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Old 04-21-2012, 11:42 AM   #16
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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.
Yup, those work very well and are easily portable...

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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....
another thing with this type is that the feet will fold inward some as heavy materials are placed on them and while closing them up they will also cut your fingers badly if not handled properly, gloves are recommended while closing or opening these horses...

when being placed and readied for use I will poke/press the feet down into the earth if setting up in dirt and this will keep them from toppling easily

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Old 04-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
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As far as "plastic" sawhorses go, I have two sets of them. They are different styles by two different manufacturers. Both have a sort of "tray" that folds out to hold them up instead of a brace on each side. This makes a nice place to put my saw after making a cut or cuts. One pair has notches built into the top for putting a 2x4 on edge so that the both of them become a longer support. Being as all the tools I have must fit into a box type trailer, these folding sawhorses are what I need.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #18
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I have both the plastic and the steel ones. I much prefer the plastic. They get a lot of use around house.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #19
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I have a pair of these as well

http://www.lowes.com/pd_162111-31596...rse&facetInfo=

The steel folding ones. I like them ok. They fold up into a fairly small, portable size although they are pretty heavy.

The only problem I have is the legs don't seem to want to stay spread out. If they get bumped around at all the legs start to fold in. Anyone have any solutions to this?
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I have a set of the plastic ones. Like Dawg said, you can beat the heck out of them, leave them in the rain or snow for a month, and they keep going.
I like how light they are, usually my hands are already full with other tools and materials, and I can just lean over and pick up the sawhorses as well, since they are so light.
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Finally sprung for a pair of these http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051 They work great and are adjustable in height. Very sturdy. I did learn not to try to stand on the lower braces. For some reason Home Depot sells these at a much lower price than Amazon.
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Finally sprung for a pair of these http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051 They work great and are adjustable in height. Very sturdy. I did learn not to try to stand on the lower braces. For some reason Home Depot sells these at a much lower price than Amazon.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 AM   #23
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I finally went the cheap route and got two pair of the brackets. Mainly because it was something super easy to make with my son. He had a blast using the saw and hammer

I will probably end up getting another set and the ones everyone listed here make a good pick list

Thanks again everyone!
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Just remember two words about saw horses. Load Rating. Any set of horses that are overloaded can be dangerous to you and those in the area like your family and their friends. For my own use, I use a pair that are rated for 500 lbs. apiece. They will hold up under a good stack of wood. The plastic ones are best kept to a sheet or two at a time,
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I have several of those cheap ones. I finally went for 2-3 of these. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202021304/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=saw+horses&storeId=10051
They're great too. You don't need to have a seperate bench with these. I will set one behind me for tools, layouts, etc.

Expensive, but if all my work was rough framing, I'd be using the Smart Holder for all lumber cuts. http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.asp?item=15730 It works well with 1x and 2x stock and can hold pieces down to 10" long.
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Looks like those sawhorses are dressed for a little S&M action.
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I haven't tried them yet but I suggest you check out the reviews
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I have a set of those. Mine came from Harbor Freight, but look identical, down to the little yellow clips on the top. In a word, they stink. Handy sometimes, but they are so light that if you drag anything on top, they fall over. They will pinch you setting up or folding them. Light and easy to store. But I always grab my home-made ones first. I built them 20 years ago, with 1x6 legs and 2x6 tops. They stack, and still work great and make me happy every time I use them.

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