Olympic Lock-Jaw Barbell Collar
- Solid nylon injection molded frame and injection molded pads
- Single-action cam lock securely clamps the collar to the bar
- Manufactured in United States
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.
- Fits all Olympic barbell sleeves (2″)
- Fast locking and release action
- Solid nylon resin frame
- Superior durability
- LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
LOCK-JAW OLYMPIC LJC-OLY // 2″ / 50mm Olympic Barbell Collar USE : Powerlifting, workouts where bar is not dropped* The Lock-Jaw Olympic Barbell Collar features a solid nylon resin frame and injection molded pressure pads, making it nearly unbreakable. The single- action cam lock securely clamps the collar once positioned on the bar. The original Lock-Jaw is the hands-down favorite collar of coaches, universities, and commercial gyms around the world. Designed to withstand the toughest workout environments, Innovative design, superior durability, and exceptional performance make the Lock-Jaw collar an excellent choice for any Olympic style bar *For use with rubber bumper plates, Olympic lifting, or CrossFit, we recommend the Lock-Jaw Pro Barbell Collar for maximum performance. SPECIFICATIONS WEIGHT : 13.0 Ounces (0.80 lb. per set) DIMENSIONS : 3.0″ H x 3.5″ W x 2.0″ D MATERIAL : Proprietary Nylon Resin COLORS : Black, Red, Blue U.S. PATENT : #7,513,856 MFG WARRANTY : 1-Year MASTER CARTON : 50 Sets
Reviews of Olympic Lock-Jaw Barbell Collar
Review 1: Made to fit 50mm collars
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.
Review 2: First World Problem Solved
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.
Review 3: Simple but needed
Simple item but it really changes the way I work out. No longer do I need to fiddle with the metal clamps that never seem to slide on correctly. Instead, these slide right over the collar of the bar and clamp without a problem. If you are new to powerlifting or weightlifting, this is a simple purchase that will make you enjoy lifting just a little bit more.