Saw Horse Question

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Saw Horse Question

Postby SkipperSue » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:55 pm

I have a couple of those cheap flimsy plastic saw horses. When I first started on my trailer floor a few weeks ago I was trying to lift the ply wood on them by myself. Well the damn things just buckled under and I dropped the wood on my left big toe, missed work the next day! :x
The question is that I want to build some "real" ones. What is the degree of the angle of the legs?? :? :? :?
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Postby dwgriff1 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:59 pm

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Postby SkipperSue » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:02 pm

Thanks Dave, that will save me some of that trial and error wood. :D :thumbsup:
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Here's a saw horse

Postby coonrebel » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:03 pm

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Postby ALAN GEDDES » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:07 pm

Look more like bridge supports to me. :lol: Those look solid and should last a long time. If you don't have to carry them long distances then the weight isn't a problem.
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Postby Jiminsav » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:21 pm

home despot has metal saw horse brackets that you just slip the wood into and screw it..
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Postby sdtripper2 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:22 am

Metal Saw horses from ACE hardware:
Fulton Folding Steel Sawhorse (Ts-11)
Item no: 2092005
http://tinyurl.com/sk7g9
* 32-1/2"L x 29-1/4"H open
* 6" x 8" x 32-1/2" closed
* Holds up to 1;000 lbs. per horse
* Galvanized steel >>> That Folds uP nicely ... I mounted 2x4 on top for use:
Legs fold up inside housing with ease. Really like the ease of storage and use.
Easy to take in car or truck and truly a space saver.
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Postby Kevin A » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:50 am

Wanna park several complete teardrops on some saw horses?
Hereya go :lol:
http://www.sportsystemscorp.com/other/p ... whorse.htm
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Re: Here's a saw horse

Postby Larwyn » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:41 am

coonrebel wrote:http://www.employees.org/~mbrna/shorse.html


I have built several very similar to the one you picture. No angle braces, and used two boards (2x4 or 2x6) on top, leaving the 1.5" gap between them, this provides a wide "workbench" like top. Yes they are heavy and do not fold away for storage, but storage has never been a problem. Just loan them out when you are not using them, if they come back they will not be damaged, if they do not come back, you just get to build a new improved version when you need it.......... :lol: :lol:

Use some 1/4" lag bolts in place of some of those screws and you end up with a very solid platform on which to work......... :thumbsup:
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Postby cracker39 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:39 pm

I have a pair of Crawford steel folding saw horses from Home Depot. Search for model Model SH38A-16.

I mounted a piece of 2x4 on top of each one. The legs on each end fold together, then both pairs of legs fold up into the top which has a carrying handle on one side. You can carry a pair of them to your work area easily. They are much sturdier than they look in the picture. I had my chassis on them while working on it.
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