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Great Sawhorses for a Tall Guy
on November 4, 2006
Several years ago, I bought two of these sawhorses. I used them for a lot of things but mostly for supporting a door that I use as a portable worktable. They work great. I was so impressed that I bought two more a couple years ago. Recently, one of the original sawhorses collapsed while I had my thickness planer on it. I had not checked to insure the locking mechanism at the bottom of the sawhorse was engaged when I sat it up then later tripped over the leg of it as I walked by.
I put a fair amount of investigation into why the sawhorse had failed and dropped my thickness planer (while it was running). I discovered (1) the sawhorse was a very old model whose locking mechanism was poorly designed. There was no real `positive lock' when it is opened. (This has been fixed-read on.) (2) Because the sawhorse was not locked, it had twisted and pulled the track of the sawhorse away from the bottom shelf. (3) Of course tripping on the leg of the sawhorse with my toe as I walked by didn't help. <grin>
I looked at the second set I had purchased and they had made some incremental improvements regarding the design where the sawhorses locked together. I was glad that I had two of a newer design.
Because I love these sawhorses, ordered a replacement for the one that had collapsed. To my delight, I discovered the most recent design of the sawhorse had been redesigned so there is a very good positive locking mechanism when you open the sawhorse and put the bottom shelf down. It `clicks' into place and is held there with a great amount of resistance. Once in place, it is a very stable and strong sawhorse even though it is very light. I was quite pleased with the upgrade. At this point, I think I should replace the other sawhorse that came in the original pair so as to alleviate the possibility of the remaining `old design' sawhorse collapsing.
These are GREAT sawhorses, especially if you are tall. Don't be fooled by other yellow and black folding sawhorses. Purchase Storehorse brand. They are light, take a lot of abuse (throwing them in the truck, etc.), fold to store in a narrow space and once properly deployed, are very strong. And, if you are tall like me, you'll appreciate the absence of the `half bent over' posture while you are using them.
I would strongly recommend this model sawhorse.