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Quick Sawhorses

Working with large panels and cabinets often requires lots of sawhorses of different sizes. Which raises two problems: How can you keep enough on hand for every situation? And what do you do with them when you’re done? One solution is to go modular, using these new brackets from Taskhorse. With this hardware, you can build or disassemble a complete sawhorse in minutes.

Knockdown sawhorse brackets using 2x4s aren’t a new idea, but the Taskhorse brackets are different. First, the top stretcher is horizontal, offering a wider area of support that’s easier to clamp to. Second, they use fewer pieces: The legs only require two pieces of wood, not four.

Two versions of Taskhorse brackets are available. The Classic features a two-part base and top brackets, which enable you to build the sawhorse from any 2x material (2×4, 2×6, 2×8, etc.).

The Tradesman features a one-piece base bracket and an adjustable, clamping top bracket that will hold 4x4s and 2x4s in a horizontal or vertical position and pipe up to 2″ dia. The  Tradesman’s base bracket also has pre-drilled holes for securing the sawhorse to the floor so you know you aren’t going to knock it over when you’re sliding those 4×8 sheets around.

Source: Taskhorse,, (509) 745-8983, Two Complete Classic Sawhorses, $125; Two Complete Tradesman Sawhorses, $150.

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