thing DOES work and IS useful.
Unlike the pantograph I bought years ago.
Or the omnidirectional screwdriver I bought off late night TV.
Or the used Yugo sedan driven only by a little old lady from farm to market.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 07:50 PM
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I've been considering one too as an alternative to a dedicated miter saw stand. Does anyone know how these two compare in weight? The main reason why I haven't popped on the miter stand yet is that the good ones are too heavy to handle. Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks.
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