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Old 06-23-2013, 10:02 AM
Josh S. Josh S. is offline
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Default Centipede sawhorse - anybody seen this?

I just ran across this yesterday:

Appears they are crowdfunding the development.

Seems intriguing if the main consideration is portability and easy setup / breakdown. I can't imagine that this will be anywhere near as stable as the MFT (which I am in line to get and looking forward to).

But wondering what you all think? Seems like it could be a decent platform for an old style smart table...
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:32 AM
Lex Lex is offline
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I like it. It looks like the same expanding mechanism used in the "pop top" tent canopies.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:01 PM
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I saw many designs but none to specific target the saw-horses.
the need is there. Material support is most important.

good luck.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:54 AM
Centipede Tools Centipede Tools is offline
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Default Hey Guys!

As we get started with our crowd funding campaign, we can't help but keep an eye out there for our name. We're here to answer any questions you may have and continue the conversation.

As far as how sturdy this is, here is a picture of both of us on the Centipede Tool team on the tiny little DIY prototype sawhorse. Over 500 pounds of man on the 2' x 4' unit. We were nervous putting it under this much stress, but the plywood strained more than the unit did. We breathed a sigh of relief and high fives ensued.

My point is, we're confident it will stand up to some heavy duty use... One of the first things we're planning on doing when production starts up is getting it UL tested so I can be more specific than over 500 pounds of man...

Be sure to watch the video here.

What do you guys think?

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:30 AM
bigjohn1 bigjohn1 is offline
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Good idea but will pass on it. STK works fine.
But I'm sure for the mobile guy this would be a good choice
just looks not made to last a long time to me could be wrong
they show clamps going in but not out wonder why.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:23 PM
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I have been using cheap plastic folding sawhorses for awhile now, and they are not confidence inspiring. I always consider building some nice solid ones, but know I will then have to store them.
Seeing at the compact storage size of these has me interested.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Centipede Tools Centipede Tools is offline
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Default Replies from Centipede

@bigjohn1: We never showed the clamps being removed because it didn't occur to us that would be a deal breaker or perceived as us trying to hide something... Also, the unit shown in the video is entirely made of prototype material, so it wouldn't have been particularly representative of the final components anyway. We have a prototype concept made with printed plastic parts that holds up a couple of overweight guys as shown in the picture. We remain confident of its durability...

@samwe: Thanks for your interest. Let us know if you have any questions.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:17 AM
Derrell Derrell is offline
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What are the final components going to be?
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:09 AM
Centipede Tools Centipede Tools is offline
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Durable molded polymer blend - like power tool housings.

EDIT: The posts/cross beams/assembly rivets are all steel.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:04 AM
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Default Not pushing a product.

I am sensitive to the role I fill here on the forum. I am not a woodworking expert by any measure. I do know that I like the concept of this portable table. I think it needs to be topped with EZ racks and some of the new Smart Table stuff to make it really EZ.
Keep at it guys -- I like to watch guys like Dino get an idea and put it into use.

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