Best Saw Horses

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 27, 2019
Saw horses (without the "space" more often than not) are these tools that support the board/plank you're working on. There isn't a woodworking project you can complete without one of these plastic saw horses (they don't have to be plastic but, these days, they usually are). ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Load Capacity
Material
Height
Weight
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The model comes equipped with 2 detachable bar clamps. They attach vertically as well as horizontally, adapting to whatever projects you're tackling at the moment. Their 18-inch maximum clamping width gives you more leeway. There's a 2-inch wide indentation that helps hold and steady plywood, particleboard, and other sheet goods.

CONS

The cord hooks are a little too close to the clamps. 

OUR VERDICT

WX065 are as robust and capable as the next sawhorses but, in many respects, the model is much more practical and functional. Woodworkers will likely love these little horses. The general DIY crowd will definitely be able to put the model to good use. No matter the job, this is the tool for it.

detailed parameters
Load Capacity

Up to 1000 lbs / pair

Material

Thermoplastic

Height

32"

Weight

17 lbs / pair

Extras

Foldable construction, 2 quick clamps (attach vertically or horizontally), built-in shelves and cord hooks

Warranty

3 years

PROS

You can adjust the model's height anywhere between 31.5" and 51". The metal here is robust and rugged enough to absorb impacts and durable enough to ensure long-lasting smooth operation. The black coating makes the model look good and gives it a nice rust-resistant layer. 

CONS

The metal here isn't corrosion-resistant. 

OUR VERDICT

Goplus Folding Sawhorse will prove equally useful and effective for professional joiners and carpenters as well as small-time contractors and homeowners in general. The model is as versatile as they come and should be able to last a lifetime.

detailed parameters
Load Capacity

Up to 880 lbs / pair

Material

Iron

Height

Adjustable: 31.5" - 51"

Weight

19.2 lbs / pair

Extras

Foldable construction, snap-pin mechanism for easy height adjusting

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The model's perfectly capable of supporting the flat side of a 2x4 board. You can use it to raise or extend the work surface area to support 4x8 sheets. You can tuck the sawbucks away to make space for other projects. There are these nice 2-inch indentations on the horses' top to support particularly thick timber. 

CONS

The top surface is rough (can scratch finished materials).

OUR VERDICT

Hitachi 115445 might be the most well-thought-out and well-balanced product on this list. It is definitely the strongest one. With the model's ability to hold up to 1200 pounds, these things will take everything you dish out to them. All in all, probably the best saw horses in this price range. 

detailed parameters
Load Capacity

Up to 1200 lbs / pair

Material

Thermoplastic

Height

30.5"

Weight

11.8 lbs / pair

Extras

Foldable construction, 4 sawbucks, built-in shelves and cord hooks

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

There are locking braces that keep the sheets in place. The fold-out stoppers on each end make sure that your project doesn't shift as you work on it. The non-skid pads do not damage the surface nor do they leave marks on vinyl, linoleum, foam floor tiles, the list goes on.

CONS

The shelves aren't able to hold a particularly high load. 

OUR VERDICT

AmazonBasics AMZ1719 keep things simple. As per usual, the product is a little basic and we do not mean it in a bad way. The price is nice and it should work equally well for professional construction and home-based projects.

detailed parameters
Load Capacity

Up to 900 lbs / pair

Material

Thermoplastic

Height

30"

Weight

10.3 lbs / pair

Extras

Foldable construction, locking braces, built-in shelves and cord hooks

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

 When folded, the horses' width measures just 3 inches, making storage particularly non-challenging. What's more, the sawhorses come equipped with hanging holes, so you'll have additional storage options to boot. 

CONS

To make it really stable, you have to place the model on a particularly even surface. 

OUR VERDICT

Blue Hawk 14.44-in Plastic Adjustable Saw Horse is more or less your average deal but a little better in the overall convenience department. It comes supplied with every tool and accessory necessary to put it together. Plus, it doesn't necessarily hurt that the product looks good. 

detailed parameters
Load Capacity

Up to 1000 lbs / pair

Material

Thermoplastic

Height

32"

Weight

~12 lbs / pair

Extras

Foldable construction, hanging holes, built-in shelves and cord hooks

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

WORX WX065

Adapts to all Projects

WORX WX065 is a powerhouse, there're no two ways about it. But the model's strength and/or load capacity isn't what really sells this product. No, as far as we're concerned, the sawhorses' biggest strength is its overall versatility and practicality.

For one, the model comes equipped with 2 detachable bar clamps. These clamps attach vertically as well as horizontally, adapting to whatever projects you're tackling at the moment. Plus, their 18-inch maximum clamping width gives you tons of leeway.

There's a 2-inch wide indentation on the model's top that helps hold and steady plywood, particleboard, and other sheet goods.

The 2.5-inch foldable depth is another little detail that's worth highlighting. It makes the sawhorses particularly easy to transport and convenient to store away.

Other than that, there's nothing here that we haven't really seen before. The built-in shelf and cord hooks are pretty nice, helpful for storing tools, cords, and other materials. However, the cord hooks have been put a little too close to the clamps, making them a little inconvenient.

Bottom line, WORX WX065 is as robust and capable as the next folding saw horse construction but, in many respects, the model is much more practical and functional. Woodworkers will likely love these little horses. The general DIY crowd will definitely be able to put the model to good use. No matter the job, this is the tool for it.

Review of WORX WX065 Clamping Sawhorse Pair

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Goplus Folding Sawhorse

Choose the Height

Goplus Folding Sawhorse is a little different. The model has its flaws compared to your run-of-the-mill sawhorse but it has its upsides, too. The biggest upside, without a doubt, is the adjustable height. You can choose anywhere between 31.5" and 51" to work with.

With so many different height options, you'll be able to work more efficiently and tackle many more different projects. There's a nice snap-pin mechanism that lets you change the height in a snap (we had to).

The downsides to a tool like that are its slightly elevated weight compared to your average sawhorse and relatively mediocre load capacity.

The usual thermoplastic construction here gives way to metal. On one hand, it's great, robust and rugged enough to absorb impacts and durable enough to ensure long-lasting smooth operation. The black coating makes the model look good and gives it a nice rust-resistant layer. However, it does not protect these trestles against corrosion.

Since the model's design is relatively simple, you shouldn't have any issues putting it together, provided you follow the instructions.

In other words, Goplus Folding Sawhorse will prove equally useful and effective for professional joiners and carpenters as well as small-time contractors and homeowners in general. The model is as versatile as they come and should be able to last a lifetime.

Review of Goplus Folding Sawhorse Pair Heavy Duty 2-Pack Saw Horses

 

Hitachi 115445

A Little More Power

Hitachi 115445 makes a really convincing case with its load capacity alone. Being able to hold up to 1200 pounds is nothing to scoff at. The model's perfectly capable of supporting the flat side of a 2x4. You can use it to raise or extend the work surface area to support 4x8 sheets. Long story short, this is a heavy-duty stand or, at the very least, as heavy-duty as they come.

The package includes 2 sawhorses and 4 sawbucks, the latter part's the reason the model's able to hold the aforementioned 2x4 boards. However, you can always tuck these bucks away to make space for different projects.

There are these nice 2-inch indentations on the horses' top to support particularly thick timber. But do keep in mind that the top surface is relatively rough and can sometimes scratch finished materials.

In general, despite its ridiculous load capacity, the model's really lightweight. Both horses weigh less than 12 pounds combined and, considering the relatively compact build, they are really easy to move around the house.

Finally, as it is usually the case, the product comes fitted with a built-in shelf and cord hooks on each horse, providing additional storage options.

To piece it all together, Hitachi 115445 might be the most well-thought-out and well-balanced product on this list. It is definitely the strongest one. These things will take everything you dish out to them. All in all, probably the best saw horses in this price range.

Review of Hitachi 115445 Folding Sawhorses

 

AmazonBasics AMZ1719

Keeping Things Simple

AmazonBasics AMZ1719 keeps things simple and efficient. It isn't one of the best saw horses here but it gets the job done. There aren't any gimmicky features here inflating the price nor unnecessary mechanisms that don't add actual value. What you will find here, however, are ample safety features, always good when working with heavy loads.

There are locking braces that keep the sheets in place. The fold-out stoppers on each end make sure that your project doesn't shift as you work on it.

The non-skid pads on the feet are nice too, reliable but, at the same time, gentle. They do not damage the surface nor do they leave marks on vinyl, linoleum, foam floor tiles, the list goes on.

The product's weight is another thing that very well counts as its strength. Because there aren't any unnecessary mechanisms here, the sawhorses together weigh a smidge above 10 pounds, making them the most lightweight model within this selection.

Just about the only issue we have with the horses is that the shelves aren't really able to hold a particularly high load, despite the fact that the max load capacity here, in general, is pretty good (900 pounds).

Again, AmazonBasics AMZ1719 keep things simple. As per usual, the product is a little basic and we do not mean it in a bad way. The price is nice and it should work equally well for professional construction and home-based projects.

Review of AmazonBasics AMZ1719 Folding Sawhorse

 

Blue Hawk Saw Horse

Better Than Your Average New

Blue Hawk 14.44-in Plastic Adjustable Saw Horse is a refurbished product, that's where the problem for some customers lies. That being said, it has been very well tested and certified to look and work just like new. It is a comprehensive refurbishing process that includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product comes supplied with every tool and accessory necessary to put it together.

All in all, this is more or less your average sawhorse pair, nothing to write home about but not much to scoff at either.

Its 1000-pound load capacity is a little above average. The thermoplastic material here, for all intents and purposes, is durable, sturdy, and reliable. There are built-in shelves and cord hooks to help with organization.

The foldable construction is really nice too. When folded, the horses' width measures just 3 inches, making storage particularly non-challenging. What's more, the sawhorses come equipped with hanging holes, so you'll have additional storage options to boot.

Our only complaint here is that the feet do not feature non-skid pads, so you'll have to be careful choosing the surface.

Apart from that, Blue Hawk 14.44-in Plastic Adjustable Saw Horse is more or less your average deal but a little better in the overall convenience department. Plus, it doesn't necessarily hurt that the product looks good.

Review of Blue Hawk Saw Horse 14.44-in Plastic

 

What Is a Saw Horse?

Woodworking is as much art as it is science. Your skill and experience matter, of course, they do. But the right tools (or lack thereof) matter just as much. Without the right tools, you won't be able to tackle many different projects.

In fact, there isn't much you'll be able to do (woodworking-wise) without quality sawhorses at hand. You need these things to support the board/plank you're working on. It's a simple construction but, without it, there isn't much that you'll be able to cut and/or carve. Of course, simple as it is, there are noticeable differences between various models.

The first one is load capacity. Some are able to hold well above 1000 pounds, some aren't as strong. The height is usually fixed somewhere at 30 inches but there are models that allow you to adjust it and those that don't. A quality sawhorse pair usually comes equipped with built-in shelves and cord hooks for storage and organization. Finally, they're usually foldable to make storage and transportation easier.

Looking to expand your DIY range? It might prove difficult without the right portable workbench and/or a garage workbench, so you can definitely consider one of these models while you're at it.

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Publish Date: 2019-05-13 09:55:01