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Could be the perfect product.
on 20 January 2014
This is almost the perfect tool. Sturdy, well made, no burrs or poorly made parts. However - I can't give it five stars as it has two faults. One small, one massive.
Small fault - it's too short!! After a good session with my chainsaw my lower back was killing, I am now building a platform to put it on. Think I may just have to live with this one as anyone over 6 foot will.
Large fault - the nuts that hold the bracing parts at the bottom - just standard nuts - no locking washers or anything. Within 20 minutes of use, the vibration shook them undone and off. My log went sideways along with the right hand trestle, and I was left hunting through sawdust for missing bits of metal!!!
After a quick trip to B&Q I upgraded mine with locking nuts (the ones with a plastic ring inside). Problem solved - I can now use it for hours on end without the risk of it collapsing on me. Such a simple and cheap addition - you'd think it would have at least failed a safety test at manufacturing level and they'd have done this upgrade themselves. Perhaps if they read this they will....