Title:
Versatile saw horse having dual setup orientations
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A versatile saw horse having dual setup orientations for use by a tradesperson is disclosed. The saw horse includes a hinged structure which provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse, where the hinged structure has a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge. First and second legs laterally extend from the first hinged member, and third and fourth legs laterally extend from the second hinged member. A first side leg laterally extends from the first leg, a second side leg laterally extends from the third leg, and at least a third side leg laterally extends from the hinged structure. In a first setup orientation of the saw horse, the first, second, third, and fourth legs have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface. In a second setup orientation of the saw horse, the first, second, and third side legs also have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface. A side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs together define a plane for an alternative working platform. The saw horse further includes hook, bracket, and slotted components for carrying carpenter tools for easy access.



Inventors:
Hayes, James (Orland Park, IL, US)
Application Number:
11/317753
Publication Date:
06/29/2006
Filing Date:
12/23/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04G1/34
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Primary Examiner:
CHIN-SHUE, ALVIN CONSTANTINE
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JOHN J. OSKOREP (CHICAGO, IL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A saw horse having a first setup orientation and a second setup orientation, the saw horse comprising: a hinged structure which provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse; the hinged structure having a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge; a first leg laterally extending from the first hinged member; a second leg laterally extending from the first hinged member; a third leg laterally extending from the second hinged member; a fourth leg laterally extending from the second hinged member; the first, second, third, and fourth legs having support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface in the first setup orientation; a first side leg laterally extending from the first leg; a second side leg laterally extending from the third leg; at least a third side leg laterally extending from the hinged structure; and the first, second, and third side legs having support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface in the second setup orientation.

2. The saw horse of claim 1 wherein, in the second setup orientation, the saw horse is rotated 90° out-of-position from the first setup orientation.

3. The saw horse of claim 1, wherein the first and second legs extend perpendicularly from the first hinged member and the third and fourth legs extend perpendicularly from the second hinged member.

4. The saw horse of claim 1, wherein the first side leg extends perpendicularly from the first leg and the second side leg extends perpendicularly from the third leg.

5. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a first connecting member extending between the first and the second legs; and a second connecting member extending between the third and the fourth legs.

6. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a first connecting member extending between the first and the second legs; a second connecting member extending between the third and the fourth legs; the first leg extending from the first connecting member; and the second leg extending from the second connecting member.

7. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a first connecting member extending between the first and the second legs; a second connecting member extending between the third and the fourth legs; the first side leg extending from and integrally formed with the first connecting member; and the second side leg extending from and integrally formed with the second connecting member.

8. The saw horse of claim 1, wherein the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs comprise planar surfaces which together define a plane for the stable support of the saw horse over the planar support surface in the second setup orientation.

9. The saw horse of claim 1, wherein the at least third side leg comprises a third side leg and a fourth side leg.

10. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: the at least third side leg comprising a third side leg extending from the first hinged member and a fourth side leg extending from the second hinged member; the first, second, third, and four side legs having support ends configured to provide the stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface in the second setup orientation.

11. The saw horse of claim 1, wherein the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs comprise planar surfaces which together define a plane for the stable support of the saw horse over the planar support surface in the second setup orientation.

12. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs; and the side opposite the support ends being configured to provide stable support of a planar table top in the second setup orientation.

13. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs; and the side opposite the support ends comprising planar surfaces which together define a plane for stable support of a planar table top in the second setup orientation.

14. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a first connecting member extending between the first and the second legs; a second connecting member extending between the third and the fourth legs; wherein sides of the hinged structure, the first connecting member, and the second connecting member comprise planar surfaces which together define a plane.

15. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a first connecting member extending between the first and the second legs; a second connecting member extending between the third and the fourth legs; wherein sides of the hinged structure, the first connecting member, and the second connecting member comprise planar surfaces which together define a plane for stable support of a planar table top in the second setup orientation.

16. The saw horse of claim 1, wherein each one of the first, the second, and the third side legs has a length of between 1-12 inches.

17. The saw horse of claim 1, being made of wood.

18. The saw horse of claim 1, being made of a hardened plastic.

19. The saw horse of claim 1, further comprising: a resilient bracket component for carrying a hammer; at least three hook components for carrying a carpenter's square; at least two hook components for carrying a level; and at least one slotted component for carrying a tape measure.

20. A saw horse having a first setup orientation and a second setup orientation that is a 90° rotation of the saw horse in the first setup orientation, the saw horse comprising: a hinged structure which provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse; the hinged structure having a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge; a first leg perpendicularly extending from the first hinged member; a second leg perpendicularly extending from the first hinged member; a third leg perpendicularly extending from the second hinged member; a fourth leg perpendicularly extending from the second hinged member; the first, second, third, and fourth legs having support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface in the first setup orientation; a first connecting brace connected between the first and the second legs; a second connecting brace connected between the third and the fourth legs; a first side leg integrally formed with the first connecting brace and perpendicularly extending from the first leg; a second side leg integrally formed with the second connecting brace and perpendicularly extending from the third leg; at least a third side leg integrally formed with and extending from at least one of the first and the second hinged members; the first, second, and third side legs having support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface in the second setup orientation; and a side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs together defining a plane for an alternative working platform for the saw horse.

21. A saw horse comprising: a hinged structure which provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse; the hinged structure having a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge; a first leg laterally extending from the first hinged member; a second leg laterally extending from the first hinged member; a third leg laterally extending from the second hinged member; a fourth leg laterally extending from the second hinged member; the first, second, third, and fourth legs having support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface in the first setup orientation; and at least one component for carrying a tradesperson's tool.

22. The saw horse of claim 21, wherein the at least one component comprises at least two hook components for carrying a carpenter's square.

23. The saw horse of claim 21, wherein the at least one component comprises a resilient bracket for carrying a hammer.

24. The saw horse of claim 21, wherein the at least one component comprises at least two hook components for carrying a level.

25. The saw horse of claim 21, wherein the at least one component comprises at least two hook components for carrying a saw.

26. The saw horse of claim 21, wherein the at least one component comprise: at least two hook components for carrying a carpenter's square; a resilient bracket for carrying a hammer; at least two hook components for carrying a level; at least two hook components for carrying a saw; and at least one slotted component for carrying a tape measure.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/639,889 entitled “Versatile Saw Horse Having Dual Setup Orientations” and filed on 29 Dec. 2003.

BACKGROUND

1. Field of the Application

The present application relates generally to saw horses, and more particularly to versatile saw horses having dual setup orientations for use by tradespersons such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, or amateurs.

2. Description of the Related Art

What are needed are saw horses configured to provide for more versatility and flexibility to tradespersons (e.g. carpenters, plumbers, electricians, or even amateurs) so as to overcome deficiencies of conventional saw horses.

SUMMARY

A versatile saw horse of the present application has dual setup orientations for a tradesperson's use. The saw horse includes a hinged structure which provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse, where the hinged structure has a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge. First and second legs laterally extend from the first hinged member, and third and fourth legs laterally extend from the second hinged member. A first side leg laterally extends from the first leg, a second side leg laterally extends from the third leg, and at least a third side leg laterally extends from the hinged structure. In a first setup orientation of the saw horse, the first, second, third, and fourth legs have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface. In a second setup orientation of the saw horse, the first, second, and third side legs also have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface. A side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs defines a plane for an alternative working platform for the tradesperson. The saw horse further includes hook, bracket, and slotted components for carrying tools for easy access by the tradesperson.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Embodiments of present application will now be described by way of example with reference to attached figures, wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a saw horse having dual setup orientations, as well as open and closed positions provided by a hinged structure, wherein in FIG. 1 the saw horse is shown in a first setup orientation in the open position;

FIG. 2 is another perspective view of the saw horse which is setup in the first setup orientation;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the saw horse which is setup in the first setup orientation;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the saw horse which is in the closed position;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the saw horse which is setup in a second setup orientation which is a 90° rotation of the saw horse from the first setup orientation;

FIG. 6 is a rear view of the saw horse which is setup in the second setup orientation;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the saw horse in the first setup orientation showing various tradesperson (e.g. carpenter) tools carried thereon by bracket, hook, and slotted components of the saw horse;

FIG. 8 is another perspective view of the saw horse in the second setup orientation showing the various tools carried thereon by the bracket, hook and slotted components;

FIG. 9 is a rear elevational view of the saw horse, showing exemplary dimensions thereof; and

FIG. 10 is a right side elevational view of the saw horse, showing the exemplary dimensions thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

A versatile saw horse of the present application has dual setup orientations for use by a tradesperson (e.g. a carpenter, plumber, electrician, or amateur). The saw horse includes a hinged structure which provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse, where the hinged structure has a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge. First and second legs laterally extend from the first hinged member, and third and fourth legs laterally extend from the second hinged member. A first side leg laterally extends from the first leg, a second side leg laterally extends from the third leg, and at least a third side leg laterally extends from the hinged structure. In a first setup orientation of the saw horse, the first, second, third, and fourth legs have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface. In a second setup orientation of the saw horse, the first, second, and third side legs also have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface. A side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs defines a plane for an alternative working platform for the tradesperson. The saw horse further includes hook, bracket, and slotted components for carrying tools for easy access by the tradesperson.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a saw horse 100 for a tradesperson (e.g. a carpenter, plumber, electrician, or even an amateur). Saw horse 100 has first and second setup orientations, as well as open and closed positions provided by a hinged structure. In FIG. 1, saw horse 100 is shown in the first setup orientation in the open position. FIG. 2 is another perspective view of saw horse 100 setup in the first setup orientation, and FIG. 3 is a rear view of saw horse 100 setup in the first setup orientation. FIG. 4 is a perspective view of saw horse 100 which is in the closed position provided by the hinged structure. On the other hand, FIG. 5 is a perspective view of saw horse 100 setup in the second setup orientation which is a 90° rotation of saw horse 100 from the first setup orientation. FIG. 6 is a rear view of saw horse 100 setup in the second setup orientation.

As shown in FIG. 1 and the other drawings, saw horse 100 includes a hinged structure having a first hinged member 110 connected to a second hinged member 112 by a hinge 114. The hinged structure provides for the open and closed positions of saw horse 100. Saw horse 100 has a first setup orientation (FIGS. 1-3) and a second setup orientation (FIGS. 5-6) that is a 90° rotation of saw horse 100 in the first setup orientation. In the present embodiment, the hinged structure is about 32 inches.

In particular, saw horse 100 includes a first leg 102 laterally extending from first hinged member 110, a second leg 104 laterally extending from first hinged member 110, a third leg 106 laterally extending from second hinged member 112, and a fourth leg 108 laterally extending from second hinged member 112 as shown. Each one of legs 102, 104, 106, and 108 have the same length and, in this embodiment, the length is about 29 inches. As apparent, first, second, third, and fourth legs 102, 104, 106, and 108 have bottoms (i.e. support ends) configured to provide a stable support for saw horse 100 over a planar support surface in the first setup orientation. The distance between first and second legs 102 and 104 and the distance between third and fourth legs 106 and 108 are preferably between about 24-48 inches. Note that saw horse 100 includes a first hinged stop 122 connected between first leg 102 and third leg 106, as well as a second hinged stop 124 connected between second leg 104 and fourth leg 108. First and second hinged stops 122 and 124 serve to “stop” and fix saw horse 100 in the open position when the hinged structure is used to open saw horse 100 from the closed position. When setup in the first setup orientation, saw horse 100 is in the open position.

When saw horse 100 is in the first setup orientation, a top surface 116 opposite the bottom support ends of first, second, third, and fourth legs 102, 104, 106, and 108 is used as a working platform for the tradesperson as is conventional. Top surface 116 of the hinged structure is generally formed as a linear structure. In the first setup orientation, another horse or structure having the same height as saw horse 100 is typically utilized together with saw horse 100 to define a plane over which a piece of wood (e.g. a two-by-four wood piece) or other workpiece may be worked on (e.g. sawed). Note that top surface 116 of the working platform is formed by top coplanar surfaces of both first and second hinged members 110 and 112 and is also planar. In particular, top surface 116 is both planar and parallel with a plane defined by the planar support surface upon which saw horse 100 rests (i.e. the ground). A V-shape or U-shape recess or slot is formed in between the top coplanar surfaces of first and second hinged members 110 and 112. Inside corners of first and second hinged members 110 and 112 form each side of the V or U of the recess (i.e. they are cut to form each side of the V or U). Thus, a workpiece such as a pipe (see FIG. 3) may be situated partially within the recess so as to be held in place, where most of the pipe is exposed. The pipe in FIG. 3 is a 1½ inch pipe, however the V-shape or U-shaped recess may be suitably formed so as to accommodate any size pipe (such as a ½ inch or ¾ inch pipe) or other workpiece.

Also, saw horse 100 includes a first connecting member 118 connected between first and second legs 102 and 104 and a second connecting member 120 connected between third and fourth legs 106 and 108. First and second connecting members 118 and 120 may be referred to as first and second “braces” or “connecting braces” for saw horse 100. In the first setup orientation, these first and second connecting members 118 and 120 are suspended along a bottom of saw horse 100.

To provide for the second setup orientation, saw horse 100 also includes a first side leg 150 laterally extending from first leg 102, a second side leg 152 laterally extending from third leg 106, and at least a third side leg 154/156 laterally extending from the hinged structure. First, second, and third side legs 150, 152, and 154/156 have support ends 158, 160, and 162/164, respectively, which are configured to provide a stable support for saw horse 100 over a planar support surface. See FIGS. 5 and 6. Each leg 150, 152, and 154/156 has the same length, as measured from first and third legs 102 and 106. The length of each leg 150, 152, and 154/156 is preferably between about 1-12 inches. In this embodiment, the length of each leg 150, 152, and 154/156 is about 5 inches.

Preferably, first side leg 150 is integrally formed with first connecting member 118 and perpendicularly extends from first leg 102. Similarly preferably, second side leg 152 is integrally formed with second connecting member 102 and perpendicularly extends from third leg 106. Also preferably, at least a third side leg 154, 156 is integrally formed with and extends from at least one of first and second hinged members 110 and 112.

When saw horse 100 is in the second setup orientation, side opposite support ends 158, 160, 162/164 of first, second, and third side legs 150, 152, and 154/156 provide an alternative working platform for the tradesperson. In this embodiment, side surfaces 202, 204, and 206/208 of connecting member 118, connecting member 120, and first and second hinged members 110 and 112 are coplanar to define a plane which provides the alternative working platform. More specifically, side surfaces 202, 204, and 206/208 of connecting member 118, connecting member 120, and first and second hinged members 110 and 112, respectively, as well as side surfaces of second leg 104 and fourth leg 108, are coplanar to define this plane. Note that the plane of the alternative working platform is parallel with the plane defined by the planar support surface upon which saw horse 100 rests in the second setup orientation (i.e. the ground).

In one example of use for the alternative working platform, the plane defined by the side of saw horse 100 provides a stable support for a planar table top 504 (see FIGS. 5-6) in the second setup orientation. This planar table top 504 may support several different tools or workpieces to be crafted and, as shown in FIGS. 5-6, may support a tool 502 such as an electrical saw. In another example of use for the alternative working platform, a piece of wood (e.g. a two-by-four wood piece) or other workpiece may be supported by the sides of first and third legs 104 and 108 (without planar table top 504) for sawing or other tradesperson work. As apparent, in the second setup orientation, no other horse or structure is needed in combination with saw horse 100 for the saw horse to be utilized effectively; the alternative working platform in the second setup orientation is useful by itself. See also in FIG. 6 an open space provided underneath planar table top 504 within which the tradesperson may utilize to position his/her body (e.g. leg or legs) for comfortable use.

Note that with a suitable length for the side legs 150, 152, and 154/156 (e.g. 5 inches), in combination with the relative size of the structure in general, saw horse 100 is configured to remain balanced (at least substantially) in an intermediate tipped position between the first and the second setup orientations. The intermediate tipped position is where saw horse 100 is supported by the inside corners of first and third legs 102 and 106 and first and second side legs 150 and 152. This intermediate tipped position of saw horse 100 is used as a convenient intermediate positioning point when the tradesperson is positioning saw horse 100 between the first and the second setup orientations. FIG. 9 is a rear elevational view of the saw horse, showing exemplary dimensions thereof, and FIG. 10 is a right side elevational view of the saw horse, showing the exemplary dimensions thereof.

In the present embodiment, saw horse 100 is primarily made of wood. Metal components of saw horse 100 may include hinge 114 and hinged stops 122 and 124. Alternatively, saw horse 100 may be made of a hardened plastic material. With hardened plastic material, many or all of the members of saw horse 100 may be integrally formed together. Hinge 114 may be alternatively made of the hardened plastic material and integrally combined with first and second hinged members 110 and 112.

In this embodiment, first connecting member 118 and first side leg 150 are made of a single member of wood. Also, second connecting member 120 and second side leg 152 are made of a single member of wood. Finally, the at least third side leg 154, 156 is made of a third side leg 154 and a fourth side leg 156, where first hinged member 110 and third side leg 154 are made of a single member of wood and second hinged member 110 and fourth side leg 156 are made of a single member of wood. Again, although these single members are shown and described as single members of wood, they may alternatively be single integrally formed members of hardened plastic or other suitable material.

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of saw horse 100 in the first setup orientation showing various tradesperson tools (e.g. carpenter tools) carried thereon by bracket, hook, and slotted components of saw horse 100. FIG. 8 is another perspective view of saw horse 100 in the second setup orientation showing the various tools carried thereon by the bracket, hook and slotted components. As shown, saw horse 100 has a resilient bracket component 706 for carrying a hammer, at least three hook components 708, 710, and 712 for carrying a carpenter's square, at least two hook components 702 and 704 for carrying a level, at least one slotted component 714 for carrying a tape measure, at least two hook components 720 and 722 for carrying a saw, at least two hook components 716 and 718 for carrying another carpenter's square, and a hole 724 formed through the structure for partial insertion of a screwdriver to carry it. The bracket and slotted components are secured to saw horse 100 by any suitable means, such as by nails or screws. The hook components, which may be hooks, or nails/screws partially embedded within saw horse 100, have their own means (threads or nail ends) for securing themselves to saw horse 100.

Resilient bracket component 706 provides a snug-fit grip partially around a handle of the hammer. Slotted component 714 forms a slot which receives a planar clip (e.g. a belt clip) of the tape measure for attachment. The level has two holes formed therethrough through which two hook components 720 and 722 are inserted for attachment. The carpenter's square has edges around which three hooks 708, 710, and 712 hook the square for attachment. The other carpenter's square has a slot formed therethrough through which two hook components 716 and 718 are inserted for attachment. The saw has a first hole formed through its handle and a second hold formed through the saw blade through which hook components 720 and 722 are inserted for attachment. Hole 724 is sized to fit the screwdriver for the partial insertion of the screwdriver. Advantageously, the tools carried by saw horse 100 are easily accessible to the tradesperson.

The carpenter's square that is held by the three hooks 708, 710, and 712 is known as a “try square”. In a try square, a fixed ninety-degree angle is formed by the thin steel blade and the thicker stock, which may alternatively be made of wood. The try is commonly used for checking (that is, “trying”, hence the name) to establish that a cut or joint is true or square. It is also used to mark cutoff lines or as a straightedge to determine whether a board has warped or “cupped”. Try squares come in a range of sizes, with blade lengths varying from two to twenty-four inches depending upon the age of the tool and the purpose it was intended to serve. Machinist's or engineer's try squares are made entirely of metal and are smaller in scale. The try square is typically put to use in the following manner. The tongue is laid flat upon the work piece, then slide the stock flush to the edge of the wood. Because of its thinness, the tongue can be used to scribe an accurate line on the piece to be cut or shaped.

The other carpenter's square that is held by the two hook components 716 and 718 is known as a “measuring square”. Sometimes called a magic square, angle square, or protractor square, this tool functions as a square but is shaped like a triangle. One leg of the triangle has dimensions marked on its face in inches; the other has a raised ridge on the top and bottom to allow it to be abutted to the work piece. The third and longest side of the right triangle, the hypotenuse, has degrees (zero to ninety) marked on it to help in measuring and marking miter cuts. Typically made of cast aluminum, the measuring square serves most of the same purposes as the try square; it can be used to check a cut or joint for square, to mark cutoff lines, or as a straightedge to identify warped or cupped boards. The magic square is also handy as a cutting guide when using a hand-held circular saw. The measuring square is typically available in two sizes. The smaller size is seven inches on a side (the hypotenuse is just under ten inches), while the larger version is twelve by twelve by seventeen inches (actually the precise measurement is 16.97 inches).

Preferably, the components are situated exactly as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, and secure the tools exactly as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8. Note that even in the second setup orientation shown in FIG. 8, the tools remain held in place on saw horse 100. Preferably, all of these components are provided only on one side of saw horse 100 and not on the other side of saw horse 100. With such features and configuration, saw horse 100 may be placed in the closed position (e.g. FIG. 4) with its tools carried thereon and hung upon at least two hooks that are fixedly attached to a wall (i.e. where the hooks are hooked around the hinged structure of saw horse 100). With saw horse 100 hung flush upon the wall, the tools carried by saw horse 100 are still easily accessible to the tradesperson even when saw horse 100 is not in use.

In an alternative embodiment to that shown and described, saw horse 100 is made entirely (or substantially) of hardened molded plastic where the bracket, hook, and slotted components used to hold the tools are made of the same plastic and integrally formed with the main structure of saw horse 100. Thus the bracket, hook, and slotted components are molded into shape from the same horse structure in the same manufacturing process of making the same, with no need for a separate mounting of such components after the saw horse is formed.

Thus, in the most detailed embodiment described, a saw horse for a tradesperson's use has a first setup orientation and a second setup orientation that is a 90° rotation of the saw horse in the first setup orientation. A hinged structure of the saw horse provides an open position and a closed position for the saw horse, where the hinged structure has a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge. First and second legs perpendicularly extend from the first hinged member, and third and fourth legs perpendicularly extend from the second hinged member. In the first setup orientation, the first, second, third, and fourth legs have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over a planar support surface. A first connecting brace is connected between the first and the second legs, and a second connecting brace connected between the third and the fourth legs. A first side leg is integrally formed with the first connecting brace and perpendicularly extends from the first leg. A second side leg is integrally formed with the second connecting brace and perpendicularly extends from the third leg. At least a third side leg is integrally formed with and extends from at least one of the first and the second hinged members. In the second setup orientation, the first, second, and third side legs have support ends configured to provide a stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface. A side opposite the support ends of the first, second, and third side legs defines a plane for an alternative working platform for the carpenter. The saw horse further includes hook, bracket, and slotted components secured thereto for carrying carpenter tools for easy access.

A versatile saw horse of an alternate embodiment also includes the hinged structure which provides the open position and the closed position for the saw horse, where the hinged structure has a first hinged member connected to a second hinged member by a hinge. The first and second legs laterally extend from the first hinged member, and the third and fourth legs laterally extend from the second hinged member. The first, second, third, and fourth legs have support ends configured to provide the stable support for the saw horse over the planar support surface. Advantageously, at least one component for carrying a tradesperson's tool is provided on the saw horse. The at least one component includes one or more of the following: at least two hook components for carrying a carpenter's square; a resilient bracket for carrying a hammer; at least two hook components for carrying a level; at least two hook components for carrying a saw; and at least one slotted component for carrying a tape measure.

The above-described embodiments of the present application are intended to be examples only. Those of skill in the art may effect alterations, modifications and variations to the particular embodiments without departing from the scope of the application. The invention described herein in the recited claims intends to cover and embrace all suitable changes in technology.





 
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