Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 74
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Perfect for my needs
I went through and read all of these reviews before purchasing and was almost convinced that I should buy something else. I decided to go to my local store to check them out before opting for the more expensive choices. Due to the fact that I live in an apartment, I didn't want to buy anything too bulky, but needed something that was going to last. Many of the reviews on here that are negative are cases where this product just didn't make sense.
I read many of the reviews stating that these things are ready to collapse due to not being able to pin open the legs. Here's your fix - Walk over to the hardware aisle and buy 8 1/4x3/4 hex bolts. It costs $0.88, and solves the problem. After you open the legs there is a gap at the top of the sawhorse on each leg. Just jam a bolt in on each leg (I bought two sawhorses = 8 legs) and these things are solid, and it only takes a second to put them in. If that is too much work for you to make these things stable, enjoy having a tough life
I've attached some photos of the bolts I used to pin the legs, and also of 2 of the sawhorses in action. The desk that is setting on horses is one half of a very large L-shaped desk. The total weight on the horses is about 200 lbs in the picture, and I put all of that up there myself by putting one side on the right horse, and then lifting the left side up and sliding the other horse underneath. Without the legs pinned, these guys would have collapsed immediately.
May 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DBCOOPER This product does the job Great !
Just got these after reading the reviews and looking at other brands. Put a 2x6 on top and got the 1/4" bolts with wing nuts to keep the legs open and was good to go ! I might drill a 3/4" hole in the ends to put a dowel rod in so I can have a place to hang the saw on. Best saw horses around !
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shauste Sturdy; Folds away to almost nothing
A salesman at my local Home Depot recommended these sawhorses. He also suggested I add a 2x4 to the top to keep from cutting into the sawhorse top. I've read a few complaints about stability but I've had no issue thus far. When compared to plastic, space hogging designs or rigid non-folding designs, this product beats the competition hands down. I've tried the plastic ones, the put together ones, and the ones with the brackets where you add your own legs out of 2x4...nothing as good as these. If you must have rigid stability, these are not for you. If you care more about portability and ease of storage...make the purchase.
November 7, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PABlanche Some point to make it better
I have 4 of them. This is a good product, but some modifications can make it excellent.
- Only three position for the legs is not enough. Continuous incrementation would be much better
- Total height 34", this spells 2" too short in my book. 36" will make it much better and compatible with table saw height for outfeed.
- Paint stains wood. I use these sawhorses to handle large sheets of plywood and the yellow paint stains them.
But these are minor complains compare to how useful and sturdy they are. They will last a lifetime and can support the worst abuse.
December 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYJoshua Heavy Duty
I purchased these Saw horses as a spare/back up pair to my first set (too many projects for one set). They are very heavy duty and I know I will get years of service from them.
The good: The adjustable leg height is very time consuming, but very strong the way it is designed.
Once folded, the horse has a carrying handle that makes transporting them very easy.
The Bad: I do not like the fact that you cannot lock the legs open. This can lead to problems when moving projects around on top of these horses which could cause the legs could collapse.
Overall: Heavy steel construction, and very compact when collapsed for storage. Great for those who lack storage space when these are not in use.
December 29, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maximus Good, strong sawhorses
I'm a new homeowner and I've got some projects planned for this summer, so I thought I'd pick up a pair of sawhorses. I know you can build your own fairly easily but I wanted some that I could fold up to take up less space. I couldn't bring myself to by some of the cheap looking plastic ones that look they they'll buckle under their own weight. These babies are steel and they're really sturdy. They are heavy, but again, they're made of steel so they're not gonna be light. I screwed some 2x4's onto the tops to protect my saw blade. I like that these are adjustable. The pair will support 1000 lbs which is more than enough for me. You can buy sawhorses that will support 2400 lbs or more, but I don't intend to park a car on them so these will do fine. There are only a few drawbacks to these - there is a springloaded lever you push to release the adjustable legs which is cool, but if you're packing it up and you've shorted the legs, when you fold them together the levers on the opposing legs push into each other and will sometimes cause the legs to extend out unintentionally, which can be a little frustrating. Another thing is that it would be cool if there was something that locked the legs into place when they are opened up. There is a little metal bar keeping the legs from folding inward lengthwise, but there is nothing keeping the legs from folding in the other way. The last thing I can't really hold against them because it kinda goes with the territory, but these things are finger smashers. There are 101 ways to inflict pain on your digits when extending the legs, folding them, unfolding them, etc. I'd recommend wearing steel tipped gloves if such a thing existed (does it?).
July 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3penny Good potential - needs a minor modification
I bought a set of these based on a recommendation from my dad.
They are heavy duty and designed to take a beating.
The legs are adjustable and are designed to collapse for easy storage. Pre-drilled holes across the top allow for easy attachment of a 2”x6” board as a buffer when saw cutting.
The mechanism for changing the height of the legs is not designed well. The wing-nut resides in cramped quarters, making it somewhat cumbersome to tighten it after adjusting the height of the legs (all 8 of them).
There is no real strength/rigidity from side-to-side. Not that you should expect a significant portion of the load to come from the side, but if not careful when moving something on the sawhorse, it is possible to make the legs collapse. The only thing preventing this is a tab of steel riveted to the side of the legs. The legs open up easily, but they close just as easily. There is no mechanism to 'lock out' the legs once they are in place. Again, if you apply a force strong enough when repositioning something on the sawhorse, it is possible that a leg could close...and your first warning that this has happened would be when the entire load drops.
I've made some customizations to the legs in order to add more stability to the lateral (side-to-side) movement resistance. I’ve also made a minor customization to the legs, enabling me to ‘lock out’ the legs once they are in place. This modification works no matter how you have adjusted the height of the legs. If you are interested, let me know.
All in all, I am very happy with the product. For the price, they are outstanding. The modifications I made were easy to do and well worth the effort. The modifications are not a requirement, just my opinion on how to maximize the usefulness of the product. I’d recommend them to anyone.
March 28, 2007
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rstanley Unstable
I have not loved these sawhorses, which I originally bought because they were inexpensive. The basic problem is that they are unstable. There is no way to lock the legs in the 'open' position, and if you're not careful moving your load around on top, the legs will creep in toward each other and next thing you know, your horse is falling over. Really, adding a 'lock open' mechanism wouldn't be hard.
Even when not actually collapsing, they are quite wobbly, basically a function of the tall spindly legs.
Also, adjusting the height is an awkward and time-consuming process.
They do fold up and out of the way quite nicely. And if you're not asking too much of them in the way of stability, they are certainly plenty strong to support your load.
November 16, 2007