Rated 4 out of 5 Waited too long
I never saw the need for a portable bench until I lost the use of my workshop. But a vice of some kind is indispensable, and the Workmate now supplies it in a handy way for all but the heaviest work. The design is simple, allowing almost any shape to be gripped, including logs for sawing, and the whole bench can be locked down with a foot on the lower shelf. A good tool and excellent value for money
26 Aug 2008
Rated 4 out of 5Â by billybong improvement on my old one
had my original workmate for more than 40 years and apart from losing the plastic feet it still functions well. I have let my son have that one as he has just moved into his new house. Treated myself to a new one now I am retired and tackling even more DIY jobs. I like the improved worktop but resisted paying for the extra features of more expensive models as these functions can be carried out using a few inexpensive clamps:-)
29 Oct 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AlbertBear HtheDIYman's review
I could have written my Review, "word for word," with HtheDIY man's review.
At the risk of tempting 'Fate,' I can say that I've had no problems with my B&D Workmate over the 30+ years I have used it.
Built to last.
No corrosion/rust etc.
18 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HtheDIYMan Black and Decker Workmate
I have owned one of these for nearly 30 years. The plastic clips which hold the base legs out broke after 20 odd years and I had accidentally cut into the top a few times so I bought a "copy" new workbench which is rubbish. I considered buying a new one but then came the "light bulb moment" where I Googled spares. I was delighted to find that I could buy almost all parts for it. I replaced the clips for about Â£10 and it is almost as good as new. The cuts in the top I can live with. I thoroughly recommend these benches. I have a B&D mains drill that still works after 35 years. It is hard to buy stuff that is this good these days. They were designed to last.
1 Jul 2014