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    Default Folding workbench/sawhorse. Any good ones?

    Getting towards the end of serious renovations and room is a bit tight. I have been using a couple of Tommy Tucker plastering benches as sawhorses and portable clamping/sawing/work surfaces and while they are good and sturdy, they will take up too much room long term. (Am on a tiny city block).

    lots of things around like the Black and Decker 'Workmate', but not sure if they are any good. Not expecting perfection, but need a good stable surface that will fold up and hang on the wall.

    Don't mind spending up to a couple of hundred for something good, but also not prepared to spend $1 for crap.
    Any advice from someone that owns something like this?

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    Don't own them but always thought these looked pretty practical.

    https://sydneytools.com.au/toughbuil...-jobsite-table

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    Default Folding workbench/sawhorse. Any good ones?

    Also, these foot clamps.


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    That Jawhorse looks pretty good........

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    I have a few of this ones and they are solid and stable.
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/kincrome...horse_p5810657
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltypete View Post
    That Jawhorse looks pretty good........
    I think The Jaw horse is an American version. Here's one available locally. I think Even Ozito to a variation of this.

    https://www.carbatec.com.au/workshop...kg-79-32-32-cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Don't own them but always thought these looked pretty practical.

    https://sydneytools.com.au/toughbuil...-jobsite-table

    I've got a couple of sets of these, the cheaper version that aren't height adjustable. I think they're about $100 a pair at Bunnings. Nice and compact when folded, sturdy, just screw a timber on top first and away you go.

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    If he sets the blade to exactly the thickness of wood whats the problem mate..

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    Very dangerous practice - he isn't wearing ear protection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    Don't own them but always thought these looked pretty practical.

    https://sydneytools.com.au/toughbuil...-jobsite-table
    I've got these and they're great.
    They are solid as a brick poo-house and adjust up to a decent work height, i'm 188 cms tall and most other saw horses are too low for me.
    You can slap some 4x2's in the ends and make a very sturdy jobsite table, or even a party table like I make with mine on occassions.
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    Default Folding workbench/sawhorse. Any good ones?

    I use these Stanley ones:

    https://www.cltoolcentre.com.au/inde...6PcaAq2x8P8HAQ

    Cheap, fold down nicely to very little space, and hold decent weight.

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    Yeah ive got the same ones.. pretty cool how they fold away..sturdy as well.

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    I have one of these. Thinking of getting another, would two of these be more useful than the work horses!
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/gorilla-...tform_p0861589

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    I have one of these. Thinking of getting another, would two of these be more useful than the work horses!
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/gorilla-...tform_p0861589
    They're ok, but check the weight rating. Most are 150kg max. Good for height adjustability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFBS View Post
    They're ok, but check the weight rating. Most are 150kg max.
    Well I wouldn't be using them for telegraph poles

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    They are sort of what I have now..... I need something small and light, but big enough for putting tools on. Sturdy and stable for sawing and with good clamping. Durable and cheap. ....... Probably dreaming....

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    Does it need to be portable? What about a fold-down bench mounted to the wall?

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    I really like this sawhorse design. The interchangeable tops are a great idea to support different items and easily replaced if damaged (or sawn through... not that I've ever done that ).

    http://www.woodshopdude.com/index.html?m

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    They look pretty good! Since I posted I have been looking around a lot and these seem to be the right thing for me. I can make a few different cross bars including a narrow table and they are going to be light enough. Thank you for passing that on OBBob.

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    Default Folding workbench/sawhorse. Any good ones?

    No worries. I saw them ages ago and skipped over thinking it seemed a complex solution to the problem. It wasn't until I watched the video that I realiSed the flexibility that the changeable tops provide.


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    Yes, that's what attracts me. When I do just about anything inside now I need a table to put tools and as a work base. This set up will allow me to make a small tray type top that I can put everything together. A nice project for me over our dark southern winter. I think I'll pay the man for plans.

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    Yep, worth it for the templates I think.

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    Went to a garage sale and got three more of these for fiver each. Have two in the shed with an old solid core door from a kitchen I renovated across. And two more that float around...
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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