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I had every pair of Saw Horses you could think of. Enough to fill a barn at a race track. After building a new knock down cutting table for my Brand New Track saw,I decided to look for another set of saw Horses or make a set. I ended up with a pair of Dewalt 725 work stands. About 80.00 a piece. It sounds like a lot of money.But with all of the crap out there these are well worth it. Very well built, Portable, Sturdy and at 15# each not that heavy.
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWX725...TF8&qid=1386199543&sr=8-3&keywords=dewalt+725
 

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Problem with them things is capacity. I bent a leg on my old one with just me standing on one end with my saw on it. The plastic metal/fatmax horses hold 3x the weight these dewalt stands do. I normally load my horses up with sheets on top and lumber underneath. I have had close to their limits on them too.
 

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$80 apiece is too steep for someone like me who has employees and owns about a dozen horses at any one time. We get the Ebco's for about $10 apiece several times a year at Menards. I view saw horses as consumables. Average life span is about a year I bet. Using them on rough terrain will put a hurtin on just about any brand.
 

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asevereid said:
I'd like to get a set of these, the sawhorse brackets that were on the tv show "Dragon's Den".
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/3d-multihorse-brackets/856328
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Not9wr4Hmg">YouTube Link</a>
So $280 for a pair of horses plus material cost? They better be made right here in the US or Canada for that kind of cost and they better do more than they did on the show too.

I'm curious to the load capacity as they don't look very strong either.
 

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A buddy of mine uses a pair of these vika quick benches . Can hold a lot of weight as horses and makes a good work station. Those dewalts seem like a good idea. You could use the brackets and make a nice portable bench.
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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...
 

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Re: 3d multihorse. I have 4 sets, original orange ones & black one's once sold by Black & Decker. cost about $25 set then . I use them all the time. cross brace legs over 6 feet, use good quality 2 x 4 , Fir if available. I try and buy them at garage sales or auction sales if they come up.
 

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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/Workforc...g-Steel-Sawhorse-SH106/202528731#.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...ding-Sawhorse-SH38A-16/100003259#.Up_sGMRDu8A
 

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Problem with them things is capacity. I bent a leg on my old one with just me standing on one end with my saw on it. The plastic metal/fatmax horses hold 3x the weight these dewalt stands do. I normally load my horses up with sheets on top and lumber underneath. I have had close to their limits on them too.
It says they are Rated at 1000# a piece. But I guess that is in ideal conditions. I trust them more than anything that I built and can carry.
 

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You guys who are saying you like this kind are freaking insane. It seemed like I used to cut myself on them every time I folded or unfolded or tried to carry them anywhere. They're flimsy tin deathtraps.
You either bought the cheaper knockoffs, or you are accident prone. I have used at least a hundred of those over the last 20 years and I don't recall ever getting nicked. When used on flat surfaces, they are incredibly stable.
 

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Does anyone remember these. Black + Decker They are quite old. Best folding Horses I had.Now I don't know what kind of weight they will hold.But never had a problem.
 

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Great White Saw Horses will be the last saw horses you purchase and will withstand the most abusive work sites.

Not sure if the manufacture is still producing runs of them, it's not their primary business.
 
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