A "Gem" of hardware
Posted March 12, 2014
The reviews resulted in some fear, but complaints about "wobbly" seem without consideration that the brackets do not utilize a brace..... However, for my application, an extension folding table for my saw.... perfect... The hinges secured by the saw provided rigidity. The two legs can be quickly put in position with a positive latch action. Very stable. Highly recommended for such an application. Spent a lot of time looking for this type of bracket. Have no need or desire for leg braces.
I used a pair of these...
Posted May 26, 2011
I used a pair of these brackets on a hinged-on-one-side, fold down table in the grandchildren's "Tree-less" tree-house a clubhouse on stilts. They work great! Even the seven year old can open and fold the legs without a problem. The leg-brackets work great in this light-duty environment.
Great, but only within its specific application parameters...
Posted March 8, 2015
YES, these do wobble. As such, they are really only for use where the bench or table is stabilized or secured by other means, such as to a wall, or a heavy workbench. In my application (wall-mounted, fold-down workbench top), two of these, are used with 2" square oak legs. The back of the bench is secured by a continuous, 6' long piano hinge, attached to the wall cabinet. When the benchtop is in the "closed position", the legs fold up, out of the way. When opening the bench for use, I simply unlatch the legs to their open position, unlatch the benchtop, and lower it 90 degrees. A little minor "kick adjustment" to the legs, and I can literally jump up & down on the bench.
So in this application, I give these brackets an excellent rating (4.5 stars). They'd be completely unacceptable if used as the sole support for any free-standing table.