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  • #367514

    I just came across a link to this on a different forum and it looks pretty slick. Anyone have one? Not too expensive…I just might buy one and try it. Very innovative and compact.

    http://centipedetool.com/centipede-portable-work-system/

    Orange County, CA

    #367520
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Very innovative and compact.

    But how durable are they. They just look too fragile for jobsite use. Bend or break one component, and the thing is basically landfill material.

    I’ve seen them introduced years ago, but have never heard of any long term feedback on them. Has anybody here got one or ever had one?

    #367533

    years ago

    I thought it was started via a kickstarter maybe 1-2 years ago, but maybe it has been around longer.

    It could be nice to use with a sheet of foam on top for quick setup… I think some people were uncertain about how it would do on uneven surfaces, but I never heard any updates

    John S

    #367537

    I think these look pretty durable. It is steel struts. There is a video that shows corner bending and it springs right back. It had crowd funding in 2013 but it looks like the launch just happened this year.

    Orange County, CA

    #367538
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Scot, I like it. Thank you for posting. Not too expensive really. amazon has them for $165 for the 4X8′ and $90 for the 2X4′ They look handy to me.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #367539
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Yeah I saw this on kickstarter reminds me of those pop up tents and I s unsure of having that many moving parts. Who knows if one part does go kaput.

    #367544
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I think these look pretty durable. It is steel struts. There is a video that shows corner bending and it springs right back. It had crowd funding in 2013 but it looks like the launch just happened this year.

    Didn’t realize they’d only been out physically so recently. Knew it had been a while since I first saw them on forums, but didn’t recall it was a kickstart effort.

    I just watched the video. Still looks like disposable junk to me.

    #367545

    Pretty neat. Reminds me of lawn chairs like these.

    I’ve never had a lawn chair break on me. The cloth part fails but the frame itself has never failed.

    #367568

    Scot, I like it. Thank you for posting. Not too expensive really. amazon has them for $165 for the 4X8′ and $90 for the 2X4′ They look handy to me.

    They are cheaper at Lowes and HD – I think HD has the smaller one for $49 and Lowes has the larger unit for $109.

    Orange County, CA

    #367578

    I think these look pretty durable. It is steel struts. There is a video that shows corner bending and it springs right back. It had crowd funding in 2013 but it looks like the launch just happened this year.

    Didn’t realize they’d only been out physically so recently. Knew it had been a while since I first saw them on forums, but didn’t recall it was a kickstart effort.

    I just watched the video. Still looks like disposable junk to me.

    Yeah – might be the case. I think I might try one anyway and see or at least look at them in a store to see. It is supposed to support 1,500 or 3,000 pounds, folds up pretty easily and looks like it does a good job from the videos I have seen.

    Orange County, CA

    #367579
    gomoto69
    Pro
    salmon arm, bc

    Hard to say, they don’t look very strong but could be i guess if good quality materials are used. I didn’t see any mention of a warranty, that’s usually a good indicator of whether the company believes in their product, or at least get your money back if you don’t like it

    #367647

    I hadn’t seen this setup before. Obviously, it would be a very light and portable setup. I would question the durability too. Buying from Lowes or HD would make a return easier if it didn’t work out. @MrToolJunkie, pick one up and let us know how it works. 🙂

    #367655
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    That’s a cool design. I could see it working really well on a floor but maybe not so well on uneven ground. I don’t think the durability would be an issue for me since I’m pretty easy on stuff anyway with the work I do so it may be something that would work. If anyone tries one out I’m interested to see what you think.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #367669
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I Like the concept but they do look spindly to me. I might feel different if I saw one in person and got to “lay hands” on it. I haven’t had that chance yet.

    #367676
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I think these look pretty durable. It is steel struts. There is a video that shows corner bending and it springs right back. It had crowd funding in 2013 but it looks like the launch just happened this year.

    Didn’t realize they’d only been out physically so recently. Knew it had been a while since I first saw them on forums, but didn’t recall it was a kickstart effort.

    I just watched the video. Still looks like disposable junk to me.

    Yeah – might be the case. I think I might try one anyway and see or at least look at them in a store to see. It is supposed to support 1,500 or 3,000 pounds, folds up pretty easily and looks like it does a good job from the videos I have seen.

    Could maybe be handy for stacking wood of shet goods off the ground. Startin’ to rethink this a bit although I am still concerned with how durable they are.

    Now I’m thinking they might be handy for a spray painting job I want to undertake.

    Thing is, I don’t believe they are selling them in Canada anywhere yet.

    #367694
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Thing is, I don’t believe they are selling them in Canada anywhere yet.

    Corection, the smaller one is available at Home Hardware stores here in Canada.

    http://homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Tools/Hand-Tools/Workshop-Org/Benches-Stands/Sawhorses-Brackets/2-x-4-Heavy-Duty-Portable-Folding-Sawhorse/_/N-2pqfZ67l/Ne-67n/Ntk-All_EN/R-I1080660?Ntt=centipede

    You can also sign up to get notifications from Centipede about product release locations specific to you here….

    http://centipedetool.com/centipede-launch-notification-list/

    I also found another video on them some guy made. They look awful flimsy, but now I think I might get a couple of them after all.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUqTxcy_QQ

    Here’s another one where the guy is using it outdoors on the grass.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C2GM-VS069o

    I just bought two of them for store pickup. I’ll let you guys know what I think. Wish they carried the larger one instead.

    I’m such a sucker for new toys/gadgets!

    Damn you MrToolJunkie/Scot! 😉

    #367722

    Oddly enough I saw one of these at a local farmers market today. A vendor had a ton of ceramic plates, bowels he’d made laid out on it. I asked him and he said he’d just bought it at Lowes a few weeks ago and that that he really like it.

    #367728
    amulder
    Pro
    London, ON

    Pretty neat. Reminds me of lawn chairs like these.

    I’ve never had a lawn chair break on me. The cloth part fails but the frame itself has never failed.

    Wow, my experience is pretty different to yours. These things are cheaply made and I see them in the trash all the time. Practically every single time we go to the beach we see a few of these in the trash on the way out.

    www.wordsnwood.com

    #367729

    Thing is, I don’t believe they are selling them in Canada anywhere yet.

    Corection, the smaller one is available at Home Hardware stores here in Canada.

    http://homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Tools/Hand-Tools/Workshop-Org/Benches-Stands/Sawhorses-Brackets/2-x-4-Heavy-Duty-Portable-Folding-Sawhorse/_/N-2pqfZ67l/Ne-67n/Ntk-All_EN/R-I1080660?Ntt=centipede

    You can also sign up to get notifications from Centipede about product release locations specific to you here….

    http://centipedetool.com/centipede-launch-notification-list/

    I also found another video on them some guy made. They look awful flimsy, but now I think I might get a couple of them after all.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUqTxcy_QQ

    Here’s another one where the guy is using it outdoors on the grass.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C2GM-VS069o

    I just bought two of them for store pickup. I’ll let you guys know what I think. Wish they carried the larger one instead.

    I’m such a sucker for new toys/gadgets!

    Damn you MrToolJunkie/Scot! 😉

    I just noticed that the back left corner of the saw horse in this video looks broken. or at least disconnected from the frame.

    #367746
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I just noticed that the back left corner of the saw horse in this video looks broken. or at least disconnected from the frame.

    I had noticed that as well. Not sure if it is in fact broken though?

    I did find a pretty decent review here on the Lowes site from this guy:

    http://ugc.lowes.com/profiles/0534/1197473683/profile.htm

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