A Better Sawhorse

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A Better Sawhorse

The Bora Speedhorse’s folding legs make setup and storage a breeze!

By Bob Duncan

See the review in the Winter 2019 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts!

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Working height: 31.5″ (80cm)
Weight: 17.9 lbs
MSRP: $89 per sawhorse

Every woodworker needs a good set of sawhorses. A freestanding pair holds sheet goods (such as plywood) off the ground, making it easier to cut them into scrollable pieces. While you can make your own or pick up an inexpensive set, you may want a more dependable, long-lasting product. Bora’s Speedhorse folding sawhorses fit the bill.

What sets Bora’s Speedhorses apart is their ease of use. By moving a lever, you can release the folding legs while holding the sawhorse with one hand; setup takes just a few seconds. The grit on the top of the sawhorses keeps wood from moving around as you cut it into chunks with a circular saw. They also come with pre-drilled holes, allowing you to easily attach 2x4s to the top. With the boards in place, you can insert additional 2x4s in the side slots to prevent plywood from bowing between the sawhorses.

 The Speedhorses are also sturdy; their metal legs sit solidly on the ground and the overall weight keeps them from rocking or moving around. This is a big plus for me, since I also use sawhorses to make a temporary assembly/finishing table. If you have a small shop like me, you’ll appreciate this product’s versatility and portability.

The price might seem steep for a single sawhorse, but they are the last ones you’ll ever buy. They are a solid, easy-to-set-up base for all cutting and assembling tasks.

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