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Old 12-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #21
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I have the best set of saw horse you ever see, I have to get a picture of them, a guy PA makes them, not sure if he has a website, but he has a welding shop, they are just legs and clamp them on any 2 x 6 or 2x4, I have even put a 16' 2x8 on to cut rafters, I'll get apicture!!
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #22
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Aside from the ones we make for ourselves, as far as store-bought goes, these are some of the strongest, economical, lightweight, stable, easy up and down, small-footprint and versatile horses around...

Bought ours for $27/each 6-8 years ago... now they go for $37/each... they da' bomb...
I use these daily. The biggest problem is they went from AL legs to plastic a while ago, the plastic ones are MUCH LESSSTABLE. It is sad when they have a product that is awesome and in an effort to save $3-4 a unit they make it 1/2 what it used to be.
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I use these daily. The biggest problem is they went from AL legs to plastic a while ago, the plastic ones are MUCH LESSSTABLE. It is sad when they have a product that is awesome and in an effort to save $3-4 a unit they make it 1/2 what it used to be.
Still have the ones we bought years ago... no need to get a newer one, these will last forever, but sad to hear about the downgrade... they are awesome though...
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Here is a few pictures of my saw horse, prob 5 or 6 years old and just like new, maybe a few more coats of paint from spray painting trim, my last color was white as you see, new they are a gray color
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Anyone else use stablemate horses? We love em
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Here is a few pictures of my saw horse, prob 5 or 6 years old and just like new, maybe a few more coats of paint from spray painting trim, my last color was white as you see, new they are a gray color
Conceptually looks like the Trojan's.
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Here is what I am after. A set of saw horses that has the following.

Light Weight
Portable
Foldable
Sturdy
Compartment to hold a saw, like between the legs at the end of the horse, so you don't have to bend over and set your saw on the ground or hang it off a nail, where it gets bumped and crashes to the floor ****ing up the table.

I am thinking about just building a set out of wood, though the folding and light weight issues are the biggest challenge.
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Anyone else use stablemate horses? We love em
Yep! Have two sets. They are nice.
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Here is what I am after. A set of saw horses that has the following.

Light Weight
Portable
Foldable
Sturdy
Compartment to hold a saw, like between the legs at the end of the horse, so you don't have to bend over and set your saw on the ground or hang it off a nail, where it gets bumped and crashes to the floor ****ing up the table.

I am thinking about just building a set out of wood, though the folding and light weight issues are the biggest challenge.
Check out Basswood's tri horse design.
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Trojans

http://www.amazon.com/Trojan-TS-35-T.../dp/B0000224RO
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The best ones i have and are super light weight and easiest to fold up are the metal ones from depot.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Workforce...1#.Up_rQcRDu8A

I do like these the best for height adjustment but there a pain in the azz if you don't use a bolt and a wing nut to keep the adjustable legs from falling off.I really like that you can adjust the height when my back hurts and need my work area higher.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crawford-...9#.Up_sGMRDu8A
I had a pair of those collapse on me once destroying a really expensive cabinet. I won't buy them again.
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I had a pair of those collapse on me once destroying a really expensive cabinet. I won't buy them again.
why were you under them?
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These might fit the bill.

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Those look nice.

I assume your just using door hinges on those?

Do they seem fairly sturdy, do they fold in on themselves when you don't want them to?

Thanks.
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I am glad you showed those folding horses.

we use some that are very similar- I think I stole the design that I saw years ago in a Fine Homebuilding issue. Our design has the legs splaying in 2 different directions though.

I made the first pair out of some scrap redwood5/4's that I had. Eventually we liked them so much we built 3-4 more pairs out of poplar.

they are very strong and very stable-we use them as low level staging often.

occasiuonally we will screw a scrap piece of wood across to lock them open-but those cases are few and far between.

then are VERY strong-we stack slate on them every day, use them as saw tables in conjunction with a home made miter saw extension we have, we use them as sheet metal brake stands etc. Ours are tall enough that I can fit a trash can under them and set 2 planks spaced on top and cut slate right there letting the debris fall directly into the trash can. they are durable-we have been using the same4-5 pairs for YEARS-and they take up little room on the truck. Every truck has 1-2 pairs at all times so every job will have 2-3 pairs of these set up and working.
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Those look nice.

I assume your just using door hinges on those?

Do they seem fairly sturdy, do they fold in on themselves when you don't want them to?

Thanks.
Thanks. Yup, just crappy brass door hinges.
They can want to fold in on you but I find the plastic folding ones tip over in the same situations.
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I have used the Trojans and they are sturdy and compact, but those DeWalt horses look awesome.
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Check out Basswood's tri horse design.
Thanks for the mention. I'll post a few photos here of my design and a link to the LJ thread on them. I'll be happy to answer any questions.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96307
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We uses these for everything.

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Really stable and lightweight.
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I make my own out of 5/4x4 and 2x6....

2' long legs, 2x6 top 3' long, edges ripped at 5* with spreaders 1' off the ground. PL and screw it together.

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