Olympic Lock-Jaw Barbell Collar
Olympic Lock-Jaw Barbell Collar
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NEW! Fully captured pressure pads and quick-action cams guarantee these collars won’t damage plates or bars yet ensure they’ll stay firmly in place. Solid frame construction for superior durability. Fits any Olympic-style bar.
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|Product Length:||9.06 inches|
|Product Width:||4.33 inches|
|Product Height:||2.36 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.84 pounds|
|Package Length:||7.5 inches|
|Package Width:||4.0 inches|
|Package Height:||1.9 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.85 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 83 reviews|
Lockjaw Olympic Barbell Collar
|Average Customer Review: ( 83 customer reviews )
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48 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Made to fit 50mm collars May 18, 2011
Some reviews state that these fit too tight on their collars. This is because these clamps are intended to fit 50mm (or 1.969") collars. Your run of the mill department store bars will have 2" collars. High quality Olympic bars from York, Rogue, Pendlay, Eleiko will have true 50mm collars. This product will work on 2" collars, but they will be so snug that it negates their intended convenience.
If you have a true 50mm bar, these are fantastic. Expensive, yes, but you won't find an equivalent product cheaper elsewhere.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Excellent price for an awesome collar! Dec 10, 2010
By Michael Blair
I bought these several months ago and I couldnt be happier. They hold the bar tight, do not allow the plates to slip, and are super fast to put on and take off. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good olympic bar collar!
13 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Wonderfull Jun 04, 2011
I've owned a set of these for many years. I took them to the gym when I went and now that I have a nice ($12,000)gym in my basement I continue to use them. I workout fairly heavy with a texas power bar(400+ on the bar isn't uncommon). The collars fit great and keep the weight secure. I've drop 500 os so after a deadlift and the collars do move but they've never slid while weight was in my hands or on my back! During multiple deadlifts with 400+ on the bar the collars loosen slightly but not enough that I break out the metal collars I have that dig into my bar and gouge it (when metal collars let go they let go all at once and without warning, these collars slide slowly). These collars are so easy to use that my 2 year old fastens them for me!
As a side note people need to be aware that all olympic bars are NOT the same thickness, they vary. If you've ever been to a gym where the plates are very loose on the bar and slide around you know what I mean. Higher quality plates fit the bar tighter and so the collar doesn't have to work as hard to keep the plates secure. It may seem stupid to spend a lot on weights, after all it's just weight, but good MACHINED plates are a must for your safety; add a quality bar and you're ready to go.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
DURABILITY???? Oct 10, 2011
The pressure on the lock jaws are pretty intense and make it so the weight does not shift at all. It does that job well as long as it still works. Two people were lucky to have theirs still work after a few months. Mine broke a month after I got it from roughly 14-16 normal workouts. I have my own gym in my garage and I take good care of my items. Example of not throwing the weights and bars around. Mine BROKE IN HALF along the collar and it wont hold in place at all. I haven't got a hold of the manufacturer about it. It is not worth my time as I don't feel like waiting weeks to find out a result and get another in the mail. GET ANYTHING ELSE! Keep the silver spring clamps that come with the Olympic weight set and save your money folks! It actually looks like it was cracked before and it was super glued together. Another customer had the same experience except his broke on the 1st time he used it. DANG! I will upload a picture very soon for you all to see.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
First World Problem Solved Apr 18, 2012
By J. Barone
I have some spring clip style barbell collars that are a pain to use, so much so that I know I workout less simply because of how hard it is to change the weights on my Olympic bar. So, when I saw this lockjaw product I was excited but a little hesitant due to the price (approx. $37 at the time of this writing). I was also hesitant because of a comment from another reviewer that said these would not easily fit a 2" collar, despite the product info saying it would, but I decided to make the purchase anyways. I'm glad I did.
I got them in a small box the day after ordering and selecting Standard Shipping, so I'm very pleased with that. They're heavy for their size and appear well made. When I initially tried to fit them over my 2" bar (I guess some nicer bars are 50mm vs. my sports authority 2" bar) it barely fit, and I had a really hard time clamping it down. Upon unclamping and removing the lockjaw collar and putting it back on, it fit easily and with no resistance. I think the first time you fit the collar on the bar it adjusts the nylon/rubber clamping plates of the lockjaw out a little to provide more clearance. I had the same experience with the second lockjaw in the package---tight fit the first time, hard to clamp, then I removed it, put it back on and now it works exactly like its supposed to. Snug, secure fit when clamped, otherwise it moves over the bar with no friction or problems.
There isn't much else I can say about this product other than I feel its slightly overpriced for what it is, but I'd still happily pay it for the convenience it offers. I can change my weights out in a few seconds now versus the three or four minutes it took before with my old style collars.
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