Although our sawhorse is inexpensive and made of plastic, it supports an amazing amount of weight. The support ribs were engineered using the latest FEA analysis computer-aided design technology. It holds twice the weight of most other plastic sawhorses. Although this pair of saw horses has a safe rating of 1000 pounds, one of our vendors tested them and discovered they could hold almost 1500 lbs. of steel before they failed! (We do not recommend you try this). User reviews from one vendor rated our sawhorse at 4.5 stars out of 5. Perfect for most jobs, these sturdy sawhorses are lightweight and easy to carry.