Rated 4 out of 5Â by flight Beware it bites
Needing a new Workbench I took great trouble selecting this model. The Screwfix Forge Steel Multifunction Workbench looks good, it's price was extremely competitive and I was looking forward to using it. So far so good, now for the fun, assembling it ! I feel I must write something to alert others of what befell me. While I have no intention of putting anyone off this product, please be aware of what the instructions don't tell you, when placing the top on the folding legs assistance is beneficial, or have the legs fixed secure in some way, I did neither, no fault of the product, but not the easiest to assemble on your own, unsupported it collapsed and severed the top of my finger. Some hours later, after treatment, I continued assembling it, well aware now of what could happen. Finally after assembly to the use, I found the adjustable top fixings are very unsubstantial and not at all easy to use, they will need some attention to work satisfactorily. This was the only real fault I have so far encountered. That said the finished bench does appear very stable and hopefully will serve my purpose, only time will tell. If it lasts more than 6 Months it will have done better than most I have owned. Just be careful when you assemble it and I think you will be pleased with this product, I wasn't as careful as I might have been, but overall I am still very pleased with it.
20 Nov 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Libbet Great value and very well made
It took me about 30 minutes to assemble but it wasn't too traumatic. Very stable and folds to take up less room in my very crowded shed!
5 Nov 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Paul1111 Not good enough, will return
I saw this workmate in a Screwfix store discounted to Â£29.99. I made an impulse purchase to replace my 10 year old B&D workmate. However when I assembled it, I was less impressed. The adjuster on the right was very stiff and clicked as it was turned. Looking at how it works, I decided this part was under designed and unlikely to last weeks let alone the years that I would expect. I will return this unit, do some research and buy something that has been better designed and manufactured.
1 Sep 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MTTS took the half price offer
Instructions how to assemble it were not overly clear and confused me somewhat.
(Probably quicker just to put it together without!)
It's stable on its feet which is very important IMHO.
And so far it does everything I want it to do.
Recommended as in 7 out of 10
1 Sep 2014