Worx Pegasus Folding Work Table Review: How Good Is This Sawhorse With Wings?
I tested the Worx Pegasus folding work table to determine if this easy-to-use portable workbench is worth the price.
The sawhorse is one of the simplest and oldest tools carpenters, boatwrights, woodworkers, painters, and a host of other trades use to cut, stack, or prepare materials. Likewise, the humble work table is integral to almost anyone performing a repair or working on a building project. Unfortunately, the two have long been exclusive, working together but never wrapped up into one tool. That is until the Worx Pegasus Folding Work Table came along, which is a unique combination tool that earned the Best Overall award in our testing for The Best Portable Workbench.
Worx is a company that has expanded from making a single string trimmer to producing hundreds of high-quality tools, including the top-selling Worx WX051 Pegasus Folding Work Table & Sawhorse. The combination sawhorse and work table has folding wings that extend on either side to create a flat surface for building, or they can fold flat for use as a stout sawhorse that can handle a lot of weight. Because this is a somewhat unorthodox combination, some might wonder if the Pegasus is worth its price when two $20 sawhorses and a $30 sheet of plywood could potentially serve the same purpose. I’m going to answer that question with no uncertainty in this Worx Pegasus folding work table review, so keep reading to learn more about what I found through hands-on testing.
Worx WX051 Pegasus Folding Work Table & Sawhorse: At a Glance
- Sawhorse has a capacity of up to 1,000 pounds, and the work table can hold up to 300 pounds
- Weighs just 30 pounds and has built-in handholds for easy transportation
- Included clamps and bench dogs hold workpieces in place for better workflow and control
- Shelf underneath is ideal for placing tools safely out of the way while keeping them close at hand
- Links with other Worx work tables to make wider surfaces
- Clamps sometimes pop loose during transport or storage
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What is the Worx Pegasus folding work table?
At first glance, the Worx Pegasus folding work table appears to be a straightforward folding sawhorse that promises to hold a significant amount of weight. However, this simple sawhorse is actually a unique sawhorse and workbench combination tool. It has fold-down wings on each side that extend and lock to create a flat work surface. As a work table, the Pegasus creates a handy place for sanding, assembling, and myriad other tasks.
With its wings locked in place, the work table measures 31 long inches by 25 inches wide. It has a height of 32 inches, regardless of whether it’s in sawhorse or table mode. Along with its folding wings, the Pegasus comes with two squeeze-style clamps that hang from brackets on the work table stanchions. These squeeze clamps can be used separately or locked into the table on two steel tracks to secure items onto the work surface. The Pegasus also comes with four bench dogs that sit inside the recesses of the work table to hold items in place.
The other built-in features of the Pegasus include recesses in the workbench top for small tools, pencils, and hardware. A shelf underneath acts as a handy spot for storing tools. Rubber straps built into the worktop allow you to link two Worx Pegasus tables together to create one long work table.
How easy is the Worx Pegasus work table to set up?
One of the best parts of the Worx Pegasus work table is how easy it is to set up. You can carry it to the jobsite folded flat, using the recesses at the workbench’s top as handholds. Since it only weighs 30 pounds, it’s easy to move around. Once on the jobsite, simply stand the unit up and separate the legs to use it as a sawhorse. As mentioned, it can hold up to 1,000 pounds in sawhorse mode.
To turn the unit into a work table, use one hand to grab the ends of the wings and lift until the stanchions snap into place. This takes very little effort, and the work table can handle up to 300 pounds in this mode. To return it to a sawhorse, simultaneously press the two orange locks on the stanchions, and the wings will drop.
The clamps and bench dogs are easy to set up as well. Simply take the clamps out of the brackets and press the quick-release button to extend them fully. Then slide the front jaws into the tracks and lock the handle into the work table for a secure fit. The clamps are great for long, awkward lumber and other small items. The bench dogs squeeze into the recesses using friction alone, but they stay in place even under pressure from the jaws of the clamps.
How easy is the Worx Pegasus folding work table to use?
In my opinion, the Worx WX051 Pegasus folding work table and sawhorse couldn’t be easier to use. It’s light enough to take wherever needed, and the wings fold up and down with very little effort. Once set up, the whole thing is secure and won’t fail during use.
The trickiest aspect of using the Worx Pegasus is locking the clamps into the worktop, which takes a bit of getting used to. You have to squeeze the handle of each clamp and place the clamp into small recesses on the table’s side to lock them in place. To remove the clamps, you need to squeeze their handles and lift them.
There’s one other slight challenge, but even mentioning it feels like making a big deal out of nothing. To drop the wings, both orange locks on the stanchions have to be pressed at the same time. This makes sense in terms of safety so you don’t accidentally bump these locks and inadvertently drop the wings, but it does make it difficult to collapse the wings with one hand. Overall, the trade-off for safety certainly trumps convenience.
Beyond these two small complaints, the Pegasus is incredibly easy to use. It sets up practically instantly, securely holds items in place, offers plenty of brawn and stability, and folds down to a very thin package for transport and storage.
Is the Worx Pegasus well designed?
The Worx Pegasus is very well designed. Being able to switch from a sturdy sawhorse to a convenient work table within just a few seconds is incredibly convenient. Worx was thoughtful with the placement of the built-in clamps, which are far enough apart to provide plenty of clamping power and stability for work. The built-in shelf underneath the sawhorse makes a handy storage area for tools to keep the workspace safe and clean.
I also don’t want to understate how convenient linking work tables together can be. I didn’t have another Pegasus to use, but I did have another smaller Worx table that I linked with this one. The fact that the tables stayed securely together allowed me to work more confidently.
There’s one area where I felt slightly frustrated by the design. I don’t always need the squeeze clamps, and sometimes they pop off during setup. This doesn’t affect anything other than having to reach underneath and fix the clamps, but I think a small swivel over the bracket would lock the clamps in better so they don’t come loose.
Is the Worx Pegasus folding work table high quality?
One of the areas where the Worx really excels is in the quality department. It’s made from high-strength ABS plastic and steel. The plastic is sturdy and doesn’t rack or warp during use as either sawhorse or work table. The stanchions and the slides they glide upon are also steel, providing plenty of strength and creating a very stable and consistent work surface. The steel tracks are also very sturdy, even when applying a lot of pressure with the squeeze clamps and bench dogs.
It’s also worth noting that the slides and their stanchions serve another purpose: They stretch from the bridge of the sawhorse to the feet, likely providing much of the strength that allows the sawhorse to support 1,000 pounds. Because they’re built in, they remain flush and safely out of the way—this is a serious plus in terms of quality and design.
Is the Worx Pegasus worth the money?
This is a good question, as you could purchase two wooden sawhorses and a sheet of plywood for around half the price of the Worx sawhorse and work table combo. But after using it, I have no doubt that the Worx Pegasus is worth the money.
First, I’ve tested a lot of portable work tables, and none of them fold as flat as the Pegasus. While a wooden sawhorse might carry the load, it can’t be stored away or transported as conveniently as the Pegasus. Also, a piece of plywood stretched across two sawhorses doesn’t provide a fraction of the stability and sturdiness that the Worx offers.
Additionally, the quality and design of the Pegasus is unmatched. In testing over a half-dozen portable workbenches, I found that no other model was as easy to set up and take down as the Pegasus. And its built-in hardware pockets, handholds, and clamp storage are extremely convenient. The steel supports running through the legs of the sawhorse are also brilliant, and they’re likely what allows the sawhorse to carry so much weight.
Yes, there are less expensive options on the market, but it’s unlikely that anyone who spends money on this tool will regret it.
Should you buy the Worx Pegasus work table?
The Worx WX051 Pegasus folding work table and sawhorse is one of my favorite tools I’ve ever reviewed. I’ve used it to hold a miter saw stand, take product pictures, assemble kids’ bikes, and more. With such a wide range of uses, it’s a good choice for just about anyone. And the fact that it conveniently folds flat makes it an excellent choice for workshops of any size. It even lies flat enough that folks without a dedicated workspace could store it under a bed or couch.
That said, there is a group of people I don’t think would benefit from the Pegasus work table. Those who aren’t serious about DIY-ing and just need a work surface for one project will likely want to consider another option. This work table is built for use, and since it costs roughly $150, other options will be more cost-effective for folks who only need a work surface on rare occasions. A simple wooden sawhorse with a scrap of plywood screwed down into the top offers as much workspace, albeit less stability, for less than half the cost.
Otherwise, anyone who takes their projects seriously will love the Worx Pegasus work table. It’s well designed, sturdy, and easy to carry and set up. DIYers, painters, carpenters, and even electricians or plumbers will find that this sawhorse and work table combination boosts their productivity and workflow.
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Meet the Tester
Tom Scalisi is a full-time DIY and construction writer for many of the largest websites in the industry, including BobVila.com, This Old House, Family Handyman, and Forbes. He also owns and operates a pest control blog, RiddaBugs.com. He spent years in the trades, from building maintenance to carpentry and contracting, and he’s used more than his fair share of sawhorses and work tables throughout his career.