ATLANTA — Israel-based Zag Industries Ltd. introduced what it calls the world's first sawhorse that can be adjusted for both height and width.
Zag is a division of Stanley Works of New Britain, Conn. Zag said the user quickly adjusts the sawhorse in height from 30 inches to 37 inches and in width from 29 inches to 47 inches. When work is completed, the sawhorse folds down to a width of just 2 inches, so it can be easily stored in a pickup truck.
"In two seconds you get a heavy-duty workbench," said Guy Itzkovitch, category manager for tool storage and sawhorses at Zag USA Inc. in Fort Lee, N.J.
Zag manufacturers the sawhorse in Israel, injection molding several resins, including polypropylene and acetal. Some load-bearing parts are molded from resins reinforced with glass fibers, according to Itzkovitch.
Stanley Works sells the Zag sawhorse exclusively through Home Depot stores, with a suggested retail price of $30.
The sawhorse won the 2000 Good Design Award from the Chicago Anthenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
Another new product from Zag is the Load n' Roll tool storage chest.
An arm extends to turn the tool chest into a hand truck for carrying other containers, which is secured with bungee cords.
"Through our research, we have watched professionals struggle with tool and lunch boxes stacked on top of dollies, and this system addresses that directly," Itzkovitch said.
The Load n' Roll is sold at Home Depot and Sears stores, with a $35 suggested retail price.
Zag is based in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel. It runs several molding plants in Israel.