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Folding Walkers Converted Into Low-Cost Sawhorses
Old folding walkers can be easily converted into lightweight, low-cost sawhorses that are easy to set up anywhere. I make a stable platform on top by cutting a 1 by 8-in. board to length and then screw on 2 sets of tool holder-type clamps that snap onto the walker tubing alongside the handles.
  When I need a larger working surface, I place two walkers side by side and place a sheet of plywood across them.
  Iíve been using walkers this way for years. Theyíre quick and simple to set up, and they take up less space than sawhorses. Walkers are commonly certified to support a 200-lb. person, but in reality they can probably support much more. Also, adjustable legs on the walkers provide them with stability even on uneven ground. Itís easy to find them at garage sales for $5 or less. (Jerry K., Rochester, Mich.)



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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4