Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 56
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 2ndtimehomeownera Works nicely
This was actually the second one I purchased. First one worked great, and still does, but I bought a second as for longer pieces of wood and many of the projects I am working on now work best with two.
January 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Lazlo Adequate but not nearly as nice as the original
I have the original 35 year old B&D workmate and use it daily. It is still in great shape. I wanted another workmate to help support longer stock and got this one. Easy assembly and fairly solid however, not nearly as sturdy or easy to fold as the old one. This one has a plywood top also used as the clamping device. The new plywood seems less strong than the old which appears to be phenolic.
This workmate has plastic clamping devices to secure the legs, not as secure as the old locking mechanism. The rubber feet are not secure, I used 1/2 inch self tapping screws to hold them onto the legs.
Price was good, probably less than the original 35 years ago, and the unit is functional. I would recommend it to anyone needing a versatile small bench with clamping abilities.
September 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by cliff great addition to my tool box
it was a little tricky to put together but worked out perfectly just the small portable table / vise i needed and priced well
October 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by buy4 okay, but
Like what many reviewers have noted, the table is for light use only. The vise mechanism uses plastic rails that seems prone to breaking if you exert too much force on it. Also, it is wobbly. I placed a 11.5-in by 34-in piece of wood on it and attempted to stain it. As I moved the stain cloth back and forth across the wood, even the light movement made the table rock back and forth. If I could do it again, I would look for something else--not necessarily another Workmate model.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GuyT A great help. Serves as that third hand we always need.
I bought two of these and use them for everything I build outdoors. Height just right to get work off the ground and vise jaws hold all kinds of materials for sawing, drilling etc. Quite pleased with the product.
January 28, 2014