Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 5 out of 5Â by woodman can use this almost anywhere
I heat my home with an outdoor wood furnace, and cut alot of wood. When I found this sawhorse and ordered it in Feb. the snow was still 3 ft deep, but I knew it would work for me when the time came to put it to use. I dought I will ever exceed its weight limit of 600+ lbs. I cut mostly oak, elm, maple, hickory, and some boxelder with real crooked branches..The saw horse works great for all.
The assembly instructions were alittle confusing at the beginning..found it easier to assembly from the end of instruction to beginning. The little black plactic end caps are not very usefull, they don't stay in place, lost one already. Over all very satified with capabilities.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LosRubios A "must have" if you cut your own firewood
This is one of those products where you find yourself asking "Why didn't I get one of these sooner?". A very simple design which is a very effective tool for holding tree branches and trunks for cutting into logs. It even makes one person operation a walk in the park.
Assembly is a little time consuming as the instructions are ambiguous and the diagrams showing each stage are a little on the small/feint side to be truly useful. The one tool that you will need to make sure you have is an 8mm allen wrench. I had all the other tools in my toolbox, but the standard allen wrench sets often don't go up to 8mm in size. In all honesty, I have bought $30 flatscreen mounts that come with their own allen wrench, so it would be good to see the manufacturer include 2-3 of the required allen wrenches in the assembly kit.
Once assembled it is easy to move to and from the jobsite. To give a sense of how simple this is to use, the attached video shows my wife chopping up a 6' long 4" tree trunk. All you do is lean the branch against the saw horse teeth, loop the chain over the end of the branch and into the chain collector and then lift up the longer end of the branch. The chain drops into the chain collector and then automatically locks in as the branch is lowered back down, holding the branch in place for sawing.
We chopped a whole pile of branches and trunks in about an hour with very little effort. Without the saw horse, I'd be trying to chop the logs in situ and end up with an aching back after about 20 mins from leaning over. With this saw horse there's no aching back as the logs are held at waist height making them comfortable to saw.
We sawed up various sizes of log, with the largest being a 5' long 10" diameter log and the longest being about 16' long which it handled effortlessly. It also makes it easy to 'limb' branches and handles odd shaped branches easily too.
Once finished, the saw horse simply folds into an easy to store format similar to how an ironing board folds up.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mixmox Very nice!
I am very happy with this product. It really makes cutting logs very easy.
Assembly: There was a tiny issue with the assembly - I think it was painted after drilling the holes and the thickness of the paint made it hard to get one of the bolts through. This was quickly remedied by inserting a suitably sized drill and removing the excess material. Assembly diagrams are rather small for those of us with older eyes.
You will need a selection of socket sizes and hex âAllen keyâ to assemble the product. Assembly is pretty easy and all the parts were present.
Operation: Lift the end of the log into its cradle, drape the chain over the log and insert the ends of the chain into the chain holders below. Raise the log to just more than horizontal and the chain ends slide further into their holders. Release the log and it settles back into position firmly held by the chain. Cut the log with your chainsaw!
Since you are now cutting logs up in the air, it is way less strain on the back but you do need to watch out for falling and rolling logs as they get cut off.
Tip: You may find it useful to paint the middle link in the chain a different color so that it is easy to drape the chain over the log evenly.
Storage: The sawhorse folds up and can easily be carried, even through the woods. There are two pins that hold the folding leg in place when in use.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by weld387 One man show
This is a great time and back saver. It's rated for way more then I will ever try to pick up and place onto it. Assembly was not too bad. Just be ready to use Allen heads, adjustable wrench, and some patience. The directions are almost useless. I mainly went by photos in them. It works great for cutting kindling wood. Or anything I can place in it. You MUST BE ON FLAT SURFACE to use it. (You need to be careful not to hit the supports or the holder with your chainsaw). The chain holds the wood well and in place while cutting. It also doubles as a way to lock the saw horse for storage. The only con I could see was the small bolts that hold the jagged metal brace the wood to be cut rest's on. I used blue loctite on them and will be watching them closely. This saw horse works GREAT for cutting my kindling wood. Or any odd branches that are a bare to cut up.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by goodreason The Srong, Sturdy, Ultimate Sawhorse
The Ultimate Sawhorse is just that, well constructed, sturdy, folds nicely for easy carrying and storage. The red paint is baked on to prevent rusting. Nice height when the log is in place which minimizes stooping and prevents the chainsaw from hitting the ground.
The assembly instructions must have originally been written in ancient Greek and translated into English and Spanish. In reading and following the instructions and diagrams I ended up redoing 75% of the steps in trying to assemble the product. Whatever you do, don't tighten the nuts because it will render the nylon nuts useless. Some of the bolts are short, so as the product gets used pay close attention to that. There are no tools included, sizing is metric. Again, instructions said that one particular size would fit a unique bolt, not so. It was missing a nut and bolt and utilized a grade 1 nut and bolt for the replacement. In step 1A, I substituted the (2) M6 bolts with (2) 1/4âx 3/4â bolts with wing nuts for quicker assemble and disassemble.
Once assembled put the log in the cradle, run the chain around the log and thru the unique locking device and cut away. There are some safety precautions that should be taken before cutting. The sawhorse should be positioned on a level piece of ground to prevent it from tipping over, tilt the end of the log down just below level so the chain can lock into the device which will reduce any slack. I also tried multiple branches in the cradle and for safety reasons wouldn't recommend more than two.
Looking beyond the instructions, the equipment will give the owner many years of service.
October 10, 2013