Saw horses are a necessity for any do-it-yourselfer, weekend warrior, or professional contractor. They can be used to hold materials such as 2×4’s or plywood for cutting, painting, or sanding. You can also make a quick work site table by throwing a sheet of plywood across two saw horses. Once you own a set of saw horses, you’ll wonder how you got by without them. Saw horses are typically made of metal, plastic, or a combination of the two. Some saw horses have additional features, such as built-in clamps or a bottom shelf. A pair of sawhorses costs between $20 and $100.
Things to consider when buying saw horses:
- Capacity. Low-end saw horse set can hold around 750lbs. Heavy-duty models can hold over 1300lbs.
- Extra Features. Adjustable height, built-in clamps, and a bottom shelf are some bonus features you’ll find on some saw horses.