|Review by Scott Oldre||posted 04-12-2009 03:09 PM||16007 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
This is the ultimate accessory in my garage shop. It, and it’s twin, gets pulled out on nearly every single project I take on. Sometimes it becomes semi permanent, and other times it’s out for an hour or two. I saw this table/horse about 2 years ago while strolling down the “Hey look at me, take me home” display isle at Home Depot and since I was with my wife she nonchalantly wiped the drool from my chin and said “Lets go to the plants now!” Since it was near Christmas time, I’d hoped she’d gotten the hint. SHE DID! Opened it up on Christmas day and although I can’t say for sure, I’m thinking I used it sometime for something within a day or two of that wonderful day. So that’s how I got one. Now, on to what I think of it.
The horse is nearly as light as the common plastic fold out single beam horses that everyone including 7-11 sells. It’s width is possibly an inch wider when folded. It’s height when opened is 31” It’s strength and versatility unparalleled. The table top snaps off the aluminum tube which forms the axis of the X, and snaps in on top when the X is opened. There is a lock mechanism, but I rarely use it since I use it mostly for setting things on. I’ve seen two models, one with aluminum legs which I have, and one with heavy plastic legs. I don’t know of there’s really a difference, but the aluminum looks nicer. The top is 24”x24”, plus the tops of the legs give a little more width and depth. One leg is adjustable for less than flat floors.
If you’ve got smooth garage/shop floors, the table with a load slides pretty easy if you need to move it around.
Some of the things I’ve used it for:
1. I have a piece of granite about 1.25” thick, 24”x32” that I use from time to time for sanding and checking to ensure my projects sit flat. It fits nicely on the horse
2. I have a 10” Delta miter that sits on the top from time to time while cutting molding, 4×4 posts, etc
3. I have a Shop Fox 10”x16” lathe (120lbs) that sits on it from time to time and with a 3/4” piece of pine underneath the lathe, it’s the perfect height for me at 6’1” to turn way too many pens.
4. I’ve used it to put my Dewalt 734 planer on
5. I’ve given them for Christmas to my step son-in-law….there’s a 32” tube TV on his
5. I’ve used it and it’s twin for a stable stand and throw a piece of plywood over them for an assembly table. Much more stable than the fold out horses.
6. I’ve used it as a side table when working on something and need to put my tools down on or hold parts.
7. I’ve used it as the base of a table when serving guests
8. I’ve used it to stand on
9. My Dad was so impressed he bought one for himself, for a furniture finishing stand
10. My sister saw it and he bought her one for Christmas.
11. I’ve used it to …...the list truly goes on and on.
If you’ve got a Home Depot near by, check it out…you won’t be disappointed. They go for about $40 each…so grab two.
-- Scott, Irmo SC