Owner Tutorials - How to build a saw horse
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Owner Tutorials How to make a sawhorse
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This is a quick and easy solution to make a site sawhorse for just about any application. I generally make a set for each project and give them to the owners at the end of the job.
How to make a sawhorse?
Quickly all you do is set the compound miter & bevel to 15 / 15 and all the lengths to 3' cut the top and nail on the braces.
Like I show you below.
Set the bevel and the miter to 15 the top and the bottom on the 3' long legs will each have this compound cut. You can adjust the length I use 3' since I can still reach across a 4x8 sheet with my circ saw at that height, yours may be different.
2 legs / stud and you need 8 legs = 4 studs for the legs
Cut the tops 3' long with and nail them together like I show you in the image at left. Center the on edge 2x4 to on flat. This style of top provides the splay for the legs and strength to the saw horse.
1 top / stud and you need 2 tops = 2 studs for the tops
Bring the legs in 3" and match the 15 angle for the splay, I shoot mine on but screwing them would make them even stronger. I also hold them down a bit for cutting through the top member and not hitting the top of the legs, a half inch or so.
Cut 4 of the "off cuts" at .. yep ...15 and nail them onto the legs for braces. You can take your time and measure the height if you wanted to add a cross member as well, I usually don't bother unless I'm adding a lot of weight as they hold well without.
Total studs needed= 6
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