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Sjobergs Nordic Plus 1450 Bench
Sjobergs Nordic Plus 1450 Bench
£339.96 - £399.96 (£283.30 - £333.30 Ex. VAT)

Sjobergs Nordic Plus 1450 Bench

  • Sturdy under frame from Scandinavian pine
  • Hard Nordic birch top built to last
  • Double row of dog holes from each vice location
  • Steel vice spindles, up to 1300kp force
  • 4 vice mounting locations
  • Suitable for right-handed or left-handed people
  • Supplied as standard with 4 bench dogs and 2 vices
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£339.96 - £399.96 (£283.30 - £333.30 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

The sturdy under frame is made from Scandinavian pine and with the hard Nordic birch top the bench is built to last a lifetime of normal use. A double row of 19mm (3/4") dog holes run from each of the four vice locations, giving an endless opportunity to clamp your work. There are four mounting locations for the vices allowing you to configure the vices to best suit your working preference. Both vices can be mounted on the front for heavy-duty clamping or one at either end for clamping in two positions and maximum clamping distance. The Nordic bench is equally suited to right-handed people and left-handed people. 4 steel bench dogs are supplied as standard with a plastic coating that helps protect edge tools. The bench dogs are reversible for thin work pieces. Nordic benches can also be fitted with the accessory cupboard and drawer kit (0042) and the optional Holdfast (ST03), supplied as a pair, which can be located in any of the dog holes on worktop or in the holes on the front legs of the bench. Worktop area: 1340 x 500mm. Please note: Available as bench only or complete with storage module.


Sjobergs benches are kiln dried to 8% moisture content. If your workshop is not a humidity controlled environment and can exceed 75% air humidity Axminster recommends sealing the bench with 2 or 3 coats of finishing oil on the top, underside and dog holes. This treatment should be maintained from time to time.



Model Nordic Plus 1450
Nett Weight 30kg
Overall L x W x H 1,470 x 630 x 860mm
Reviews (7)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.1 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



21 November 2016

Buyer Beware!

If you have bought the storage module with this bench, do NOT assume that because they come in separate boxes that the storage module can be put together AFTER you have put the bench up. I spent a good three hours putting the bench together and then opened the box for the cupboard to discover that the cupboard slots in between the legs of the bench in a way that can only be done at the same time as putting the bench together. There was no indication in the bench instructions that this was the case - no warning that if you have bought the cupboard then these instructions do not apply!! to spell it out more clearly, the bench instructions supplied do NOT work if you are also making the cupboard. This is really poor for the unsuspecting customer. I phoned Axminster and they very helpfully agreed to take the cupboard back, which was just as well, because there was no way I was taking the bench apart again! I could really have done with an electric screwdriver and you needed several different heads, unnecessarily, I thought (it could have been made with standard heads). Furthermore, I had problems fitting the vice, as the holes on the bench were not aligned with the holes on the vice. I had to find a different screw that was thinner to make it work. The glue also looked rubbish so I use my own wood glue. The bench wood is not good quality. It is reminiscent of budget flat pack furniture I bought from Ikea when in my twenties and couldn't afford anything else, except the price tag is not an Ikea price tag!! I wish I had forked out a lot more. Buying this piece of kit is a false economy, as I know I will be replacing it within a year or two. So, in summary, I was impressed with Axminster customer service for helping resolve my problems quickly by agreeing to take back the cupboard, but not with Sjoberg for their poor design and instructions.

Roger Price

1 November 2016

My first proper work bench as a retirement present to myself means I can get rid of 2 other temporary "work mates".

This is is simple to put together, if you read the instructions.
It is solid, and the only tip I would pass on is to glue everything as well as use the bolts, screws and dowels. Also use a bit of sandpaper on the sliding doors and all sharp edges, except the vice plates.
Finally, I would suggest that YOU MUST USE FINISHING OIL. This is mentioned if you are at risk of humidity, but it seems to give an extra shine to the product. It soaked into the bench top so tells me that the timber really needs it anyway, wherever you work.
I would go so far as to suggest Axminster might include it in the freebies pack instead of the anvil plate perhaps!

A really good investment and already it has proved its worth in only 10 days use.


5 November 2015

Really nice bench

As others have noted, assembling this bench is a hassle. Double, triple and even quad check the instruction manual and you should be OK. Keep checking orientation! Shake the little provided glue container and make note of when it's actually supposed to be used. Mine clumped up and was a hassle to work with. When done assembling, resist putting your finger into one of the dog holes, it will fit and it will get stuck making you panic a bit. Not that I'd personally know anything about this of course (twist and pull).

Sam Cooper

2 January 2015

No Drawers!

This item does not come with the storage drawers shown in the product images on this site!

The bench is perfectly sturdy and was relatively easy to put together (instructions need careful attention). However, I think that the seller could update the images that are being used to sell this product as they are misleading, particularly given that they are also selling the storage compartment as an 'additional item' for £150.


Richard Scott

10 November 2014

Went together well until the very last item!

Order process and delivery very good. Product pretty well packaged - no missing items. A sturdy bench with good storage space. One minor issue is that to assemble some parts, one could really do with a workbench!! All assembled using minimal pictorial instructions - kind of relies on a DIY person doing it! Everything fitted superbly until the last part - the factory inserted threaded boss in the position I required the second vice was set at a downward angle, which prevents the threaded vice jaw lead screw from passing through the jaw and engaging in the boss at all. This is with the jaw closed, so will only worsen as the jaw is opened. Blowed if I'm taking everything apart and shipping it back for a replacement - will just have to drill a larger clearance hole in the vice jaw, or possibly even slot it on its lower side. Suggest any prospective purchaser of this item checks that the lead screws engage through the vice jaws (without binding on the jaw) in all vice positions when the jaws are full extended, and that they do this before any assembly work.

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