Product Review

Review: Stanley FatMax Sawhorse with Telescopic Legs

by | Jan 18, 2010 | Product Reviews

The best DIY sawhorses around. Finally, all the features you’ve dreamed of in a sawhorse, light weight, super strong, durable, versatile, and easy to store.

STANLEY FatMax Telescopic Aluminum Legs Sawhorse

As far as sawhorses go I’ve owned many types. The ones you build with metal brackets, the metal fold up types, and many custom ones I’ve built myself, and they all had three things in common. They were all heavy, difficult to store, and cumbersome to transport.

The Stanley FatMax sawhorses had caught my eye in the home center several times before, mostly because they folded up so neatly, and they were very light weight, but the price always seemed a bit high.

After a while I finally got fed up with my old wooden horses and decide to splurge and buy a pair of Stanley’s FatMax sawhorses. As it turns out, that was a very wise decision.

These Stanley sawhorses are just the best. They fold up to only 2 inches wide, are very light, and easy to transport.

The individually telescoping legs make setting up on uneven ground a snap. The legs individually adjust about 8 inches each. From 31 inches to a total height of 39 inches.

They are also rated to hold up to 2500 lbs per pair, so they make a great scaffold base.

Plus, they have two 1 1/2 inch wide notches in the top of each horse to accommodate 2x4s to support planks for scaffolding, or your favorite work surface. I use a 24″X 60″ oak cabinet door as a portable work surface (also light weight and easy to store).

The built-in v-grooves are great for working with pipes and lumber, and the rubber feet prevent sliding on most surfaces. One often overlooked feature are the rubber pads built into the top of each sawhorse. These rubber pads help prevent your work surface or project from sliding on the sawhorses. An excellent touch by the designers.

And don’t forget the built in shelf for storing various tools while you work.

Believe me, these will be the last pair of sawhorse you buy, well except if you decide to buy a second pair, as I did.

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