Well, I don't think they're gonna sell to well over here on the sunny side
of the pond.
Firstly, we want sawhorse brackets that fit 2x4s (pronounced two-byes in
Murican), which measure 1 1/2" x 3 1/2", of course.
Also, with your design, weight on the top of the horse will stress the
welds. The brackets we have available here at every hardware store are
designed so weight on the top of the horse pinches the bracket tighter on
the 2x4 spine of the horse.
In addition, we also have nifty folding metal and flat folding plastic
Best I've seen on a job though, a fella made a horse/stool/toolbox
combination that seemed pretty darned handy. Seems to me, a fella walks
onto a jobsite with a box like that, and he looks like he knows what the
possum fur he's doing; other hand, you walk in and start ripping two bys in
half to put together some kind of wobley English sawhorse, well, be good for
a laugh any way, ennit?
Hi Hambone Slim
In practice we have found that 2x2 are fine for the legs and provides
great stability. Also we have used a thick weld that attaches the leg
bracket to the main plate. These have been used heavily and are as
sturdy as the day they were assembled.
I'm sure your brackets are made godd & strong, but still, most carpenters
and painters in the US don't have ready access to 2" square lumber - our
standard building lumber (fir, hemlock, or pine 2x4s) is 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Even as a woodshop owner with 8/4 and thicker stock in inventory, I'd rather
pick up something that will work with 2x4s rather than have to mill up 2"
square legs. A 2x4x8 footer runs around 3 bucks these days.
Although your brackets look spiffy, I don't really see the advantage over
what's already available on the market.
That's fine if it works for you but, it will never sell in the US. American
construction crews generally make sawhorses on site and scrap them when they
are done. The stamped steel brackets available here take standard size wood
and are cheap enough to through away when the job is done. Might sell in the
UK but not here.
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