The Centipede Sawhorse Work Support System

A revolution in sawhorse evolution - the ultimate portable work support system that sets up in 3 seconds with no assembly.
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Ed Adkins
Design
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
United States
2 Team Members

Waiting to Exhale...

With support from 293 of the kindest of souls around, we were able to complete a proof-of-concept production run of 410 Centipede Sawhorses in May of 2014. With production quality samples in hand, we are now able to have meaningful discussions with distributors, retailers, investors - anyone that could have an impact on our international product launch. To be honest, we're sitting on some incredible news, but until the deal is sealed, mum's the word. Stay tuned, because the Centipede Sawhorse is coming and it will be here to stay! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM OUR THE EARLY CENTIPEDE SAWHORSE SUPPORTERS

Centipede Sawhorse Kit

DIY Centipede
  • Supports materials and bench or table tops up to 2' x 4'
  • Folds down to 5.75" x 9" for compact transport and storage
  • Includes 4 EA X-Cups, 2 EA Bench Clamps and 1 EA Storage Bag
  • Estimated MSRP: $64.99
   

Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit

DIY Centipede
  • Supports materials and bench or table tops up to 4' x 8'
  • Folds down to 9" x 14" for compact transport and storage
  • Includes 4 EA X-Cups, 4 EA Bench Clamps and 1 EA Storage Bag
  • Estimated MSRP: $124.99
 


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August 15th, 2013

Well, here we are at the end of our crowdfunding campaign. And, in spite of the published fundraising goals, it has been an incredibly successful start for us! Just 60 days ago, there were very few people in the world that knew the Centipede Sawhorse even existed. A lot has changed in those 60 days and there is no stopping us now. The Centipede Sawhorse will soon be in production and it won’t be much longer before they are available in a store near you.

In the 60 days of this campaign, we’ve built up a nifty little resume. It may not be much, but we're pretty proud of what we’ve all accomplished together in such a short time. Thank you to everyone who supported us. It has been amazing!

  • 16,633 views of Centipede Sawhorse related videos on Vimeo and YouTube
  • 479 followers on Twitter
  • 159 friends on Facebook
  • Our campaign has:
    • been on the front page of the design category at Indiegogo since the early days of the campaign
    • over 1,600 likes on Facebook (!)
    • 485 tweets/retweets (and I *know* some are missing)
    • 46 plus ones
    • enough campaign views to make our page view stat “temporarily unavailable” for the last month
    • 9,946 referrals (!)
    • 112 backers purchasing a total of $13,480
      • 78 Centipede Sawhorse Kits
      • 84 Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kits
        • 1 of which will be donated to Habitat for Humanity
    • We will be shipping Centipede Sawhorses to:
      • Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.
      • 35 states and provinces in all

While we’re delighted to see this outpouring of support, the worldwide exposure we got is incredible!

The ingenuity of the Centipede Sawhorse has been recognized by many and now it is only a matter of time before it can speak for itself on job sites and home improvement projects around the world.

Thank you for taking part in the development of this product. We appreciate all that you do for us.

Humbly,

The Centipede Tool Team


Right idea - Right timeCentipede Sawhorse Logo

As the housing market rebounds a seasoned tool inventor is bringing another incredible product idea to market. Described as a revolution in sawhorse evolution, the potential for this product to find its way onto contractor job sites and into garages and workshops is substantial. The first product developed since leaving the corporate world, the inventor is incredibly passionate about this product and you can help make it a reality by pre-ordering a Centipede Sawhorse from the first production run today.

A portion of the profits from the sale of every Centipede Sawhorse in this campaign and beyond will help to fund regular donations of our products to Habitat for Humanity!

Ideal For

  • Ultimate Sawhorse
    • Support thin materials without sagging - Clean cuts, no breaking
    • Includes accessories to hold boards in place - 2 person job becomes easy for 1
  • Job Site Workbench Base
    • Mobile homebase - A place for important stuff and important stuff in its place
    • Multiple work stations - Sawhorse at one end, bench top power tool at the other
    • Working Jig - Affix a jig to temporary bench top for repeatable cuts
  • Compact, Portable Table Base
    • Fast setup and compact transport - Perfect for farmers' market vendors, caterers and tradeshows.
    • Table space anywhere, anytime - Garage sales, potlucks, and space for fixins at the backyard BBQ.

Click here to win one of several FREE Centipede Sawhorse Kits!

Making Sawdust on a Centipede


As Seen On

BoingBoing.net

"The Centipede Sawhorse is a foldable worktable that looks like a great traditional sawhorse replacement."

 

 

"…an interesting and promising new spin on the sawhorse, allowing for cutting, improvised tables, and more, all with compact convenience."

 

 

Lesko Interviews Adkins

"Incredible!" "Wait 'til Home Depot gets a hold of this sucker!"

 

 

 

 

 

ExtremeHowTo.com

"EHT fans, go check out this wonderful new product, read all about this great new sawhorse"



 

"I think the Centipede would make a wonderful workpiece support, and hope the project is fully funded so that the product makes its way to stores."


 

Tool Rank

"The Centipede Sawhorse is a completely unique design that folds up to be compact, yet provides support for a full 4' x 8' sheet with 15 points of contact."

MattsBasementWorkshop.com

"...a revolutionary new sawhorse alternative... The 'Centipede Sawhorse' has a ton of uses both in the shop and out!"

 

Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Magazine

"New interpretation of the sawhorse"

 




The Good Men Project

"A Remarkable Handyman’s Tool... The latest clever invention to seek crowdsourced support... a positive boon to guys who work with wood, siding, or anything that needs to be braced or held in place.

 


About the Centipede Sawhorse

A revolution in sawhorse evolution, the Centipede Sawhorse is the ultimate work support system - A heavy duty portable table base that sets up in 3 seconds with no assembly and folds down into a compact, lightweight unit for easy transport and convenient storage.

Featuring a unique patented steel frame design, the Centipede has many points of contact that can support an incredible amount of weight while keeping even the thinnest sheet material from sagging. Each point of contact is constructed of nested steel tubing that rests directly between the load and the ground for maximum support. Flat steel cross beams are flexible enough to absorb impact yet sturdy enough to keep each point of contact moving in tandem.

Atop each point is a durable molded polymer P-Top that prevents damage to the load, saw blades or the Centipede. In the event of a misguided cut, the replaceable P-Top will prevent the cutting blade from hitting the steel frame of the Centipede. Each P-Top spins 360 degrees to provide maximum positioning flexibility for the included or other accessories.

The Centipede Sawhorse is available in two sizes, the PRO version which supports sheet materials and table tops up to 4’ by 8’ and a DIY version that is 2’ by 4’. Each kit includes Bench Clamps designed to keep materials in place and X-Cups that conveniently accommodate standard 2 x 4 boards for quick cuts.

Features & benefits of the Centipede Sawhorse

Centipede Sawhorse Pro

Intelligent Design

  • Many points of contact
    • Supports thin sheet materials without sagging
    • Heavy overall load capacity
  • Collapsible design
    • Set up and take down in seconds
  • Lightweight and compact
    • Convenient storage and transport
Sturdy Construction

Durable Construction

  • Each post constructed of a nested steel tube
    • Direct support between ground and load
  • Cross beams constructed of flat steel bars
    • Inherent flexibility absorbs impacts
  • Assembled with steel rivets
Molded Polymer P-Top

P-Tops

  • Durable molded polymer top and nut assembly
    • Will not mark project board
    • Avoids cutting blades from hitting the steel frame
  • Replace damaged P-Tops, not the whole unit
  • Spins 360° for accessory positioning convenience
Bench Clamp

Bench Clamps

  • Durable molded polymer construction with soft TPE overmold around the stem
    • Flexibility provides wedged tension for solid grip
    • Holds boards in place for cuts & tabletops for stability
  • Provided in all Centipede Sawhorse Kits and as an accessory - Never go without
X-Cup Board Holder

X-Cups

  • Durable molded polymer construction
    • Holds standard 2 x 4 boards in place
    • Quick cuts without clamps
  • Set up as a traditional saw horse with 2 long points of contact
  • Provided in all Centipede Sawhorse Kits and as an accessory - Never go without

 

Specifications and model comparison

 

Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kit Specs

Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit Specs

 

DIY Centipede

Centipede PRO

Deployed Dimensions

2 feet x 4 feet

Center to Center

4 feet x 8 feet

Center to Center

Deployed Height

30.75 inches

30.75 inches

Folded Dimensions

5.75 inches x 9 inches

9 inches x 14 inches

Folded Height

38 inches

38 inches

Weight

~ 10 pounds

~ 30 pounds

Included X-Cups

4 EA X-Cups

4 EA X-Cups

Included Bench Clamps

2 EA Bench Clamps

4 EA Bench Clamps

At this time, we are unable to provide a specific weight capacity of either unit. We know for a fact that the prototype version of the DIY unit holds well over 500 pounds without the slightest hint of stress, but won't make actual capacity claims until we've had it UL tested.

Setting up the Centipede

Centipede Sawhorse sets up in 3 seconds

Setting up the Centipede takes approximately 3 seconds and requires absolutely no tools. It will come fully assembled and ready to use.

 

 

It will probably take you longer to make your first cut than you did setting up for it! How cool is that?

 

Potential uses of the Centipede

A couple weekends before this campaign started, we met up at the inventor's house to contemplate the prototype unit and how to show its versatility. In a day, we used the Centipede as a:

(Mouseover the links below or check out the gallery tab at the top of this page.)

Other uses we've imagined but didn't have a chance to photograph include:

  • Caterering/potluck/banquet tables
  • Theatrical set designer's best friend
  • Tradeshow displays
  • Campsite table
  • Farmer's and Flea Markets

The Centipede Tool team

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Contact us at info@centipedetool.com

Trust is earned over time. Unfortunately, we don't have that luxury in our relationship with you. It is important to remember that we're not asking for long term investments in our success. We're simply asking you to believe we're up to the task of picking out a capable tooling manufacturer, finding a reliable production facility and placing an order with both. We've already proven the design with an incredibly durable working prototype model and we are confident of this product's success.

Together we have over 30 years of combined experience in bringing hundreds of products from concept to retail markets around the world. Here's a brief outline of our backgrounds to help you share in our confidence.

The Inventor...

With over two decades of experience inventing products in the corporate world that have improved, if not revolutionized the way power tools are used and home projects are completed around the world, Ed is proud to be bringing his favorite invention of all to market.

Ed first started as a machinist where he learned to make all kinds of things with all types of machines and discovered his passion when he invented his first product. After cutting his teeth as a machinist, he became a manufacturing engineer and quickly moved into factory management. Continuing this trajectory of innovation and oversight, he built a few of his own businesses from the ground up and always made himself available to help others cultivate ideas and open businesses of their own. It wasn’t long before Ed accepted a position as the Vice President of R&D at a small hardware company where he was tasked with designing new products, obtaining intellectual property protection, finding and selecting the best factories, supervising tooling development and initial production runs, guiding packaging and marketing materials development and supporting key sales meetings at various retailers around the world.

The Centipede TeamSuffice it to say, Ed is quite savvy at taking his ideas from the drawing board and getting them on shelves in the marketplace by himself. 

...And his trusty sidekick

I am an accomplished marketing manager experienced in bringing hundreds of hardware and specialty chemical products to market in various industrial and retail settings around the world. His focus is on guiding the development of products that exceed consumer expectations while developing programs designed to enhance the profitability of distribution networks and retail outlets. He excels at breaking down technical details to illustrate complex value to all stakeholders throughout the supply chain and maximizing satisfaction at every level.

Complementary skills, extraordinary results

We have the fundamentals in place to have an impact on job sites and home projects everywhere. The Centipede Sawhorse is truly a unique approach to an age old tool and we are extremely excited and prepared to work tirelessly in making this technology available to those who share our perception of its unique value.

Why we're crowd funding

crowd funding

Lets not beat around the bush. We're asking you to support our efforts and now is no time to be coy. Here's the deal:

If our savings accounts matched our perseverence, the first time you saw this product would have been on the shelves of your local hardware store or in a late night infomercial. However, we're working men with families to support and we simply don't have the kind of cash it would take to get this project off the ground ourselves.

What we've done so far

Don't get us wrong, we've already got plenty of skin in the game just to prove the concept to ourselves. We're already financially committed to this project in a significant way and have made some key initial investments:

  • This product is already utility patent protected.
  • The unit used in the photos and video is a prototype unit. In fact, it is the second prototype as we have actually been working on this for quite some time and made a number of key improvements to the design.
  • We're creative, but we're not artistic and needed help creating the logo and introductory video that explains the ingenuity of this product better than our words and pictures can.

CSH Launch Timeline

What we've yet to do

This crowd funding campaign will help us to meet our primary phase one goals.

  • Phase One
    • Sign enough backers to meet first production run minimums
    • Finalize factory audits and select manufacturing partner
    • Build tooling/fixtures and oversee production start
    • Packaging/distribution to Indiegogo backers
  • Phase Two
    • Point of purchase readiness
      • Merchandising for compelling in-store presence
      • Packaging, UPC, consumer protection
    • Promotion
      • Arrange online retail presence
      • Demonstration units distributed
    • Laboratory testing/load rating

Phases three and above include developing additional accessories based on the core technology, sales expenses, and continued promotion. The more backers we get at every stage help us to accomplish our goals more quickly and without timeline interruption. Every pre-order counts and we need your help to build and maintain forward momentum.

What you'll get

DIY or PRO Centipede Sawhorse

We're not ones to ask for handouts and other than our cute $10 perk, we're not accepting donations. All we're doing here is selling units from the first production run. With your pre-orders, we'll be able to fund the tooling and first production run in order to fill the orders we receive. Read through each perk carefully to understand what it is you're purchasing.

UPDATE 7/22/13: We have recently worked out some last minute details to ensure that production of Centipede Sawhorses will begin and we can guarantee our backers will receive their orders regardless of the funds raised during this campaign. However, we still need to raise as much as we possibly can to help reduce transportation costs and cover logistics, order minimums and the next steps of our launch strategy.

We can't say when you'll be able to get your next Centipede Sawhorse from the friendly folks at your local hardware store, so please consider ensuring the earliest possible delivery by pre-ordering yours today.


Help us spread the word!

Help the Centipede go social!

We need your help to get this party started! Even if you're not excited to own a Centipede Sawhorse of your own, you can still help us find people who are. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Certainly, we're hoping you'll at least tell your social media network. Here's some links to share:


Contact Us

Contact us at info@centipedetool.com or call (575) 208-4266 if you have any questions and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Win a FREE Centipede

Enter to win banner

As the campaign enters its final weeks, we've come up with a few opportunities where you can win a FREE Centipede. Here's how:

Support us and win!

WIN A FREE PRO KIT: Everyone who backs us with the "A DIY Kit + Extras" or "A PRO Kit + Extras" will be automatically entered to win a Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit added onto their order for absolutely free. We'll even cover the additional shipping charges...

Refer the most traffic to our campaign (No purchase necessary!)

WIN A FREE DIY KIT: Indiegogo has a great analytics package that allows us to track who is sending us the most referrals. By following our campaign and using the links provided in the Share Bar (see below), we'll know exactly how many people you've sent to take a look at our campaign. At the end of the campaign, the person with the most referrals will be sent a FREE Centipede DIY Kit!

Share Bar

Contest at Matt's Basement Workshop

The winner is Maria H from Colorado! She won by a landslide with her entry:

"I’m relatively new to woodworking and have not even had a chance to buy a traditional sawhorse. In the past, I was limited by storage space and, in a few desperate moments, I resorted to using my ironing board as a sawhorse. I would like to avoid the whole traditional sawhorse ordeal and just start off right with a Centipede. I’m planning to purchase a Centipede pro or two Centipede DIY’s."

She attached this photo of her current sawhorse:


Cool Tool Shed's August 7th "Workbench Wednesday" Contest

Congratulations to Ed Timper for winning the #WorkbenchWednesday contest on 8/7/13!

Pictures

Centipede DIY Sawhorse

Cutting Thin Paneling

Make a Working Jig

Sawhorse and Miter Saw Stations

Job Site Work Bench

Drywall Measuring, Marking and Cutting Station

Stain Your Projects, Not Your Bench

Stain Your Projects, Not Your Bench

Perfect for Displaying Products

Gardening Station

Tailgatin' Station

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$13,480USD
raised by 112 people in 2 months
11% funded
0 time left
$125,475 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on August 15, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Show of Support

    YOU GET: Benevolence. That warm fuzzy feeling of having done a good thing today. This is the "You guys seem neat, but I already have a table everywhere I need one" perk. We promise to dance a little jig of glee in exchange for your amazing act of kindness and generosity. If you'd like, we'll give you a shout out on our social media and join your social network. Let us know! Is it too much to point out that $10 is the minimum, but the sky is the limit? Yeah, probably. Sorry 'bout that.

    3 claimed

  • $60USD
    A DIY Kit of Your Own

    YOU GET: 1 Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kit (Supports boards and table tops 2 feet by 4 feet, includes 4 ea X-Cup board holders and 2 ea Bench Clamps) You'll laugh, you'll cry. The memories you will share together will last a lifetime. FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S. (In Mexico or Canada? Please add an extra $5 to your total on the next screen. Outside of North America? Email us to discuss options.)

    22 out of 1000 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $80USD
    A DIY Kit + Extras

    YOU GET: 1 Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kit and an extra set of accessories. (8 ea X-Cup board holders and 4 ea Bench Clamps total) Throw in a little extra to help make this product a reality and we'll throw in an extra set of accessories. And love. Lots of love. PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S. (In Mexico or Canada? Please add an extra $5 to your total on the next screen. Outside of North America? Email us to discuss options.)

    19 out of 1000 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $120USD
    A PRO Kit of Your Own

    YOU GET: 1 Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit (Supports boards and table tops 4 feet by 8 feet, includes 4 ea X-Cup board holders and 4 ea Bench Clamps) Give it a name. Take it on walks. Do whatever you want with it because it will be all yours! PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S. (In Mexico or Canada? Please add an extra $10 to your total on the next screen. Outside of North America? Email us to discuss options.)

    13 out of 500 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $120USD
    1 DIY Kit Isn't Enough

    YOU GET: 2 Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kits Hide the second one, because after your significant other or co-worker claims it as their own, you'll be glad you thought ahead. PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S. (In Mexico or Canada? Please add an extra $10 to your total on the next screen. Outside of North America? Email us to discuss options.)

    1 out of 500 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $145USD
    A PRO Kit + Extras

    BY REQUEST! (You ask, we answer!) YOU GET: 1 Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit and an extra set of accessories. (8 ea X-Cup board holders and 8 ea Bench Clamps total) Throw in a little extra to help make this product a reality and we'll throw in an extra set of accessories. And love. Lots of love. PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S. (In Mexico or Canada? Please add an extra $10 to your total on the next screen. Outside of North America? Email us to discuss options.)

    14 out of 500 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $180USD
    Mix and Match

    YOU GET: 1 Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit AND 1 Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kit One lives in the job truck, the other lives in the garage. They'll miss each other, but you'll be glad to have them both! OR YOU GET: 3 Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kits We've heard that three's a crowd, but we prefer to think of it as three's company. FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S. (In Mexico or Canada? Please add an extra $15 to your total on the next screen. Outside of North America? Email us to discuss options.)

    20 out of 500 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $260USD
    Contractor's Special

    YOU GET: 4 Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kits 35% OFF MSRP Give one to each job crew. Except for the one that fell off the truck and got lost in your garage. It is unlikely this discount will ever be offered outside of distribution agreements again - act now! SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED: Offer is FOB distribution point (probably CA). We'll email a PayPal invoice with the cost. Not a PayPal fan? Email us to discuss your preferences or to use your shipping account.

    7 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $720USD
    Pallet of DIY Kits Special

    YOU GET: 24 Centipede DIY Sawhorse Kits 40% OFF ESTIMATED MSRP Add an additional $30/unit, max 30 units/pallet. First production run comes in a stamped brown box, but a physical retail location can set 1 up as a demo and we'll send looped DVDs for POS support. GREAT FOR CLUB/GUILD GROUP BUYS! (Save a ton per unit.) SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED: Offer is FOB distribution point (probably CA). Email us to discuss your preferences or to use your shipping account.

    0 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $720USD
    Pallet of PRO Kits Special

    YOU GET: 12 Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kits 40% OFF ESTIMATED MSRP Add an additional $60/unit, max 16 units/pallet. First production run comes in a stamped brown box, but a physical retail location can set 1 up as a demo and we'll send as many looped DVDs as needed for POS support. GREAT FOR CLUB/GUILD GROUP BUYS! (Save a ton per unit.) SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED: Offer is FOB distribution point (probably CA). Email us to discuss your preferences or to use your shipping account.

    0 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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