When you need to quickly set up a table for banquets, holiday get-togethers and other events, use these Waddell Folding Banquet Table Legs (2-Pack) in tandem with a full-sheet or half-sheet plywood tabletop (not included) to get the job done. The 1 in. tubular steel design features fully welded joints to provide durability, and the legs can support up to 400 lbs. Plastic caps on the legs help prevent slippage, keeping the table's contents stable.
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58%of customersrecommend this product25 of 43reviews
Rating Breakdown46 reviews
58%of customersrecommend this product25 of 43reviews
Needed table legs for a 4 x 8 plywood sheet to be used as a train table for my grandkids. I sure wish I'd bought something different. The overall quality was low and it took some twisting of metal to get them in the right shape. They work fine as table legs but they won't fold flat and the folding mechanism is very flimsy as well. Save your money and buy a good set of legs unless you never plan on folding them.
I purchased these so that I could make a table from an existing laminate top. I added some fill strips to the bottom of the table top to ensure that the leg supports would have a strong base. It does support the top and the legs do fold. However, erect, the table will move slightly from side to side. The mass of the table contributes to the instability, but it is obvious that the leg supports should be stronger to prevent the swaying. I plan on adding a removable lateral support to enhance the stability. The legs are easy to install, but if you are expecting a solid free standing table following installation you may be disappointed.
These are very inexpensive table legs that appear to be able to do the job they are designed to do. However, you do need to apply common sense when installing them. I used a roofing square to line up the attachment pieces. The pieces were a little twisted and they needed to be straight to work correctly. The square also helped to show when the legs were perpendicular to the table base. Then you know where to attach the bracket section of the legs. And place those square to the legs or they will twist and not lock into place. The screws that hold the lower part of the leg to the upper part needed some extra persuasion to get through the slightly misaligned holes, but not a deal breaker. The new table will get a work out over the next few weekends. That will be the bigger test.
They hold up the hollow-core door I attached them to, thereby making a light-duty work table. Quality of manufacture (materials, fit, finish) leaves a lot to be desired, but they do what I needed them to do. Quick, free shipping—yay!, and a major part of buying this product.
Including a mounting template, and all the screws would be a plus. Unfortunately of the 2 sets I ordered, neither came with a template, and one set was missing 6 screws. I'll be leaving the tables I built set up most of the time, so folding and unfolding the legs won't be much of an issue. Judging from the quality, these legs probably won't stand up to too much folding and unfolding without becoming twisted and useless.
I built 50 tables using these legs on all my tables I own a tent rental business and these tables go up and down all week long i will be there to buy more tomorrow see ya the guys
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Review 8 for Folding Banquet Table Legs (2-Pack)
this is literally the worst product on earth
PostedSeptember 28, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
I am not exaggerating when I say I have never bought a worse product. I don't mean just hardware, I mean in general. Nothing works about this. All the metal is crooked. The holes are mis-aligned so you can't put screws through. The moving parts are so stiff I can't move them with my hands. I have to use a mallet. That's right guy, a mallet. Do not reccomend this product to anyone except your morrtal enemies.
i bought these legs to attach to an old door i wasn't using, to manufacture a folding table . the legs are very sturdy and were easy to attach. unfortunately, the door is a hollow core door and after the first time opening the legs, the screws began popping out of the door. so i will have to remove the legs and place them on a solid wood door for my purposes. that should take care of the problem. i also purchased the item online for pickup in the store which made my trip really fast and easy. love this feature!
These table legs are an okay solution to making a quick table, or replacing legs on another table that has failed. The main problem I see with them, they are a little pricy, and I have to assemble them! If I have to do half the work, they shouldn't be the most expensive table legs on the market, right?
Upon assembly, the holes really don't match up well, but with some fenageling, I got them together. The hardware is all included, as long as the hardware bag hasn't split open and spilled everywhere (I had to return a set because it didn't have most of the hardware)
There are no instructions with this set. If you are unable to assemble these legs without instructions, I would recommend you find another product. To the reviewer that wrote about the legs not folding - I'm not sure what they did to do that - these are straight forward enough.
Make sure that the notch is up when attaching them to the table, and there shouldn't be any issue on the function.
I bought these folding table legs to use under a 4X8 plywood table to. The legs are too narrow to balance such a large top.Also the metal would flex too easily. If I did use them, the legs would have collapsed before the table lost it's balance.
The Home Depot description does not specify what size top you can use with these legs.
Also, Home Depot does sell a better quality folding leg, but it does not come up in any search. I found out about them in an email from HD after I returned these legs.
Cons: Cheap Material, Not Durable, maximum load not in description or on packaging
I found that the legs worked best if you follow the online directions (duh), but you do need to tweak the installation based on practicing on a scrap. Note that closed the legs are ~ 1.5" tall, and neither of my 2 boxes came with a template, but I don't imagine that a template would've work well anyway. And, when used with 3/4" plywood and a bit of support resulted in a fine, sturdy 36"x96" banquet table. All of these points are described below.
The mistake I initially made was not following the directions. Specifically, an on-line vendor video suggested attaching the folding portion to the bottom of the table BEFORE attaching the lower U-shaped portion of the legs. Following these directions resulted in a bit of extra clearance in the assembly when the U-portion was finally attached, letting them work a little better. When I had first tried installing the legs with the U-shaped portion already attached I was completely unsuccessful (I hadn't imagined it would make a difference, and thought it would be easier to do before installing on the table).
However, I also strongly recommend practicing on each leg. The FIRST leg I installed didn't require any tweaking, but the second did - I had to move one piece ~1/4" towards the center of the table. This made quite a difference in how well it all worked. Before that change, the assembly wouldn't lock well when fully extended, nor lie flat against the table without also pushing the folding portions (i.e. the lateral supports). As suggested in reviews, I also used a square to make sure the pivot at the top of the legs were aligned and square to the table-edge. That way when the legs are extended they do appear square. There is a bit of length-wise wobble and virtually no lateral wobble, but this is what I expect from almost any folding legs on a table of this size.
Finally, I used a 3/4" piece of hardwood plywood to make a 36"x96" banquet table. From the 4'x8' sheet, I ripped 1.75" strips from the drop-off (i.e. the remaining 12" of plywood). I used 2 pieces to make 2 lengthwise supports, and another for 3 width-wise supports – all glued to the bottom of the table. I rounded the face of the plywood to 1.5"R, and used iron-on hardwood banding to hide the plywood's edge. The final table seems plenty ridge for our Thanksgiving plans, and is far nicer than I had intended (now I'm too afraid to mar-up the surface when using them for project work).
Hope that helps somebody!
Pros: Perfect Size, Good Size & Weight
Cons: Unaligned, Difficult to Install
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Review 14 for Folding Banquet Table Legs (2-Pack)
from oxford CT
PostedAugust 27, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
If there was a rating below poor I would use it! The location holes for attaching the upper section to the lower leg were miss alligned and had to be re-drilled. one leg assemblly was assembled incorrectly at the factory and would not allow the leg to lock open. The wood srews were deformed (Head off center) and also were not hardened which caused the phillips head slots to strip out. Had to remove screw with a vice grip 1/8 turn at a time. I can't believe the posative reveiws. This is the first review i've ever written good or bad so when itell you that this is the worst pile of junk i've ever bought believe it.
I needed somewhat of a workbench and didn't want to pay the high price. Having a piece of 1 1/4" piece of plywood makes for a portable work top. Although it's only as high as a regular table, it makes it real easy when it comes to working on items and being able to sit down while doing it. The length of the table is only abou 3 1/2 ft. so it doesn't take up much space. When I find the need for a hight work surface I'll support it with something else. For the price, you can't beat it.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Perfect Size
BOUGHT TWO SETS OF LEGS TO MAKE TWO MORE TABLES LAST NIGHT. BOTTOM PART OF LEGS HAVE TO BE ASSEMBLED. I HAVE SEVEN TABLES ALREADY AND HAVE NEVER HAD TO ASSEMBLE LEGS. AFTER LEGS WERE INSTALLED, TABLE ROCKED BACK AND FORTH ABOUT 1 1/2" WITH LITTLE EFFORT. THIS WAS BECAUSE THE BOTTOM PART OF THE LEGS WERE BOLTED ON. IF THE BOLT ANGLE WAS MOVED 90 DEGREES THE TABLE WOULD NOT ROCK. NONE OF MY OTHER 7 TABLES MOVE AT ALL. I TOOK THE LEGS APART, PACKED THEM BACK IN THE BOX, AND TOOK THEM BACK TO HOME DEPOT TODAY. I ASKED TO TALK TO THE MANAGER, BECAUSE THIS IS A BAD DESIGN. I GOT MY MONEY BACK AND WOULD NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN UNLESS IT IS REDESIGNED.
Don't waste you time on this. Absolute garbage. Most of the screw heads snapped off during assembly. Diagram pics are backwards, so it won't assemble correctly the first time. Once assembled it's very wobbly. Total assembly and disassembly time was more than 2 hours.
Cons: Difficult to Assemble, Wobbles, Not Sturdy, Unaligned, Difficult to Install, Flimsy Quality
These are at the bottom end of the folding legs available at Home Depot. I used them to support a slot car track mounted on a hollow core slab door being used as a table. The legs come with a mounting template, but because of the way the folding mechanism is constructed, the tolerances of these units are not that precise (you will find if you use the mounting template the legs do not fold out plumb, but are instead skewed somewhat towards the right or left of the table). To fix that, you have to play with the mounting positions of the attachment flanges. Even when you tweak those, you will find it is virtually impossible to get these legs to fold out perfectly square (you can get them close to that, but not perfect). On the positive side, these leg units are rigid and sturdy when unfolded and have no problem supporting the 50+ pound weight they are carrying.
So if you need something functional, durable and inexpensive, these will do the trick. If you need something more precise and finished, plan on spending more.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
I got these folding table legs to make a work table using a 6'x16"x1/2" board for my 'better half's' Incredible Sweater Knitting Machine. They are perfect for the job and are sturdy and durable. Now it's "Home Sweet Home Depot" here and I crossed a job off my 'to do' list! I had to order these 'online' since the nearest Home Depot is 40 miles away. My order was quickly processed and the legs arrived in just a couple days. Overall, it was a great experience. Thanks very much!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight