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Model #WM425

Workmate 425 30 in. Folding Portable Workbench and Vise

  • Lightweight yet sturdy project center supports up to 550 lbs
  • Large and versatile working surface enabled with benchtop insert
  • Features dual height adjustment legs and One-handed Clamp system
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Product Overview

Advanced, 1-Handed Clamp system with exclusive clutch design for easy clamping. Front jaw swings up for vertical clamping. Folds for easy storage and carrying. Vise jaws angle to hold wedge shapes up to 8 5/16 in. wide. Swivel pegs hold shapes up to 18-3/4.
  • Sturdy construction holds up to 450 lbs.
  • Adjustable rear jaws give you flexibility to clamp odd shapes
  • Lightweight, portable design folds for easy storage
  • Durable, heavy-gauge steel frame
  • 4 swivel pegs included
  • Versatile for use as a workbench, clamp or vise

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Questions & Answers


What diameter are the holes in the work surface? Will they accommodate a holdfast with, say, an 1...

Asked by butch December 26, 2020

It is my understanding that they are 20mm ... 3/4” with a wrap of tape fits

What is difference between 425 and 225?

Asked by MH December 6, 2020


can you add wheels or casters to #425 workmate

Asked by digger September 7, 2020

not without getting creative.

First off, the 800-430-3366 number doesn't address availability. Secondly, why is this on sale wh...

Asked by Outofstocksale August 17, 2020

I had to order it online unfortunately. I tried to do a pickup at the store without any luck. Agree that when Home Depot has a sale it takes a PhD to figure out how to take an advantage of.

Can you separate the two crank handles of the One-handed Clamp system so that they can be operate...

Asked by Jim August 11, 2020


Is there any way to keep the legs where they won’t fold back in when you are trying to move the table?

Asked by GP July 18, 2020

only by lifting the unit.

Do you have to assemble it?

Asked by Stan June 17, 2020

Yes. 20 minutes with only my Leatherman as a tool.

What are the collapsed dimensions? I'm in a condo and don't have a lot of extra storage for my to...

Asked by Liz May 2, 2020

It is a little bit larger than a foldable beach chair. If you are on the ground floor with a fenced-in patio you could hang it on the fence, but keep it covered from the winter weather. If you are in a high rise, 2nd floor and above, then you can fit it in a closet. Or if you have a one-car garage, hang it on the wall.

can you provide specification of the package?. height, width and weight?; thanks

Asked by Eduardo April 24, 2020

30” wide x 31” deep ( including feet ) x 31” tall Weight about 35-40 lbs

this page advises the wm425 holds up to 550 lbs. then further down the page it recommends 450 lbs...

Asked by pat March 29, 2020

Yes, I purchased one of these, the installation directions were confusing. Also, I would not suggest putting over 400 pounds could bend the legs.

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Customer Reviews

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Poor quality parts
After just a couple of months and a only a few uses, the plastic belt (that drives the vise function) came off its runner, got caught up and split enough that it keeps falling off. The quality of the wood parts is far from great too.
by Mr S T
Response from SBD_Product ExpertMay 13, 2021
We appreciate your feedback. We would like to speak to you about the experience you had. Please contact support at WECARE@sbdinc.com and include a brief description of the issue you are having along with your contact information.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you
Yes and No. the belt needs to be replaced....
Yes and No. the belt needs to be replaced.
2 people found this helpful
IT'S A PIECE OF FLIMSY CRAP. The working parts are made of plastic. The moving clamp plate onl...
IT'S A PIECE OF FLIMSY CRAP. The working parts are made of plastic. The moving clamp plate only moves a few inches. To accommodate a larger work piece, you have to wrestle out the fixed clamp plate to move it to a different slot. Try doing that with while holding the work piece with one hand and cranking the moving plate with the other hand. Even worse, the fixed plate is held in the slot by a plastic prongs. The act of removing the plate grinds the plastic against the sharp, rough steel edge of the slot. The assembly process alone ground away 25% of the plastic prong's effective working area. That means I have about 3 more uses before the thing stops working. I had an old model workmate that served me well for years. It finally met it's end when a heavy galling object crushed a leg. I was hoping to replace it, but this thing is no replacement. I want my money back. DO NOT BUY!
by Fisch
Response from SBD_Product ExpertJul 7, 2020
Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the WM425. We would appreciate the chance to speak with and assist you with warranty. Please contact us at WECARE@SBDINC.COM. Please also reference case #11826374. Mitzy, BLACK+DECKER Customer Care
18 people found this helpful
Very useful and sturdy
The workmate is very easy to assemble and comes with detailed instructions on how to put it together. The work mate is light weight and portable but also heavy duty and durable it works as both a vise and a workbench. It had a strong wooden top and aluminum legs and bottom tray for storage. Very convenient and well worth the price.
by TheSean
The box was very damaged, but the bench inside was...
The box was very damaged, but the bench inside was okay, and easy to assemble.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
this is a great addition to my work shop
this is a great addition to my work shop
by caf
Nice Workbench for Small Space
I needed a small workbench that I could keep in a corner of my garage and also have the flexibility to move it to my driveway or backyard. This workbench satisfied my needs. As you can see from the photo, I also built my own vise attachment. The workbench turn handles are a little fragile, but stong enough for small jobs.
by 1979specialx
Product is great, instructions are terrible
As others have said, the instructions are terrible. The product itself is great, but they could do much better with explaining how to set it up and use it. They don't even offer many ideas on how to use some of the features, other than looking at pictures on the box. Besides that, I can't wait to use it. It's a modern, updated version of the B&D Workmate my dad had when I was growing up.
7 people found this helpful
Works Great
I bought this work bench to replace one I bought 30 years ago. This one seems to be made of the same quality materials. I will be very happy if it also lasts 30 years. I really like the section that flips up and becomes a vertical clamp. My old one did not have this feature. It was a little confusing to put together due to poorly written instructions. I referred to the picture on the box to make sure i was putting it together correctly. All in all, a great buy.
by jim
21 people found this helpful
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