A very stable bench with a large working area and vice that can be folded and re-assembled in seconds for transport and storage. Fitted with robust wooden work surfaces, a vice that runs the full length of the bench and, for round and awkward shapes, there are clamping jaws that fit onto the working surface. There is storage for small items under the worktop. The top is 680mm x 550mm. Height 834mm, load capacity 200kg, weight 11.6kg. Supplied with 4 clamping jaws.
|Jaw Opening||85mm / 525mm with clamp jaws|
|Table Size||680 x 550mm|
27 September 2015
Good ProductThis is a replacement for my B&D Workmate, and after looking at the Workmates I quickly realised they are rubbish and would not stand up to the years of abuse like my old one had. The first table came with a corroded lead screw and was promptly replaced. I found it very useful in my big DIY projects and it does what it says on the box. I have not had stability issues with it but I guess it depends what you are doing. What I do miss when compared with the B&D is the ability to vary the height of the work surface which I found indispensible when working on large items. It easily folds and packs away well.
6 July 2015
Lacks solid lock for legsI had a workmate for 20 years and had renovated many houses with it (It was stolen by Scrap metal poachers :-() This bit of kit although Bosch lacks stability. The legs when in use extend and lock into place with 2 metal strip springs with a square (slightly rounded) button but after good use the spring loses it's power and then the rounded button which isn't then fully extended, stops holding the bench up. Bosch really need to re-design this with a positive pin lock for the legs & a catch to keep bench shut when folded up. I have a lot of Bosch kit and this is the first bit of kit I wish I hadn't bought.
Above Board (Frank Taylor)
14 February 2014
Not as stable as I hoped...but folds flatI bought one of these to, I had hoped, give me more stability on site or outside when hand-planing, etc.