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Old 04-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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I was going to buy simple sawhorse brackets and make my own out of scrap 2x4 but saw these and liked how lightweight they were. Would they be reliable since they're made of plastic? It appeals to me that I can hang them up out of the way nice and neatly...
http://www.lowes.com/pd_352922-47120...7C1&facetInfo=

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Just look at the reviews. I never liked that style personally. I use these: http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

Add a couple screws to the top board and the bracket and they will last. They also fold usually but I just stack them on top of each other.

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Build your own from scratch. Here's one:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...orking/4248458
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Just look at the reviews. I never liked that style personally. I use these: http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

Add a couple screws to the top board and the bracket and they will last. They also fold usually but I just stack them on top of each other.
I didn't even think about looking at those reviews. Thanks
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Build your own from scratch. Here's one:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...orking/4248458
Those are nice. I might try that.
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I've been using This Style for years. Screw a 2x4 to the top and you're good to go.

Those plastic ones you linked are junk.
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I've been using This Style for years. Screw a 2x4 to the top and you're good to go.

Those plastic ones you linked are junk.
Very nice! I didn't see those. The reviews all seemed to mention the sharp edges. Couldn't those be smoothed out with a file or Dremel?
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I have a pair of them....had them for about 10 years....they are pretty much done now...as soon as I'm done with my 2-story addition they will get tossed out....

But it should be noted that I have used the dog crap out of them....left them outside in direct sunlight for months at a time....

They don't rust...they don't rot....about the only real issue I have is that because they are so lite...they get knocked over easy....
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I have a pair of them....had them for about 10 years....they are pretty much done now...as soon as I'm done with my 2-story addition they will get tossed out....

But it should be noted that I have used the dog crap out of them....left them outside in direct sunlight for months at a time....

They don't rust...they don't rot....about the only real issue I have is that because they are so lite...they get knocked over easy....
I read your garage rebuild ... that's mighty impressive
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I use these
http://www.lowes.com/pd_127079-32895...orse&facetInfo=

As the reviews say the brackets will break if you assemble things like a gorilla. Take it slow and easy. If the 2 x 4 is a little big, just sand the wood a little.

I choose these because I needed to set up on a driveway with a little slope (4" over 8'), so I cut the legs to length. I also put a third leg in the middle of each span. 3 sets for 2 saw horses.
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Looks like those sawhorses are dressed for a little S&M action.
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I have a pair of the yellow steel folding saw horses they sell for $17.00. They work well for me. I have a plywood sheet that I lay on top and secure in place with four 16 penny nails. That makes a nice portable work table that I can take down and store afterwords. The steel ones fold up for storage, have adjustable height legs and are very durable.

You can't beat the simplicity and affordability of those plain old tried and true folding brackets though.
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I'll second the EBCO ones....


Have years of use out of mine. And it hasn't been light use either....
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I was going to buy simple sawhorse brackets and make my own out of scrap 2x4 but saw these and liked how lightweight they were. Would they be reliable since they're made of plastic? It appeals to me that I can hang them up out of the way nice and neatly...
http://www.lowes.com/pd_352922-47120-SGY-WS2_4294857656__?productId=3349278&Ns=p_product_pr d_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1 &currentURL=%2Fpl__4294857656__%3FNs%3Dp_product_p rd_lis_ord_nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_product_qty_sales_dollar %7C1&facetInfo=
I've got a couple pair of sawhorses like those. They're cheap crap, but were on sale for something like $9.99 per pair. For some light-duty stuff, they're really handy. Also, they fold up and basically store flat.

As with a lot of stuff, it depends on what you need them for.
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+ 3 on the EBCO's, got them for home 12 years ago and used them on 3 big home renovations. Had them at work for 11years now and still beat the heck out of them. Just change the top 2x4 every now and then.

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