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Mastercraft Metal Sawhorse $14

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Actually - there are some pretty negative reviews on the CT site for these. Looks like they may have cheaped out on some of the parts for these recently
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oakjefferson wrote: Actually - there are some pretty negative reviews on the CT site for these. Looks like they may have cheaped out on some of the parts for these recently
Did you sort the reviews by "Date - Newest First"? Looks like most of the reviews in the past two years are positive.

I've had a set of these for about 10 years, and agree with the overall sentiment in the reviews.
1. Will definitely hold 300lbs
2. Not very sturdy if you put some side load on them (they tend to tip over)
3. Compact & portable
4. Excellent deal for $15, even better at under $10

You just need to know what to expect, then you won't be disappointed when they fail something they aren't designed to do.
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Why can’t cdn tire just but realistic prices and sale prices
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For what they are they work well. Bought 2 when it was $10 earlier this year for an exterior reno pretty damn sturdy.
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I've owned these for a couple of years now. They'll hold a lot of weight to be sure. I like the height of them also. The thin foam surface is a nice feature as well, for grip and for not marking up what you're working on . Maybe their best feature is how compact they are when they're folded up. If it's something you need then picking up a couple for 13$ a piece is a good price.
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Bought 2 of those 3 years ago at 10$/each. They work great and are pretty compact. À good purchase around 10-13$. Just never pay full price for them.
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These are definitely worth it at this price. I use mine all the time. Thanks op.
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I have had 4 of these for years now... A, if you ever have paid $65, you're a fool. They are great quality, and sturdy, but no where near that price, plus knowing that they constantly go on sale for $12 or less. B. as earlier stated, Canadian Tire constantly puts these on sale during their birthday day, or Dollar days, for $12 or less.

Great product, I set them up with an old hollow core flat closet door as a workstation when painting trim, etc... doesn't matter that paint gets on the old door.
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Ill give these a try i needed new ones
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These are possibly the worst "sawhorse" ever.
I use quotes around sawhorse because if you actually try and saw anything that's lain upon them, they will collapse in a heap. You might be able to paint some light weight trim or quarter round on them, but don't swipe back and forth with the brush too rigorously, as the "sawhorse" will collapse in a heap.
If Dollarama sold these, I could understand. That's how good these things are.
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Like others I have had these for years. Fantastic to set up a quick table for doing plaster or painting.

Understand the physics of their legs and you will be fine.

I may get 2 more. One my old ones someone closed wrong and bent the collapsing bars. Still works but makes me nervous sometimes.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: These are possibly the worst "sawhorse" ever.
I use quotes around sawhorse because if you actually try and saw anything that's lain upon them, they will collapse in a heap. You might be able to paint some light weight trim or quarter round on them, but don't swipe back and forth with the brush too rigorously, as the "sawhorse" will collapse in a heap.
If Dollarama sold these, I could understand. That's how good these things are.
Not sure if you are not locking your legs, but mine have never collapsed, or overturned. The stance on the legs is wide enough to be solid enough to not over turn with the door or plywood on top. I have the horses spaced out under the door, but once the door is on there, I can move stuff around, cut items, place heavy items on top etc. I wouldn't they should be called Sawhorses either but that is what the term is. The old school style of the triangular legs with a brace in the middle made of lumber, are similar and called work or sawhorses.

If you want extra stability, there are holes in the beam that you can place bolts through to secure your top down and make this one solid unit while in use.
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Buy 2, they latch together into a case. Pain in the cutter to open, close, and latch together or apart, but for the price and footprint decent enough at an ok price. Not worth more than $14 though.
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MrFrugal1 wrote: These are possibly the worst "sawhorse" ever.
I use quotes around sawhorse because if you actually try and saw anything that's lain upon them, they will collapse in a heap. You might be able to paint some light weight trim or quarter round on them, but don't swipe back and forth with the brush too rigorously, as the "sawhorse" will collapse in a heap.
If Dollarama sold these, I could understand. That's how good these things are.
Are you sure you had them set up properly?

I used mine to cut up a huge fir slab on the weekend and they worked great, even on uneven lawn. (this was an 8+" thick x 36" wide 6.5ft long solid slab of wood, so roughly 325 lbs) Circular saw cuts on both sides and then hand sawed the rest of the way through.

No issues whatsoever. I'd call em a good purchase.
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Smittybit wrote: Buy 2, they latch together into a case. Pain in the cutter to open, close, and latch together or apart, but for the price and footprint decent enough at an ok price. Not worth more than $14 though.
Really? I have two but I've never done that.
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Owned these for about 3 years now and like everyone else, they do the job fine.

Think I got them at $9.99 back then, funny to see them trying to squeeze an extra $4 out of people this many years later.

Overall, good product though!
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Marklxndr wrote: Really? I have two but I've never done that.
It's a pain, but if you see those bent rod hanger looking things at one of each horses end, they snap over the matching bar on the other horse when faced together. I have to give a good pound to snap mine together, but they do in the end.
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Picked up 3 when they were $10 a pop. Good quality, reasonably stable - a great deal then, good deal now
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