Adjustable Break Down Saw Horses

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Project by Upgrayedd posted 09-25-2016 12:53 PM 3377 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Incorporated ideas from many different styles.

I wanted:
Light weight
easy to break down for transportation and storage
adjustable work surface height – pipe clamps.

I primarily use this to level out my table saw catch table. Just a piece of plywood over these saw horses.

I used plywood drops I had. 3/4” for A frames, 1/2” for top support. On the top support I glued and nailed cleats that sandwich in the A-Frame, and it’s very tight. No slop or wiggle.

I cut all angles on the 15deg preset angle on the mitre saw.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#1 posted 09-25-2016 01:06 PM

Very Clever!
How easy is it to adjust the height?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#2 posted 09-25-2016 01:10 PM

Nice foldable solution. Those pipes are very handy addition.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-25-2016 01:20 PM

Very nice…great idea

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#4 posted 09-25-2016 01:32 PM

It’s real easy to adjust. I’ve found as my table saw get’s positioned differently on uneven ground I have to adjust my outfeed table, and it was a pain in the butt. This is easy.

Also if you are new to woodworking and you want something that will work on an beginner saw, and also on an upgrayedd saw… this’ll do it. Same w/ or w/out Table Saw mobile base.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#5 posted 09-25-2016 01:55 PM

Awesome idea!! Straight to my favorites!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#6 posted 09-25-2016 02:56 PM

Interesting approach using the pipe clamps as height adjustment. Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 09-25-2016 03:55 PM



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#8 posted 09-25-2016 04:37 PM

The pipe clamp idea was from Woodsmith (I think). Definitely not mine.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#9 posted 09-25-2016 05:04 PM

These will be useful around your shop and will definitely save some rome while there in storage.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 09-25-2016 05:51 PM

I recently saw this version and I like it. But your knockdown-version looks even more versatile to me. Thanks a lot for sharing!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#11 posted 09-25-2016 06:37 PM

upgrayedd gonna get his $

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 09-25-2016 11:06 PM

Awesome idea, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 09-26-2016 03:48 AM

Agree with the great idea comments, and definitely takes less space than my current sawhorses.

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#14 posted 09-26-2016 01:10 PM

portable and functional.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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