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Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« on: March 21, 2014, 07:57 PM »
I have built a handful of different sawhorses in my life, but I never found one that I really liked. They were always too wobbly, or too heavy, or too hard to store. I finally found what - for me - is the perfect sawhorse replacement. I don't own an MFT so I can't show you pictures, but I believe one would also be a perfect complement to your MFT.

There are two different version, and they both have their pros and cons.

The first one I got from Walmart for $49, but you might find them on closeout for $39 The LINK..  It looks like this:

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The big pluses - it weighs just a few pound, folds to 4" thick, sets up and knocks down in SECONDS, and it holds 1,000 POUNDS!!! Yes, a THOUSAND pounds!!!

I also bought a slightly different version at Costco for $59, which has all the same features as above except it has adjustable legs (i.e. adjustable height) but only holds 700 pounds. It looks like this:

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The 'con' of this model is that it doesn't fold up with the legs extended, so add a few more seconds for set-up time.

I have had both models for a few months, and ...

• I stood on two of them going back and forth when I put up the truss-joists in my shop.
* I used one for miter saw stand.
• I put a kitchen cabinet together on one.

I have to say they are like Festool in that they are one of those "I don't know how I ever got along without them" items. I highly recommend them.

Oh - they are also available outside NA.
 
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 08:28 PM »
Agreed its a cool table, got one for the brother in law at Costco last Christmas. It also comes with 2 clamps. Useful!  :)

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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 08:55 PM »
How tall is the adjustable one? Never mind, I found the answer, 39" fully extended.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 09:49 PM »
That just might be my new on site stand for the kapex.
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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 12:05 AM »
Yes, both tables come with 2 clamps. They are the 'Irwin' style and are medium duty at best, but it IS handy to have them right there any time you set up the table.

Another thing I like about them that I forgot to mention is that they have a middle shelf to set tools on. Like some of the modular workbench designs discussed here, it is super-handy to be able to cut a board then set the saw on the shelf just below where you are working. I am old enough that my back is no longer as nice to me as it used to be - of course I didn't treat it very well when I was younger. Not having to lean down and pick a tool up off the floor is worth a lot to me.

I am so happy with these that I gave away all my other sawhorses. Ain't never goin' back...
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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 08:52 AM »
WOW

witch one do you like best?
I need to replace my miter saw stand and this looks like it would work great.
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 09:01 AM »
Thanks for this info.  I have a really good use for one of the basic tables.

Unfortunately, your prices are Wayyyyy off, though I wish they were still what you paid. [sad]

Amazon was cheapest with free shipping at $79.99.  Did a google search and couldn't find it cheaper. (Walmart lists at $83.00 + Tax)

I did order one from Amazon on my Prime account for free shipping and no tax.  Thanks again.

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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2014, 03:05 PM »
Thanks for this info.  I have a really good use for one of the basic tables.

Unfortunately, your prices are Wayyyyy off, though I wish they were still what you paid. [sad]

Amazon was cheapest with free shipping at $79.99.  Did a google search and couldn't find it cheaper. (Walmart lists at $83.00 + Tax)

I did order one from Amazon on my Prime account for free shipping and no tax.  Thanks again.

Cheers,

Frank

Frank:

If you have the time, check your local WalMart. They are usually back in the paint area, and are NEVER well-marked and may not even have a sign on them.  That's how I found mine.

The Costco version is definitely $59 if they have them. They go in and out of stock at my store.
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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 03:08 PM »
WOW

witch one do you like best?
I need to replace my miter saw stand and this looks like it would work great.


If you are taller than the 'average' male (5' 9 - 5'10") you'll probably want the adjustable one from Costco since it gets about 3-4" taller than the Walmart one. Other than that I would take either model in a heartbeat instead of any sawhorse I've ever owned.
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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2014, 03:21 PM »
Looks like the non-adjustable height is 30".  I think that's going to be perfect for my new Laguna mini-lathe while sitting on a stool.
My big lathe (Powermatic 3520B) is definitely a stand-up lathe, but I had been looking for a solution to mount my mini-lathe.  I was actually considering the MFT/Kapex, but heck, that table costs almost as much as the original lathe!  The Keter should be the answer.

No Costco's near me (Though I absolutely love them), and I'm not going to pay annual membership to shop online with them.
We have Sam's Club (Getting worse by the day) and BJ's (Getting better all the time) where I live in Melbourne, Florida. So...Amazon is our go-to first choice for most items.

Happy with the price I paid on Amazon. I just wouldn't trouble myself spending any additional time tracking down a $20.00 lower cost. [unsure]

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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 09:32 PM »
I have the Costco variant and like it very much. Keter also makes a great line of toolboxs, OEM for Kreg and a few others.

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 09:50 PM »
I found these (non-adjustable) in the house brand (Husky) at Home Depot for C$60.  They have a "2 year limited warranty"  [smile]

They are a bit heavy but seem reasonably strong and fold nice and flat with handles on the side and end.  It is no problem to carry a pair of them up and down stairs.  I suspect with a bit of bungee cord they could be hauled on a Sys Roll, although I would not stack a pair of them on top of my Systainers.

With a 1x2 framework and a piece of foam across them they make an adequate platform for breaking down sheet goods.

I could also see using them as supports for a couple of planks to make a small DIY scaffold.  Certainly better than many sawhorses I have seen, used and made.

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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 02:51 PM »
Thanks for posting this wow. I have been looking for something like this for ages. Just picked one up today for site use tomorrow. Will report back with any views on it soon. :)
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 06:25 PM »
Yeah - I am working in the shop today and needed to cut a 4x8 sheet of subfloor in half. I am working alone so I didn't want to drag it up to the mezzanine by myself. I set up my two non-adjustable ones in about 10 seconds each. Plopped the sheet up on them, marked and made my cut, and took about another 15 seconds each to close them up and put them away. I think it took me longer to mark and make the cut than it did to set up the tables!

I love these things as much as my Festools.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2014, 08:21 PM »
Boy, I wish I could get a hold of a couple of the adjustable leg version. [sad] 
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 08:33 PM »

Boy, I wish I could get a hold of a couple of the adjustable leg version. [sad] 


Me too! It looks like the adjustable model is currently only sold through Costco, but I can't find them at my local store OR at the Costco online store.

The adjustable model has a 700lb. capacity as opposed to the 1000lbs. of the non-adjustable. I guess I won't be able to stand on it if I do get one.  [smile]
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 10:00 PM »
The adjustable model has a 700lb. capacity as opposed to the 1000lbs. of the non-adjustable. I guess I won't be able to stand on it if I do get one.  [smile]

I was waiting for someone to make that comment about me. I'm not exactly a small guy.
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 10:01 PM »
Boy, I wish I could get a hold of a couple of the adjustable leg version. [sad] 

Brice, if you want I can check and see if my Costco has any. They wouldn't be THAT expensive to ship.
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 01:22 AM »
Wow, thanks for this! It looks like the adjustable one is a new model and now comes with four "holding clamps" and two toggle clamps. Details: http://www.keter.com/products/folding-work-table-2#benefits.

I tried a Google search on the new model, excluding the old model, and got no hits for NA.  [sad] (Search parameters = keter 17199331 -17182239) Plenty in the UK, however...

I personally find that 30" is too low for comfortable working for any length of time, but as a sawhorse substitute, I think it would be ok. But I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for the new model showing up.

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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 10:01 AM »
Boy, I wish I could get a hold of a couple of the adjustable leg version. [sad] 

Brice, if you want I can check and see if my Costco has any. They wouldn't be THAT expensive to ship.

Sure, the next time you're there take a look to if they have any, thanks.
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Wow, thanks for this! It looks like the adjustable one is a new model and now comes with four "holding clamps" and two toggle clamps. Details: http://www.keter.com/products/folding-work-table-2#benefits.

I tried a Google search on the new model, excluding the old model, and got no hits for NA.  [sad] (Search parameters = keter 17199331 -17182239) Plenty in the UK, however...

I personally find that 30" is too low for comfortable working for any length of time, but as a sawhorse substitute, I think it would be ok. But I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for the new model showing up.

I'm with you there, 30" is way too low for me.  I have no idea how new the this updated model is, and they just haven't made it here yet.
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2014, 11:25 AM »
Boy, I wish I could get a hold of a couple of the adjustable leg version. [sad] 

Brice, if you want I can check and see if my Costco has any. They wouldn't be THAT expensive to ship.

Sure, the next time you're there take a look to if they have any, thanks.


My Costco has dozens of them. Using round numbers, the table is $60 tax is about $5 and shipping would be $28, so ~ $93 delivered to your door.

How many would you like?
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 11:35 AM »
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My Costco has dozens of them. Using round numbers, the table is $60 tax is about $5 and shipping would be $28, so ~ $93 delivered to your door.

How many would you like?

I'd take one of the adjustables for that price with shipping.....PLEASE! [big grin]

PM me on how to send you $$ and I'll send you my shipping addy. (In Florida)

Thanks for offering to do this!  [thumbs up]

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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 11:46 AM »
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My Costco has dozens of them. Using round numbers, the table is $60 tax is about $5 and shipping would be $28, so ~ $93 delivered to your door.

How many would you like?

I'd take one of the adjustables for that price with shipping.....PLEASE! [big grin]

PM me on how to send you $$ and I'll send you my shipping addy. (In Florida)

Thanks for offering to do this!  [thumbs up]

Cheers,

Frank

Frank:

Only if you PROMISE to bring me back some NAINA swag when you come back!

Just kidding - but I do need your zip to figure shipping as the number above was for Brice's location. And I'm not sure exactly how I will package it, but I think I have enough cardboard around to make up a decent box. Do you suppose I could use the precision depth setting on my TS75 to 'crease' the cardboard? Hmmm....
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« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 11:55 AM »

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My Costco has dozens of them. Using round numbers, the table is $60 tax is about $5 and shipping would be $28, so ~ $93 delivered to your door.



Frank:

Only if you PROMISE to bring me back some NAINA swag when you come back!

Just kidding - but I do need your zip to figure shipping as the number above was for Brice's location. And I'm not sure exactly how I will package it, but I think I have enough cardboard around to make up a decent box. Do you suppose I could use the precision depth setting on my TS75 to 'crease' the cardboard? Hmmm....


Zip is 32909.  I'll be coming back to Germany for a final three weeks in May. I'll try to bring back some NAINA items in my household goods, so I'll be online here to see what people want. 
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Re: Don't like sawhorses? Keter work tables
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 01:31 PM »
Anybody else want in on the deal? If I'm gonna make a Costco run it might as well total $500-$1000 like usual!

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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 02:09 PM »
Zip is 32909. 

Frank:

Shipping to your location will be $1,375 - which you might recognize as the price of a Kapex?

 ;D

Seriously, Fedex says it will run $33.02 based on 28 pounds. Since I don't know the exact weight yet it might vary a couple of bucks, but not much.
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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 02:13 PM »
No matter... that's perfect. [eek] [big grin]
PM me how to send you $$.. I'm PM'ing my address.

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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2014, 11:13 PM »
I picked one up at my local Costco tonight for $60…seriously considering grabbing a second one.  I was intent on just getting one to set my kapex on for on site work but having a second instead of taking one of the mat's with me would be really handy.
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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2014, 02:09 AM »
These are now stocked by Screwfix in the UK - I was in the Bradford branch yesterday & they had some out on the shop floor display. I was surprised at how sturdy they are. I'm seriously considering giving one a try. Screwfix are charging £59 inc VAT.

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