A while back I reviewed Rockwell’s Jawhorse and Sheetmaster clamps stands against Ridgid’s SuperClamp. Unfortunately, Ridgid’s SuperClamp, which is almost identical to Triton’s Super Jaws XL, has been discontinued. So this review is down to the Rockwells.
Both Rockwells have a one ton clamping force and are identical in operation. Just load your work piece, engage the lock, and pump the foot peddle to clamp it down. To release, unlock and pump the foot pedal again.
Weight and Capacity
All three stands employ a third leg/carry handle. The Jawhorse handle does not allow your knuckles to slide under for a full grip, while the Sheetmaster’s does. However, the Sheetmaster’s handle has sharp edges right over the tool’s center of gravity making it uncomfortable.
Now that I’ve checked out the Sheetmaster I don’t see it replacing two saw horses for cutting plywood. It is well suited for making end cuts, but two saw horses are good for end cuts as well as ripping length wise. Because of this, I prefer he lighter, smaller, Jawhorse.
For more information, and to see the tools in action, check out this video: