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The Best Sawhorse for Female DIY Enthusiasts
Typically, I'm a bit too girly to be thinking about saw horses. However, since I'm currently helping Mr. Vix build a new front deck, I've had occasion to give thought to some more male oriented items.
It's not the first time.
The last time I had to deal with his saw horses was years ago when he was doing a different project. He had an old metal and wood set that I grew to hate with a passion. Those I remember vividly because I couldn't touch them without hurting myself.
From splinters to pulled muscles, those old saw horses tore me up. They were rough and weighed too much. Every time I had to move them, it was awkward. They were prone to rust on the metal parts and I don't once think I touched the wood parts without getting splinters.
I love these Stanley ones.
They were gifted to us by my mother in law. They don't weigh much at all. They fold up in a snap making it really easy for me to move them around where ever in a flash.
Better still, they are made of a durable plastic. To my female way of thinking, this is fantastic. Plastic means no rust and no splinters. Further, I can hose them down and have them looking like new in minutes.
Mr. Vix had some concerns.
When we first got these, Mr. Vix voiced concern over them being plastic. He was concerned that they might bow and not be strong enough to support the weight often required for DIY projects of larger natures, like the porch we are doing now. (Okay, it's mostly him doing. But, I'm on clean up and assistance so this matters to me).
Before I was able to talk him into gifting our old set to someone else, he insisted on testing the new ones. He placed a piece of plywood across each set, old and new. Then, he jumped on top of it. Literally, the man jumped up and down on it just to see if he could brake it. Typical male behavior.
I was somewhat concerned about what if it did break. I could just see him crashing to the ground, but no. Not a creek. It was great.
Bye bye boo boos.
Out with the old and in with the new. Space is really at a premium around here, so the fact that these Stanley adjustable sawhorses take up less space than the old set that seemed to bite me every time I touched them is just an added bonus.
While I'm not about to go out running to shop for sawhorses and I don't recommend you do either, if you're looking for a set, consider these. They are useful to have around for a variety of projects from building decks and porches to cutting the wood for dog houses, chicken coops and the new picnic table that I really want to build.
Image credits; Poetvix.
Here's a tool Mr. Vix is constantly using on this project.
He recommends it highly. He likes the drill so much, he drove to another town just to get it after his old one was stolen right before we moved. We're out in the boons now. I really appreciate how this thing does not emit the ear piercing screeching noise so bad that other drills do. You still hear it, but it's not as bad.
I have used this a few times myself on things here and there. I like that it's pretty easy, not too loud and does the work for me. I don't have to push much at all. I also like that it's very lightweight.Also very cool is the fact that it's chargeable and no one is chained to a cord.
Do you need some ideas? Want to see a bunch of plans that you can replicate?I love looking through such books for inspiration, tips and new tricks.