One of the biggest challenges facing DIY homeowners is having enough space to set up tools and materials when working on home-improvement projects, home repairs and various hobbies and crafts. This is especially true for anyone living in an apartment, town home, condominium, or house without a garage, basement or other usable space.
Fortunately there’s a viable solution to the lack of working space. WORX has a collection of power tools and accessories that are compact, collapsible, versatile, and small in size, but big on performance. Here’s a detailed look at six such WORX products that are perfectly suited for even the tiniest spaces.
Pegasus Folding Work Table and Sawhorse
Pegasus is a multi-functional worktable that quickly transforms into a super-strong sawhorse. And best of all, it collapses into a compact 5 in. x 25 in. x 35 in. for easy storage. Constructed primarily out of super-resilient nylon composite, Pegasus weighs just 30 lbs. Yet, it has a worktable load capacity of 300 lbs., and with its wings folded down into the sawhorse mode (below) it supports an impressive 1,000 lbs.
BladeRunnner Portable Tabletop Saw
This cleverly designed bench-top saw is one of the smallest, yet most versatile saws available anywhere. BladeRunner accepts standard T-shank jigsaw blades and can perform a wide variety of cuts, including rips, crosscuts, miters and scroll cuts. When fitted with the appropriate blade, it’ll slice through wood (up to 1? in. thick), plywood, PVC pipe, acrylic plastic, steel, aluminum, even ceramic tile. It weighs just 15 lbs. and has a saw table that’s about 16 in. wide x 17 in. long. And you can buy optional wall-mount brackets for conveniently storing the BladeRunner when it’s not in use.
The Aerocart is unlike any wheelbarrow you’ve ever seen. It features two tires for rock-solid stability, extra-long handles for superior leverage, and a durable 3-cu.-ft. steel tub that places the center of gravity directly over the wheels. As a result, you can move heavy, even uneven loads with ease. Tests have shown that transporting 200 lbs. in the Aerocart requires as much effort as moving a 17-lb. load. The Aerocart is a wheelbarrow, yes, but that’s not all: At the base of its steel tub is a 6-in.-wide fold-down platform that converts the Aerocart into a hand truck. And because the cart’s wheelbase is only 23 in. wide, you can easily roll down hallways and through most doorways. There are many WORX accessories available for transforming the Aerocart into other labor-saving devices, including firewood carrier, four-wheel yard wagon, rock mover, leaf-bag holder, even a manual snowplow.
The JawHorse is a three-legged sawhorse that’s ruggedly built out of steel. It can support up to 440 lbs. and the legs fold flat for easy transport and storage. There’s even a built-in roller that allows you to easily wheel the collapsed JawHorse in and out of the house. It features a foot-operated vise that exerts one ton of clamping force. Simply set the workpiece between the padded vise jaws and then pump the foot petal to tighten the vise. The JawHorse is particularly useful when working on large, unwieldy objects, such as doors, chairs, cabinets, tables, even bicycles.
Sidekick Portable Work Table
The Sidekick is a super-versatile, lightweight, collapsible table that can be used anywhere you need a stable, flat work surface, including in the garage, backyard, or out on the deck, patio or driveway. It’s also handy to bring along to the beach, campsite, sporting events and backyard cookouts. The Sidekick has a 24-in.-sq. top, stands 32 in. tall, and weighs just 12 lbs. Yet, it can support up to 300 lbs. And in just seconds, the Sidekick collapses down into a compact, easy-carry package (below).
Lawnmowers take up an inordinate amount of space and are difficult to store out of the way. That is, with one exception: The WORX 40-volt Power Share 14 in. Lawnmower has a folding, collapsible handle that allows you to tuck the mower under a table, hang it on a wall, or place it on a shelf (below). And since it’s powered by two 20-volt lithium-ion batteries, there’s no fear of spilling fuel when you store it away. Other features include a 14-in.-wide mowing deck, adjustable cutting heights, quick-connect collection bag, and the ability to switch between cutting and mulching grass clippings.