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TS-35 Sawhorse Legs

Trojan - TS-35 Sawhorse Legs

These premium-priced legs from Trojan attach to a 2x top piece to make a sturdy sawhorse

$62.00 (As of 3/1/2007)

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Editor's Review: High-Priced Horses

review date: March 1, 2007

I've tried lots of sawhorse styles: collapsible plastic frames that were nice and light but too flimsy to handle a full load of lumber; aluminum brackets that attached to scrap 2x4s but bent out of shape after only one use; steel fold-up units that were too heavy to lug around; and a few different site-made versions as well.

My curiosity was piqued when I heard about the premium-priced sawhorses from Trojan Manufacturing. I believe that you usually get what you pay for, but could a $60 sawhorse really be worth the money?

After putting a pair of Trojan TS-35s to work, I'd have to say the answer is yes. With the Trojan horses, I get the support of 1/8-in.-thick welded-steel legs and the flexibility of choosing any size and length of 2x lumber for the top piece. For cutting sheet goods to size, a simple 4-ft.-long 2x4 or 2x6 makes a great saw-friendly sacrificial cross bar. If I'm painting trim, I can increase the sawhorses' capacity by using 8-ft.-long, bevel-ripped 2xs to hold dozens of boards side by side.

Setting up the horses the first few times was awkward, but I found that the secret is to lay the 2x on the ground, then clamp the sharp-toothed Trojan legs into place on each end of the board. With the board held loosely in place between the jaws of the metal legs, I flip over the whole assembly and push the scissor hinge down with my boot to lock the setup firmly in place.

A pair of legs for making one sawhorse costs around $62. Trojan also sells these legs in a 27-in. size (TS-27; $56).

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Trojan
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-745-2120
Weight 16 lb. (shipping weight)
Dimensions 35 in. tall when set up with a 2x4

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