I've been in and around shops since I was about six - right at 50 years! - and one of the first t...
October 30, 2018
I've been in and around shops since I was about six - right at 50 years! - and one of the first things my grandfather taught me was how to build a sawhorse. His method was all 2x4 construction. Later, my Dad taught me the better design that adds a bit of plywood - and I used those forever. When career ate my time, and two moves took my shop away, I went to a couple different brands of those plastic folding sawhorses. The bend unpredictably, and they get considerably weaker over time as the plastic ages. So I've been looking. These are skookum! So self contained they don't even sell with a box, but indeed have a hidden carrying handle they are very solid quality steel and well designed. While not as light as plastic, they weigh less than the 2x4 versions and are so much more sturdy. I especially like the rough traction areas on the top to hold a worktop, plywood, or any material from sliding. And with the end-slots for timber, if you worked with pipes or conduit for example and didn't have a tabletop, you could put a 2x6 on each side and your material would never fall off. Best design I've ever seen.
This is one product you can buy without hesitation. And yes, buy at least a pair (they come as one).