Kreg has come out with a new work support solution to compliment their Mobile Project Center, the Track Horse. Two of these souped-up steel and aluminum sawhorses can support up to 2200 lbs.
The folding adjustable legs can be set to six different positions:
- 31.65″ (Mobile Project Center height)
Why do all the heights end in 0.65″? I’m guessing that with a 3/8″ (nominal 0.34″) sheet of plywood on top, that brings the height to an even number of inches.
When the legs are folded under the Track Horse for storage, it can also be rested on the floor to give you support at 6.63″ high.
The track on top of the sawhorse accepts Kreg Bench Clamps or bushings. The included bushings allow you to attach a sacrificial surface to protect the aluminum track from damage while sawing. Keyhole slots for Bench Clamps on the end of horses allow for vertical clamping.
Also on the side of the horses are slots for the same 2×4 supports as the Mobile Project center. These supports allow two Track Horses or a Track Horse with a Mobile Project Center to be spanned with 2x4s to make a stable work surface.
There’s a lip on the side of the track extrusion that works in conjunction with the 2×4 brackets to hold a 3/4″ sheet of plywood flush with the top of the track. The flush plywood top gives the Bench Clamp an expanded clamping surface.
The Kreg Track Horse will come with a single 3″ bench clamp, 2 support brackets, and 2 track bushings with screws. US pricing will be $120. Kreg was also nice enough to list pricing for our Canadian friends at C$160.
The only place I’ve seen it listed so far is Peachtree Woodworking Supply where they are taking pre-orders and offer free shipping. They say it’ll ship the second week of August 2018.
Available: August 2018
Here’s the Promotional Video from Kreg:
When I first spotted the Track Horse, I was wondering if Kreg was coming out with a miter saw stand. It certainly looks similar, or maybe miter saw stands are starting to look a lot more like sawhorses. The only real appreciable differences are the extendable work supports and the removable miter saw clamps.
In several photos they show it being used with the Mobile Project Center, but at a $120 it’s only a $30 difference. At that point why not get another Mobile Project Center, other than maybe space considerations? I suppose the adjustable height might be handy in some situations.
I haven’t purchased or received a sample of the Mobile Project Center mainly due to space constraints, but I’ve spent a bit of time playing with one at a store and I was impressed at the both the build quality and how stable it was for a portable table. In my experience most of Kreg’s products are well thought out and built well — I expect no less from the Track Horse.