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Old 08-19-2018, 02:01 AM  
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Foldable Sawhorses


Any good ones? I like to put a 2x on top of them.

I'm looking for lightweight as well.

I have my eye on these from Kreg.

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Old 08-19-2018, 03:40 AM  
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Damn those look sweet. I'm gonna get myself a pair... Be sure not to put this in TBA or they'll run out of stock

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while i admit those kreg horses look very nice i doubt they would hold up being used by a crew.

i've been using the trojan horses for many years. couple of pieces of 2x lumber and you can create many size horses.

while not very fancy they are also incredibly strong and durable.

i have had several sets where i cut the legs and added some angle iron to make them adjustable for uneven ground.

for the right guy the kregs are pretty cool, but i'll stick to the trojans.

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Those Kregs look cool, but a bit much for a simple sawhorse.

I have MFT tables if we need to get all clampy an such.

I love the Stanley FatMax folders.

I have like 8 sets of them.
Simple.
Lightweight.
Adjustable feet for uneven surfaces.
2,500lb capacity.
Slots for 2x's.
(and you can just cut through the plastic if you are a real savage.)
Haven't burned through a pair yet.
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I use the foldable Ebco ones. Add the 2x4, and super light weight. $10 each when they are on sale at Menards. I toss them when they get worn out.
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I use the foldable Ebco ones. Add the 2x4, and super light weight. $10 each when they are on sale at Menards. I toss them when they get worn out.
I've got half dozen pair of them. They don't like being overloaded though. I've got a few sets that need to be discarded & replaced because of splayed legs.
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I've always used the Trojans myself as Iv'e had a set from when I started in framing some 16 years ago. They're awesome saw horses no doubt, but have been looking for something else and those Kregs seem pretty sweet. Very utilitarian and great for doing more of the finish type work I do mostly these days. Think I'll check em out.

Great, another tool I didn't know I wanted or needed till I saw it!
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Just looked em up real quick on the Kreg site. $120/ea.! Who uses just one saw horse? May have to keep an eye for them on sale at some point.
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I use the foldable Ebco ones. Add the 2x4, and super light weight. $10 each when they are on sale at Menards. I toss them when they get worn out.

Those are what I use too.
Cheap , light, fast set up, throw away with no guilt when they wear out.
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Although I like the Trojan's for their simplicity, and the fact you can just use scrap lumber, their biggest downfall is the non adjustability. Someday I might build a pair that are adjustable as Griz suggests doing. Always seems like the ground is uneven to me??

I snagged a couple of these from HD for half price and although they are not perfect, they are the best I can find for "me" on the market today. There are holes on the top to screw 2x4's onto. Fully adjustable, and with rubber feet they won't damage a nice deck...like my own redwood deck! When breaking down sheet good I use them for a cutting table.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/TOUGHBUI...C700/205870356



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the heavy yellow metal fold up ones ( " frontier " brand i believe) are the worst!!
sturdy as hell
i had them for a few years on both trucks
gotten many a black finger nail from getting them pinch in them while folding them up!!
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I've got a set of the Trojans, a worn out set of Dewalts, and a fairly new set of kobalt from Lowe's.

For heavy duty durability you can't beat the Trojans.

I really wanted to like the Dewalts for their compactness and portability, but they don't have a wide enough stance, and are constantly tipping over on uneven terrain. If space is a concern they are great though.

So far the kobalt horses seem pretty good, not that heavy duty, but have a good stance, adjustable legs, and have 2x4 slots to make a table if need be.
Time will tell as far as durability.

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I made a set of jackas$$ sawhorses this winter. Saw them on instagram. A couple pieces of plywood cut out and put together with hinges. Crazy strong and fold flat. They take up a bit of space but I canít stand when a sawhorse is shaky and have a habit of overloading them.


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[QUOTE=Peter_C;7311378]...I snagged a couple of these from HD for half price and although they are not perfect, they are the best I can find for "me" on the market today. There are holes on the top to screw 2x4's onto. Fully adjustable, and with rubber feet they won't damage a nice deck...like my own redwood deck! When breaking down sheet good I use them for a cutting table.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/TOUGHBUI...C700/205870356

I've got a set of those Toughbuilts for when I need to work on bigger beams. Nice to be able to drop a 6x10 on them and not worry that they'll fold like the plastic ones.
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I haven't had a pair yet that I didn't beat the living crap out of
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I haven't really invested much money on saw hoarses, actually i recently bought my second pair a few weeks ago.

I use these resin one called blue hawk or somehting similar to that. I got them at lowes, they have a slot on either end to put a 2x on the horzontal and then you can put a sheet of ply or whatever on top. Theyve been great to me for at least my use. The second set i got are husky brand 23 bucks i cant complain they are doing there job. The bluq hawk ones i have i believe are manufactured by stanley. Rona sells the idential set only with stanley brand on it.
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I have this pair from HD https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-3...1155/206463150 They fold up compact, and I made a base for my miter saw to use them end to end as a miter saw stand. I donít use a miter saw frequently enough to justify a dedicated stand.


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I switched over to the Dewalt sawhorses b/c of the convenience for carrying and setup each day. They do tip over easily when sliding them a little.

Use to have 3 sets of the Toughbuilt's but they weren't that tough. The leg systems always loosen up and then they wobble when setup. Didn't make an acceptable cut station for me.

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while i admit those kreg horses look very nice i doubt they would hold up being used by a crew.



i've been using the trojan horses for many years. couple of pieces of 2x lumber and you can create many size horses.



while not very fancy they are also incredibly strong and durable.



i have had several sets where i cut the legs and added some angle iron to make them adjustable for uneven ground.



for the right guy the kregs are pretty cool, but i'll stick to the trojans.



https://www.toolup.com/Trojan-TS35-Tall-Sawhorse


I was that close to pulling the trigger on these, but those metal feet are deal breakers for me. They would tear up a hot composite deck in no time. But they are exactly what I want. Maybe I could put wooden feet on them?


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the heavy yellow metal fold up ones ( " frontier " brand i believe) are the worst!!
sturdy as hell
i had them for a few years on both trucks
gotten many a black finger nail from getting them pinch in them while folding them up!!
I pinched ALL of my fingers unfolding a cheap set of folding sawhorses a few weeks ago. Have several black nails still. Crazy how many dangerous tools I use every day and that's what takes me down.

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