Our philosophy at Axminster is to continually look at new tools that enhance the way people work. Saw horses are an invaluable asset to the workshop or jobsite having so many uses from impromptu tables to circular saw cutting stations. As a result we’ve created our own Axminster Trade Saw Horses and here we highlight five key design features.
1. More shire horse than saw horse
Saw horses they may be but these trestles have the capacity of something much bigger. Capable of supporting a weight of 590kg per trestle. Using the pair the total capacity reaches an impressive 1,180kg which equals the very highest capacities for trestles.
2. Work Faster
Easy to set up, the quick release legs also fold up quickly when you’re finished creating a compact design for easy transportation. Each one folds into a neat package just 84 x 150 x 895mm to either stow away or throw into the back of a van.
3. Work Smarter
Rather than having to bend down, the height adjustable legs make it simple to bring the work up to you for better positioning. Also if you’re working on uneven ground you can adjust each leg individually to set the right height. Each saw horse rises to a height of 826mm or if for example you’re cutting with a hand saw, a lower position can be more beneficial and the lowest height you can set is 648mm.
4. Work Safer
The advantage of having support arms on the saw horses means you can quickly create a table using 45 x 95mm timber. Alternatively you can also trim thicker pieces to size. Having the frame makes for a much safer cut as you have support all the way through the cut. This is a real benefit especially when cutting MDF sheets as without the joists the danger is that the sheet can collapse through the middle while cutting. Not what you need with a circular saw spinning at over 3,000rpm in your hand.
5. Tough construction
The saw horses are built to take a battering, made from an all steel construction for added strength. The outer layer also has a powder coating and zinc plating to prevent corrosion. On the tops of the saw horses is a hard wearing and protective plastic. The plastic prevents damage to the saw blade by stopping the blade coming into contact with the metal if you’re making a cut at the top of the trestle.
Many saw horses are sold as singles but you’ll invariably need two. We’re offering them in pairs and as such, these represent great value for money.