Getting a Centipede Sawhorse


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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 were able to have meaningful discussions with distributors, retailers, investors – everyone that will have an impact on our international product launch.

To be honest, we’re sitting on some incredible news, but until the deals are sealed, mum’s the word. Stay tuned, because the Centipede Sawhorse is coming to a store near you!

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM OUR THE EARLY CENTIPEDE SAWHORSE SUPPORTERS

Centipede Sawhorse Kit

DIY Centipede

 SOLD OUT! CLICK TO BACK ORDER YOURS!

  • 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 (M.A.P.)

 

 

Centipede PRO Sawhorse Kit

DIY Centipede

 SOLD OUT! CLICK TO BACK ORDER YOURS!

  • 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 (M.A.P.)

 

 

4 PC Quick Clamp Accessory Set

4 PC Bench Clamp Set




  • Hold materials and table or bench tops in place
  • TPR overmolded stem and flexibly polymer provide maximum tension
  • Includes 4 EA Bench Clamps
  • $14.99 plus shipping and handling

 

 

4 PC X-Cup Accessory Set

4 PC Bench Clamp Set




  • Quickly set up for traditional sawhorse applications
  • Accommodates standard 2×4’s for quick setup
  • Includes 4 EA X-Cups
  • $14.99 plus shipping and handling

 

 

6 PC Replacement P-Top Accessory Set

4 PC Bench Clamp Set




  • Avoid damage to blade or sawhorse
  • Spins 360 degrees for accessory positioning convenience
  • Includes 6 EA P-Tops and Nut Assemblies
  • $14.99 plus shipping and handling

 

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Latest CrowdLaunch News

Second Production Run Complete!

Centipede Tool : September 18, 2014 6:34 am : News

We just got notification that our second production run is complete and on its way to the UK, Denmark and our warehouse in New Mexico!

To be clear, this run does not signify our actual retail product launch in the United States, but it should allow us to take care of the back order list we’ve been building over the summer. If you’re lucky, you might be one of the few that can give a Centipede for Christmas! While we expect the supply into the UK to remain uninterrupted, we also expect the availability in the US to be very limited until our launch in early 2015.

Either way, we’re excited to be getting several hundred more Centipede products into the hands of our earliest adopters!

Even more exciting? This run will include the pallet of product we promised to deliver to Habitat for Humanity during our Kickstarter campaign!

Centipede Tool's 2nd Production Run

Photo from an earlier step in this production run

 

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Patience is a Virtue – A Non-Update Update

Centipede Tool : August 11, 2014 5:18 pm : News

We haven’t had a regular update since the beginning of June. This has been somewhat intentional, as there are a lot of irons in a lot of fires, and more loose ends than a … well, I’ll let you imagine how that sentence might have ended in mixed company. Point being, we’re getting a lot of work done, but we don’t want to stumble around with educated guesses and inaccurate announcements every time we get a little bit ahead of ourselves. Instead, all we have is incremental progress without any actual announcements…

Luckily, in the meantime, a lot of our early supporters have been sharing the very first pictures of Centipede Sawhorses being used in the field (keep scrolling to see a few of our favorites). This allows us to keep at it quietly in the background, while the word continues to spread about this great product and the upcoming international retail launch. Keep sharing your photos, videos and any feedback you have to our social media accounts or send them to info@centipedetool.com – we have learned a lot from what we’ve been told so far and some of our more skeptical friends need to see more real life applications to believe!

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International Retail Launch Details

The first thing that is going to change when our ducks get into a row is our “get your Centipede Sawhorse” page, so keep an eye on it. As it currently states: We’re sitting on some incredible news, but until the deals are sealed, mum’s the word. Sign up on the official Centipede Sawhorse Back Order waiting list here to be notified when one will be available near you.

North America

  • US – We will be in a store near you early 2015(!). I’m trying to see if we’ll be able to fill some Christmas orders this year, but no promises. (If you’re on the official Back Order list, I might be able to sneak one out to you in October/November…)
  • Canada – Centipede Sawhorses will be available online by the end of this year. I’ll be getting to work on retail locations later this year for launches throughout 2015.
  • Mexico – We’re open to suggestions at this point. Again, I’ll be working on this later this year.

Europe

  • UKCentipede Sawhorses are live on Amazon.co.uk now. There are still a few units left from the first run and more are on their way.
  • EUAmazon.co.uk ships throughout Europe, and we’ll have distribution of the Centipede PRO Sawhorses out of Denmark by October. I don’t suspect we’ll get rolling in earnest in Europe until early 2015, but our UK distributors may surprise us.

Australia

  • I’ve had mixed luck in Australia, but I’ve recently come into some great leads. I expect to have at least limited/online availability by the end of this year.

Everyone Else

 

Load Rating

sandia logoFitting quite nicely into this non-update update:

We still don’t have a load rating and don’t expect one until late this year. It is possible the first retail ready runs won’t include a load rating on the packaging(!). However, Sandia National Labs reported back some modeling and hand calculation analysis. This IS NOT the final load rating, but their guessing any 4 posts of a Centipede Sawhorse could hold between 3,000 to 8,000 pounds before giving out. Can’t wait to see the results from the actual physical testing!

 

 A Few User Submitted Photos

Centipede Sawhorse as a welding table.

Centipede PRO Sawhorse as an oversize framing station.

 

Centipede Sawhorse as an outdoor sanding/painting station.

Centipede Sawhorse as a workbench extension.

 

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Stu’s Shed Video Review of the Centipede Sawhorse

Centipede Tool : July 7, 2014 2:56 pm : News


We are absolutely thrilled to this video by Stuart Lees at Stu’s Shed!!

ARTICLE: Episode 102

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StusShed

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StusShed1

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International Centipede Sawhorse Availability

Centipede Tool : June 27, 2014 5:58 am : News

Limited Run Available in UK this Week

A limited run of Centipede Sawhorses will be available in the UK starting this week! Keep an eye out for an updated Centipede Sawhorse page on Complete Tool’s site to order. Or email Complete Tool at info@CompleteTool.co.uk to order one now!

You’re going to want to ACT FAST, trust me:

  • We expect this run to sell out weeks before more Centipede Sawhorses will be delivered.
  • An introductory price of £64.99 for the Centipede Sawhorse and £124.99 for the Centipede PRO Sawhorse will be honored as posted, however the official MSRP will increase after this order is sold out.

UK/EU Availability

UK Launch

The official launch in the UK is in the works. We expect it to become widely available by autumn, but don’t have any concrete details we’re willing to share just yet. Stay tuned to our Centipede Sawhorse Launch News page or Complete Tool’s Centipede Sawhorse page for updates or email info@CompleteTool.co.uk to buy or get on the waiting list.

EU Coverage

We should also have coverage in Denmark, France and other parts of Europe by autumn. However, I’m going to have a real hard time letting you guys know where they are located. Depending on the level of feedback our distribution partner is willing to provide, I’ll make it as apparent as I can on our Get Your Centipede Sawhorse page. Always email us at info@CentipedeTool.com if you have a question and we’ll do our best to find an affordable way to get one to you!

Starting nearly immediately, the Centipede Sawhorses will be available on Amazon.co.uk, which delivers throughout the EU, so that will always be an option…

Australia

We think we finally got some traction in Australia but it is currently out of our hands. We have a guy working at it for us, but we don’t have the resources right now to get our keisters over there and get it done ourselves… Believe me, I hope the trip is imminent. I also hope Ed doesn’t make me come back.

Sign up on the Centipede Sawhorse back order list and I’ll email you when they become available.

Canada

So close, yet so far away! We took a real beating on the couple dozen units we sold to our early supporters from Canada and it sounds like they weren’t treated too nicely when it came to fees upon delivery. We had no idea this was going to happen – we thought we were paying enough!!

We’ll definitely have Canadian retailers lined up before too much longer. Like Australia, it has been hard to focus outside of our current efforts. However, Canada is a lot closer and we’ve both personally called on just about every retail group we’ll need for broad coverage throughout the country. If nothing else, I ran into the Amazon.ca buyer for this category at the National Hardware Show a few weeks ago. I’ll have them going as soon as possible.

Sign up on the Centipede Sawhorse back order list and I’ll email you when they become available.

Waiting List

We’re focused on quick penetration into the markets we have some experience in. However, we want everyone to have access to a Centipede Sawhorse. No matter where you are in the world, either email us at info@CentipedeTool.com or sign up on the Centipede Sawhorse back order list and I’ll email you when they become available.

 

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1st Production Run Sold Out

Centipede Tool : June 7, 2014 2:45 am : News

Our last two supporters were directly referred to us after a demonstration from one of our earliest supporters!

Take a moment. Let that sink in. Do you understand how incredible that makes us feel? I can’t even describe it. What was so recently nothing more than a dream has become a reality. Something some of you folks can’t wait to share with your friends! Amazing.

Now that the last of the proof-of-concept production run units are claimed, here’s a few things to do:

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Stu’s Shed: Sliced Bread? Step Aside!

Centipede Tool : June 5, 2014 11:39 pm : News

We are absolutely thrilled to tell you we’ve been featured in an article by Stuart Lees at Stu’s Shed!!

Yet more evidence of the phenomenon that is the Centipede SawHorse…

ARTICLE: Sliced Bread? Step Aside!

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StusShed

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StusShed1

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Hand Deliveries Around Rockford [videos]

Centipede Tool : June 4, 2014 1:34 am : News

Last week, Ed was in the Chicagoland area on business. He sent ahead a bunch of Centipede Sawhorses so we could hand-deliver them to early supporters in the area. I made sure to capture some videos of the exchanges.

Before I take too much heat here, I’d like to apologize in advance for the cell phone camera orientation. Never hold it vertical – always horizontal! I even had my finger over the lens for one of them! *sigh* I’m such a slow learner and that is day one stuff!

 

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June Update

Centipede Tool : June 1, 2014 9:15 pm : News

Shipping Status Update

As of today:

  • 132 Centipede Sawhorses have been delivered to 67 people in 27 states.
    • 62 Centipede and 70 Centipede PRO Sawhorses
  • 255 Centipede Sawhorses have yet to be delivered to 217 people in 46 states, provinces and countries.
    • 130 Centipede and 125 Centipede PRO Sawhorses

We want to truly thank everyone for their patience thus far. We understand how frustrating it is to continue to wait this far into the outdoor project season for a product we once hoped we’d have shipped by February. For some, this frustration is compounded by the fact that some of our earliest supporters have begun sharing their photos and experiences with their Centipede Sawhorses. We are working as fast as we can and are trying to accommodate any requests to jump the line. (A lot of birthday presents being delivered!)

Thank you.

Thank you so much for your patience.

Now that Ed’s week of travel is over, we hope to rocket through the remaining orders. He has talked to his Fed Ex driver and has made arrangements for pick ups that should move the process along a lot quicker. We’re hoping to be done by the end of next week.

 

Crush Testing for Load Rating

sandia logoThe New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque provides engineering work to new small businesses in the state. Early this coming week, Ed has an appointment with them to drop off the sample units they need to provide us with an official load rating. Though we’ve discussed it with them, at this point we have no idea how long they need to conduct the tests or if we’ll be put in a line – I’ll share any details as they come up.

 

End User Application Photos

oversize frame workspace - Dave Bock - facebookI know it isn’t fair to those of you who haven’t gotten your Centipede Sawhorses yet, but we’re just too proud to wait to brag about the first photos of our babies being put to good use…

PLEASE send your photos and feedback to us at info@centipedetool.com!

 

FAQ is Live

I’m doing everything I can to illustrate answers to our most common questions. Up first is how it handles uneven ground and the best way to load/unload it from the carry bag (it was a tighter fit than anticipated). Send us your feedback and questions to info@centipedetool.com.

 

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Centipede Sawhorse Keeks

Centipede Tool : June 1, 2014 6:58 pm : News

There have been a couple great posts on Keek from Dozer showing his use of the Centiepede Sawhorse, but I can’t figure out an easy way to present them. Hope these are fun to flip through in chronological order!

Jul 16, 2014 | Happy #WorkbenchWednesday @CoolToolShed on location at VBS. by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

Jun 11, 2014 | #WorkbenchWednesday @CoolToolShed with my @centipedetool pro finishing station by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

May 26, 2014 | All setup inside, now back to work!! #ZachsBed by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

May 26, 2014 | Further @centipedetool testing: planer stand & quick disassembly advantages. by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

May 26, 2014 | @centipedetool K-100 helping me make some sawdust progress on #ZachsBed! Happy Memorial Day! by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

May 21, 2014 | The kiddos are just as excited as I am @centipedetools by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

May 21, 2014 | @centipedetools Out of the box and oooooh so easy! by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

May 21, 2014 | @Centipedetools is finally here just in time for #WorkbenchWednesday @CoolToolShed (can you tell I’m excited?) by DozersWorkshop on Keek.com

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Centipede Sawhorse Proof of Concept Production Run in Photos

Centipede Tool : May 17, 2014 8:37 am : News

We started out with a prototype Centipede Sawhorse last May (2013)…

DIY Centipede Sawhorse Centipede Sawhorse Pro

Yes, only 1 prototype is shown. The original model had pins that allowed the removal of the smaller unit…

…hand crafted, with 3D printed components 4 PC Bench Clamp Set 4 PC X-Cup Set1 EA P-Top Assembly

You can see the layers of material in the lines on the surface.

In early December, we saw our first parts created from the injection molding

Centipede Sawhorse Production - 50 PCS Polymer Foot and P-Top Base Centipede Sawhorse Production - X-Cup + P-Top Centipede Sawhorse Production - 2 X Bench Clamp Centipede Sawhorse Production - 1 PC Polymer Foot and P-Top Base

Things just got real!

Which became the first sub-assemblies in early January

Cross Beams + P-Top Base + Polymer Feet Bench Clamp with TPR Overmold

That TPR overmold on the bench clamp was tricky to get right!

And the first hand assembled factory samples soon after

Centipede PRO Sawhorse - Pre-Production SampleCentipede PRO Sawhorse - Folded Pre-Production SampleCentipede Sawhorse - Pre-Production Sample

Definitely real now… A Centipede Sawhorse not made by Ed!

Parts for the first production run showed up and were then finished in late March

Production Photos - cross beams, mid processing Production Photos – cross beams, ready for assembly

Another tricky component. The spring steel is very difficult to work with and the factory even broke one of it’s steel punch machines!

The carry bag was completed and we started seeing finished products in early April

Centipede Sawhorse 1st Production Run - Carry Bag Centipede Sawhorse 1st Production Run - AssemblyCentipede Sawhorse 1st Production Run - Assembly

More than real, now it was just a matter of boxing them up and sending them along their merry way.

The products were packaged and loaded onto a shipping container in mid-April

Centipede Sawhorse 1st Production Run – Container Packed

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go!

 

And the first proof-of-concept production run of the Centipede Sawhorses were loaded into the warehouse for distribution in mid-May!

Centipede Sawhorse First Production Run Ready for Distribution

Our very first warehouse of our very first product!
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Thank you to all of our early supporters in making this run of Centipede Sawhorses possible. It seems we are lucky enough to enjoy our wildest dreams becoming a reality. Thank you!!

 

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