Top critical review
July 4, 2018
I find this product interesting yet with some design flaws. When you read that it can carry 300 lbs on it's work table surface, that seems to be as a static mass. However, if you apply even a fraction of that in a dynamic sawing motion, for example, with a piece of wood sticking out over the edge, you quickly realize that it lacks lateral stability and vertical sturdiness on the crucial edge where that force is being exerted. The clamps may be fine for glueing or strictly power tool applications, but if you move to sawing by hand or nailing, for instance, then you see the edge bend and twist, and the aluminum clamping rail on the top start separating from the moulded plastic housing it. So it can in no way replace a solid, edge-supported worktable without carefully analyzing your actual planned usage and work methods. The aluminum struts should have come closer to both end and side edges of the work surface. This is a fairly simple redesign. The edges should have been reinforced. Another issue is vertical clamping, outside the horizontal aluminum rails. The marketing photo shows this as a possible use but when you look underneath the table surface for a safe spot to clamp, there are absolutely none. Everything is thin, extruded plastic ribs to make the top surface more rigid, and there is not a single flat surface to clamp to. The solution is to place a flat piece of wood underneath to distribute the clamping load, but you know you are taking chances, as nowhere does the manual explicitly provide for such a use or deem it safe. Fact - the table locks open but does NOT lock closed, i.e., when folded flat, which makes it trickier to handle or stand straight on its own. Solution: a bungee around the table, passing through the aluminum channels, preferably with smooth, rounded carabiners, so not to scratch the finish. Finally, the fact of being able to stow the clamps on the legs is an interesting feature, but the design of the table does not protect the ends when stowed, and they protrude from both sides when the table is folded, making it unwise to transport it without risking damage to the clamps. So I would wait for version 2 of the Pegasus to take flight if I were you.