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All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: 3d
Date: February 05, 2013 12:18PM
I need a pair of folding sawhorses for light use in the garage and inside the house once in a while. Handyman stuff around the house. Maybe lift up the lawnmower to change the oil. Stuff like that.

Are all sawhorses pretty much the same for light use? Rubber feet would be nice for when i use them in the house. Any recommendations Stanley? Crawford Storehouse?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2013 12:19PM by 3d.
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: February 05, 2013 12:32PM
[www.grainger.com]

They're not all created equal, but I find there's not much difference in the $20-30 price range, so I went with the $20 ones from harbor freight.




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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 05, 2013 12:36PM
3d,

Grainger tends to be expensive for things and you need to have a commercial/business account to purchase from them. OR, at least the retail locations. You'll do better price-wise elsewhere.

Robert
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: msglee
Date: February 05, 2013 12:36PM
[www.harborfreight.com]
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 05, 2013 01:02PM
Lifting up a lawnmower ? Folding sawhorses... uhm....

I've found that this sort of thing ROCKS for such use. I also keep a pair of plastic 'sawhorses' for when I need a sawhorse. But I hardly ever use them.

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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: February 05, 2013 01:14PM
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Robert M
3d,

Grainger tends to be expensive for things and you need to have a commercial/business account to purchase from them. OR, at least the retail locations. You'll do better price-wise elsewhere.

Robert

I just posted that link to show they're not all created equal.




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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 05, 2013 01:35PM
Mavic,

I understand. Still, many people don't realize that Grainger doesn't sell to the general public. It isn't common knowledge, which is the reason behind my post.

Robert
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: davester
Date: February 05, 2013 02:19PM
For once I agree with cbelt3. The B&D Workmate's are incredibly useful. There is a newer competitor out to the workmate though, the jawhorse:

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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: MikeF
Date: February 05, 2013 03:10PM
Yeah, you can use the Grainger one when you really want to saw a horse...
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: February 05, 2013 03:14PM
Just be careful folding up the metal ones. I got my finger in the hinge part. I didn't even know I could scream that loud.

I have some cheap metal Stanley ones. The covers on the feet are slip on plastic. They fell off a couple of times until I put a self-tapping screw throught the plastic into the metal leg.

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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 05, 2013 03:35PM
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Robert M
Mavic,

I understand. Still, many people don't realize that Grainger doesn't sell to the general public. It isn't common knowledge, which is the reason behind my post.

Robert

Actually, the one in South Seattle does. They ring it up as a cash sale and charge you the printed catalog price.
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 05, 2013 03:35PM
Another vote for the Workmate.
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: 3d
Date: February 05, 2013 03:38PM
EXCELLENT thoughts and comments. Thanks!

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For once I agree with cbelt3. The B&D Workmate's are incredibly useful.

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The Workmates look great as well,, but I'm thinking the Workmates are more in addition to some nice solid quality sawhorses. Rather than in place of sawhorses (?).
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: billb
Date: February 05, 2013 03:58PM
I have a workmate and not terribly impressed.

I've made my own that are sturdier. They don't fold up and store in as small a space, but you can also cut them by mistake with little damage . They wear a patina of spilled and splattered paint well too. :-)



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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 05, 2013 06:21PM
I have a pair of these. Inexpensive and easy to store. Strewed a 2x4 on the top to prevent cutting the metal top. $18 each at local HD or lowes.
Word of warning. Do not get the all plastic ones, no matter what it says about weight or sturdyness, they suckage.
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: iaJim
Date: February 05, 2013 06:56PM
These are the best!
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Re: All folding sawhorses created equal? (for light use)
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 06, 2013 12:06AM
I have the Workforce brand from HomeDepot, Just found it.
Here you go.


It is very sturdy and easy to use and setup. Went through a plastic set from sears. Like I said earlier. Screwing a 2x4 onto the top saved the metal. NO RUBBER feet though.

You can try the Husky X-Horse from HD. $37 - 40 it has rubber/plastic feet. It folds flat and a friend of mine loves his.


J. Carm



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