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Forum topic by Don posted 05-21-2007 05:38 PM 4945 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2007 05:38 PM

Here’s another great Aussie tool that I have been using in my shop for about four years. There are times that no other clamping device but this unique tool from Triton meets will do the job.

Read this excellent review on the Triton SJA200 here at Online Tool Reviews.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/


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#1 posted 05-21-2007 06:02 PM

It appears to be an interesting site for a few other tool reviews also Don.

Thanks for the “heads up” on this great looking and very functional clamp system.

One thing I could not find in the review. It says the jaw can be reversed…Can the Super Jaw be used to Spread? Like sometimes needed on a cabinet to straighten or square up? Maybe not.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 05-21-2007 07:20 PM

Yes, Jack, it’s a good site for tool reviews. I refer to it frequently.

To answer your question about the SuperJaws, no. I’m quit sure that it cannot be reversed. I’m in Vancouver at the moment, so can’t run down to my shop to check. I’ll send an email to a friend who dem’s for Triton and ask him the same question.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#3 posted 05-21-2007 09:21 PM

Don -

Very interesting – I like the whole Triton line. Very nice equipment.

I will be sure not to let my wife see this new link (OnLine Tool Reviews) added to my bookmarks – I think I am in enough trouble as is!

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#4 posted 05-22-2007 02:26 AM

I’ve been looking at that thing for a few months. It seems to me to be a solution looking for a problem. Thanks for the link to the review. I’m going to have to build a subfloor trapdoor system in the shop to store things. Think of it, it would be like live wells on a boat. Under this door we have the Leigh FMT…and here, Superjaws. Now, just move your feet so I can lift this trapdoor and…”Mot Jr., get out from under Daddy’s tablesaw!”

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 05-22-2007 03:57 AM

Quote PanamaJack: ”Can the Super Jaw be used to Spread? Like sometimes needed on a cabinet to straighten or square up?”

I checked with my friend. The answer is no, it does not spread. The sliding section does mount in reverse, but this is to extend the reach of the jaws.

Quote mot: ”I’m going to have to build a subfloor trapdoor system in the shop to store things.”

Was that meant to read ..to hide things (from your wife), rather than store things? LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#6 posted 05-22-2007 04:49 AM

It looks like a modern version of a shaving horse, Don. Same principle, except you are allowed to sit on the shaving horse while applying foot pressure.

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#7 posted 05-22-2007 02:56 PM

Thanks Don,
It looks pretty handy, another tool to put on my ”want it” list.
I’ve been going Ossie lately. First a Triton wall storage rack, & then a Triton router.
You’ve been a strong influence on some of my purchases lately. ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 05-22-2007 03:31 PM

Thanks for checking Don. Think I need at least ONE of these.. Lets see, our anniversary is coming up, Christmas…...(LOL).

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#9 posted 05-22-2007 09:08 PM

Ooooh a Triton wall storage rack. I’m going to have to check that out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 04:19 PM

I was considering purchasing one of these and using it as a base for a portable workbench – one that you could use on the back porch when the weather is good. I was thinking about building a small top with bench dogs and adjustable tail stop. It wouldn’t be very big, perhaps 16” wide and 30” long.

Any thoughts?

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 12:51 AM

Seems like a bit of over-kill to me. I’m not sure what is gained by using the Jaws as base for the workbench. Are you thinking of them in the place of legs to the bench?

One further caution. Since writing this post a few years back, Triton has sold out to GMC (Global Machine Company) which subsequently went bankrupt. I’ve lost track of what has transpired since.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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