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    I've gone over to the dark side . I had a pair of proper sawhorses, Douglas fir 2x8 and 1x6, double splayed legs, but after 30 years , mostly outside, they are in pretty rough shape. It wasn't easy finding good Douglas fir any more, so they weren't replaced. Yesterday, I picked up a pair of aluminum folding platform style ones, Allright brand. Over my life I've must have made a hundred plus sawhorses at least, in various styles, even some out of steel. They are kind of nice.
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    Oh my, what is the world coming to? Is there nothing sacred anymore?

    Folding is a great thing to have for occasional use items. I have a folding tablesaw extension that's very handy
    Happiness is a new blade!

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      Have you seen these around 1 min into the video? They look pretty handy to use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60lkKqCguqw

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        I have 4 of these https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0035p.html#srp folding sawhorses from Canadian tire. They go on sale a few times a year for about $15 each. Not the most rigid but good for the occasional use I put them through. Can tire also have their own version of the ones Doug linked to on the video. If I see them go on sale for a dirt cheap price I may give a couple a try. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0346p.html#srp

        Pete

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          Here is a picture of a 3 foot one, of course I didn't pay that silly price. https://www.wayfair.ca/Louisville-La...hoCvEkQAvD_BwE

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            Originally posted by QC Inspector View Post
            I have 4 of these https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0035p.html#srp folding sawhorses from Canadian tire. They go on sale a few times a year for about $15 each. Not the most rigid but good for the occasional use I put them through.

            Pete
            I have a pair of those in my shop that one day got a load of lumber piled on them "temporarily" and now just keep getting more and more lumber added. Surprising how much weight they can take....

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              Originally posted by QC Inspector View Post
              I have 4 of these https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0035p.html#srp folding sawhorses from Canadian tire. They go on sale a few times a year for about $15 each. Not the most rigid but good for the occasional use I put them through. Can tire also have their own version of the ones Doug linked to on the video. If I see them go on sale for a dirt cheap price I may give a couple a try. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0346p.html#srp

              Pete
              Don’t be a dumb bunny like me and put 150 board feet of red oak on the Canadian Tire sawhorses as I did yesterday unless you want a slow motion collapse....Rod Click image for larger version

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              Work is the curse of the riding class.

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                Do you fasten a piece of wood to the top so that you do not ruin your saw when cutting boards?

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                  When I want to saw something on them I usually tape a 2x4 to it in 2 or 3 places. Usually masking tape since it is handy. There is a hole at each end, probably meant to hang it on a wall with, that you could screw a board to. Now I will probably skip that because I was given a set of the Lee Valley Veritas Panel Platform Kits. I tried it the other day and it works well. I did use a pair of 2x4s for the long pieces that span the sawhorses. Saves me getting up/down and beating up my knees.
                  https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...l-platform-kit

                  Pete

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                  • #10

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                    Sawhorss should be low enough to reach across the width of a sheet of plywood. I've always kept a couple sacrificial 2x4s . Three work better, you can put the third one under the lengthwise cut, then the piece doesn't drop.

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                    • #11

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                      I had some stacking sawhorses that I made form Norm Abram's plans but they eventually got used into pretty tough shape so I gave them to a friend who wanted them for his shed project and I bought a couple of CTC folding work tables like this:

                      They have served well enough but, they are not great sawhorses: they are too tall at 30+ inches for use with a hand saw; the frames are much less rigid than a B&D Workmate; and the tops are quite flexible. I clamp a 2x4 edge-wise into them which I find makes them into a better saw horse. The frame will easily support the claimed 150lbs but the particle board top might not!

                      They offer the one great advantage over my Abram classics; they fold and so are easy to stow. The clamping feature is handy too but it is not in the same league as my Craftsman Dual Height Workmate (made by Black and Decker Canada for Sears).

                      I was keen to try these https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0346p.html#srp linked to previous but then I rethought it since I use such things so seldom. Maybe if CTC ever has a killer price on them.

                      Ken

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                        Originally posted by Joed View Post
                        Do you fasten a piece of wood to the top so that you do not ruin your saw when cutting boards?
                        No I didn’t, I was cutting the pieces in half so I just put a block under each piece...Rod

                        Work is the curse of the riding class.

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                          I've got now got 2 test for sawhorses. Will they support me dancing or running stopping? The second test, is if I kick one of the legs, will it collapse with about a 400+ pound load each Horse? A good kick where are the horse should shift and not the leg buckle.

                          A good saw horse, in my opinion, should work for human scaffolding. Trustworthy enough, that a set will definitely not collapse with two or three workers with three 2 x 12's x 8' crossing them, and somebody bumping one leg.
                          Last edited by Matt Matt; 05-19-2020, 01:55 AM.
                          For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
                          Sir Isaac Newton.

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