|Item Weight||26.3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.3 x 9.8 x 12.4 inches|
|Item model number||RK9006|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Rockwell RK9006 BenchJaw Hands-Free Bench Vise
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- Hands-free benchtop vise and clamping station
- Mounts to any standard, stabilized workbench
- 16-Inch clamping range in jaws
- Holds and supports up to 220-Pound
- Capable of generating over a ton of clamping force (2200-Pound)
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Rockwell has reinvented the vise with the revolutionary and innovative Benchjaws. There is no more hassle trying to stabilize and clamp a work piece, and operate the vise spindle at the same time. The RK9006 Benchjaws is a hands-free bench vise and clamping station that makes holding and clamping way more efficient. Now with the Benchjaws, use both hands to stabilize the work piece, and use your foot to clamp it in the jaws, giving the precision you need to clamp the workpiece where you want and how you want. Like the very popular JawHorse, the Benchjaws has many functions, but less space is required. The Benchjaws can be left in the set-up position on a stable work table or bench, and is always ready to go. Mount the Benchjaws to the top of a workbench or work table for a versatile clamping station designed to get your project into a more convenient working position faster and easier. The RK9006 offers a huge clamping range of up to 16-Inch compared to regular bench vises. The all-steel construction provides rigidity and strength by supporting up to 220-Pound. Like the JawHorse, the Benchjaws can generate over a ton of clamping force-that's 2200-Pound of pressure. When mounted to the corner of a work bench, the Benchjaws can be rotated as the 2-position mount allows for a 180-Degree repositioning making it convenient to work on bulky or odd-shaped projects on the front of the workbench or on the corner. The Benchjaws also have added accessories (sold separately) to help fine tune your clamping to hold and accommodate larger pieces. The (RW9207) is an extended jaw that stretches the Benchjaws capacity to 24-Inch allowing for the capability to clamp larger pieces. The (RK9208) aligning jaw with clamping posts, is a multipurpose self-aligning clamp to help hold tapered and round objects. They are great for holding and clamping various odd-shaped projects that otherwise would need added shims to clamp in a regular vise.
Rockwell’s RK9006 BenchJaws hands-free bench vise utilizes a foot pedal clamp in order to maximize your clamping efficiency without taking up a lot of space in your workshop or on the job site. By simply mounting the BenchJaws on either the corner of your workbench or in the middle of it, you can instantly start using both hands to stabilize materials and use your foot to clamp them in the jaws where you want them and how you want them. Accessories (sold separately) are available to further enhance the BenchJaws’s many applications. Enjoy the ability to use both hands to stabilize objects while painting furniture, reframing windowpanes, gluing woodworking projects, and more.
The RK9006 easily attaches to the top of a bench or table and quickly becomes the go-to item for getting your project into a more convenient position for work. With a clamping range of up to 16 inches, the BenchJaws’s two-position mount permits 180-degree repositioning in order to get the best angle on bulky or oddly shaped materials (such as a dresser drawer or a bicycle). A 3/-8-inch-per-step clamp travel with the foot pedal allows you to adjust the clamping force to exactly match your needs, from delicate projects to heavy-duty tasks.
Even though the BenchJaws only weighs 22 pounds, it features all-steel construction for rigidity and strength. And strong it is: With a maximum load of 220 pounds and a maximum clamping force of more than one ton—2,200 pounds, to be exact—the BenchJaws is a simple but effective way to maximize your productivity when working on clamping projects in your workshop or on the job site. You can leave it in the set-up position so that it’s always ready to go, but it also effortlessly detaches from your workstation when necessary.
What's in the Box
One Rockwell RK9006 BenchJaws hands-free bench vise.
- BenchJaws mounts to the corner or the center of any standard workbench
- Boasts more than one ton of clamping force
- Clamping jaws are activated by feet, which leaves both hands free
- Constructed entirely of steel for strength and sturdiness
- Backed by a five-year limited warranty
Top customer reviews
The previous reviewer is right -- this does require a permanently affixed mounting bracket, but I see this as a positive thing -- unlike a permanently attached bench vise, this thing can be taken off the table. Sure the bracket is still there, but it only rises about 1/8th of an inch above flush with the table, so you can really work with your whole table when the benchjaw is taken off.
I love that it mounts it in both directions -- very handy to get just the right approach to your work. This thing is also very rugged -- I've only had it a few weeks, but I've used it a lot, and had zero problems. It even clamps very well when using only one side of the jaws.
My only tiny complaint is that there is a little too much give between the mounting bracket and the benchjaw so that it caused a little bit of rattling when I was using it. I fixed that by attaching some very small felt pads on top of the bracket, just to take up the "slack" between the two main pieces of the device (the bracket and the jaw).
This is so superior to any workbench vise I've used. You may still need a bench vise to do some of the crazy things we all do (like bending things back into shape, etc.), but for wood working and generally clamping onto things that you are working on and holding them very steady -- for drilling, filing, sanding, painting -- whatever, it's the best thing ever.
And you can take it off with the turn of a thumb screw and have (virtually) the entire square footage of your table available.
UPDATE: I have had this for a month now and don't know how I lived without it. It has worked beautifully with no problems. One thing that is really great, which didn't occur to me when I wrote the original review, is how easily and quickly this vise locks down on something. What I mean is that it takes literally two seconds to clamp it down. The result is that you use it all the time -- instead of going "oh I'm just going to hold this myself because I don't feel like fooling around with clamps or a vise" you just plop it into the benchjaw flick the lever and push the pedal. I'm serious: two seconds. So you work safer and better, and you don't lose any time. This is my kind of tool.
1. The nuts packaged for use with the yellow securing knob, are to small. You tighten the yellow knob and the nuts pull through the frame holes. This can potentially be dangerous. Fortunately I had a larger set laying around.
2. The gap space between the vise clamps and the frame is not large enough. So, potential for drilling damage is glaring.
3. The foot pedal is to long or needs more optional bolt hole put into it. I had to add 3 pieces of 3/4 plywood under my vise to keep the foot pedal from hitting the floor. Now I know this is subjective to the height of your work bench, but this is my work bench and the height of my work bench is very comfortable to me. The height of the vise clamp is now somewhat awkward.
And once it's installed it kind of ruins your flat workbench top, as noted by others.
Based on the fact that my bench top has a front lip and even with a flat top the installation screws would hit the bench legs, I couldn't easily install this guy so I returned it. Amazon's good about that.
Amazon could prevent a lot of this type of return by including a PDF of the installation instructions on the product description page.
(4) M6x12 bolts with (4) washers and (4) lock washers
(3) M6x45 coach bolts (carriage bolt works)
(3) M6 nuts
(2) M6 flange nuts
As stated in other reviews, the assembly hardware included is terrible - do not use it. Two M6X12 bolts broke during assembly for me. The quality of the assembly hardware is 0 stars. Do yourself a favor and get replacement bolts/nuts at your local hardware store before the BenchJaw arrives from Amazon. Make sure you get the washers for the M6X12 bolts too - the ones packaged with the vise are not 6mm. You will be glad you did and save yourself a frustrating afternoon.
Once you get the replacement nuts and bolts, assembly is easy and straight forward. Be careful going from step 3 to step 4, its easy to skip step 4 which is inserting the bolts under the table mount because the instruction assembly order is not well organized on the instruction sheet.
This is an excellent all-round shop bench vise from Rockwell. As other reviewers have noted, all metal construction with an innovative design from other standard shop vises.
I have it mounted on on the corner of a heavy 3'X5' work table that I use for equipment repairs, servicing, maintenance, grinding and sharpening. It is not a woodworking vise in my opinion, although I have used it to clamp and hold projects for final detail assembly and touch ups. It is more versatile as a shop vise than for woodworking alone. It does not replace a shop machinist vise, but is a great additional tool to your general work bench.
This will be your go-to vise for holding anything on your work bench. Highly recommend along with getting the replacement assembly hardware.
I read the reviews and have vise and a new work bench, but decided I needed something more substantial.
I placed this on the edge of the bench, just like the picture. Talk about versatile and helpful. Easy to use with the foot clamp and it grabs whatever you put in the clamps with a death grip.
It took about 1/2 hour to drill and put on the vise, but now I can't believe I wanted so long to get it.
So, I find it great.