3 best new tools

Gift ideas for the cottage handyman

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Jawhorse

Photo by Rockwell Tools


Unless your handy dad has a shop at the cottage, you’ve probably seen him drill, 
saw, or sand projects that are propped against a tree or balanced over the picnic table. Consider giving him a Jawhorse, a product that may break the Workmate’s grip on the portable workbench market. The Jawhorse’s powerful jaws can span almost 
1 metre and support 270 kg; its foot pedal allows hands-free clamping. Steel construction makes it sturdy, but also a tad heavy at 20 kg. The price is steep ($200, rockwelltoolsdirect.ca), but the Jawhorse offers a safer way to work, and you can say “so long” to saw marks on the deck.

—Andrew Lupton


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