Adjustable Steel Sawhorse - 330-Lb. Capacity
The instructions are not helpful. There are no written directions to accompany the diagrams. The parts list shows 6 identical cross pieces; in fact there are two each of three variants, two with adjustable cross braces, two with pegs to fit the cross braces and two for the center support with neither braces or pegs. You have to figure this out for yourself.
My parts bag had three bolts too large for the holes and was missing 3 bolts, 3 nuts and six washers. The braces connecting the "X" s which hold the logs are down at the bottom to keep them out of the way of the saw blade. This makes the sawbuck wobbly when empty but seems to straighten out under the weight of a log. The entire sawbuck is made of channel iron (three sides in cross-section), it would be more sturdy and easier to assemble made from box iron (four sides in cross section). This is not an elegant design but it will do the job for the money.
August 15, 2013
Not easy to assemble, but does it's job well
Not easy to assemble, but once I finished it, it is very good and sturdy. Has been outside in the weather a lot, and no signs of rust. Holds logs very well during cutting with my chainsaw.
April 23, 2013
Wood Cutting Helper
This product is really helpful in getting some long logs cut to size. Saves your back form having to bend over. Instructions aren't very clear but assemble is easy to figure out. This product works great n cutting up smaller wood under 10 inches. Just drop them all in and cut all at once.
April 23, 2013
Adj steel sawhorse
-Product should have been listed as shipped KD
-Instructions were poorly presented, difficult to read w/o as magnifying glass and light
-Assorted Fasteners (about 50) were all dumped together in one baggy
-Need a table, light, and +30 minutes to assemble
-Since I am partially disabled I probably will never get it assembled
It appears to be adequate to handle 4-5" diameter branches/small trunks
April 3, 2013
The item will do its job as listed but the instructions are as about as bad as I have ever seen they give no guidance what so ever. They are in one word useless its to bad the item is not bad and worked pretty well if I was to buy this again I would have second thoughts about it knowing what I know now...
March 24, 2013
Hard to put together !
As was mentioned in other reviews, the instructions to this item are terrible, and it's better off to go by the picture. Even when assembled correctly ( I think ! ), it is still somewhat flimsy and wobbly. I have only used it with branches, not 10" circumference logs, but it seems to work ok for that. Crossbars on this item are very poorly thought out: they should be flat at the ends to mesh with the horizontal bars. I would have definitely paid extra to have this item assembled and folded flat to ship. I can see why it's always on sale !
November 18, 2012
Extremely Poor Instructions- FRUSTRATION
What should take 10 minutes to put together took me over 2 hours! This is the worst instuctions I've ever seen, PLUS the nuts are locking so, you can bearly get them started onto the bolt.
The price is very good, maybe a good weekend product - but not a long term solution.
I would CHALLENGE Northern Tool to have an employee set one up and time them.
November 7, 2012
The product that I ordered is not worth the money. It is flemsy and not easy to put together. Waste of my money and time.
October 8, 2012
Worth the price
I cut, split, and burn about 6 cords of wood each year. I try to use as much of the tree as I can, and often wind up having to deal with quite a bit of 2-4" branch. This sawhorse has proven a back saver by allowing me to cut at a comfortable height.
Key features for me - Sturdy! Once assembled, the sawhorse is strong and stable. Lightweight - easy to throw in the trailer to take to the tree. Safe! The jaws hold the wood securely as long as you have the horse adjusted correctly - so much better than trying to use my feet like hands. And versitile! The legs are not equally spaced, so you can cut to the length you want instead of working around the tool.
Now if only I could make it cut the wood for me....
May 7, 2012
sturdy enough for elm logs
ive used mine to hold three 90+ pound wet elm logs at the same time and cut all three no problem the teeth on the sides work great and it wasnt a problem to assemble i just used the pic on the package
January 16, 2012