Sjobergs Nordic Plus 1450 Bench
Sjobergs Nordic Plus 1450 Bench
£359.95 - £478.96 (£299.96 - £399.13 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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£359.95 - £478.96 (£299.96 - £399.13 Ex. VAT)

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Sjöbergs 10 Year Guarantee

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.

This product is on page 118 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model Nordic Plus 1450
Nett Weight 30 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,470 mm x 630 mm x 860 mm
Reviews (12)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



9 March 2018


Great bench,
With regards to previous reveiws (the included instructions suck).Makes IKEA instructions look world class.Any way,after 6 beers it wasn’t difficult - about 2 hours build time including ‘cabinet’

Steve B

30 September 2017

Good, Small, Lightweight Bench

If you have a small workshop and don't need a bench that won't move what ever you throw at it, then this is the one for you. We all know that mass equals stability but for the price and the convenience this is a good option. As mentioned by other reviewers, the movability of the vices is incredibly useful - why isn't that feature on more benches? The storage unit is (almost) a necessity, not only for what it can hold but also for its contribution to the bench's rigidity - I wouldn't feel comfortable using the bench for hand-planing without the bracing the storage unit provides. DO OIL it, THOROUGHLY. I didn't give enough attention to the underside of the top and even in my reasonably humidity-stable workshop, it warped a little.

Peter Hale

9 May 2017

Very Nice, Good Value Product - But A Few Glitches

Very prompt delivery. The bench is exactly what I'd wanted in terms of size, function - and it looks great too. My biggest criticism is that the female screw thread on the right hand front vice is not aligned properly with the two guide hole/shafts - the effect being that the vice is stiff to open and close - and this of course puts both the metal vice screw and wood surround under tension - my concern being the wood holding it could ultimately crack. This fault only becomes apparent right at the end of the assembly process - as mounting the Vices is the last thing that is done. It's simply not practical to return the screwed and glued bench - so I just have to live with it - but it spoils what is otherwise a really nice work bench. A few other niggles. Various reviews strongly recommend gluing EVERYTHING when assembling - which I did - but the manufacturer only stipulates gluing the Vice Guides under the worktop. Best practice needs to made clearer. The assembly instruction brochure should be clearer as it's easy to put some parts together incorrectly - a dedicated You Tube assembly video should be made available. Finally various reviews strongly recommend using a Finishing Oil, but the manufacturer doesn't mention this - they really should do so - and specify preferred brands.

Peter Haslam-Brunt

27 February 2017

Good Product

I needed a small work bench for the basement storage area / workroom in the apartment building where I live most weekdays and this is ideal. The instructions are OK and if you buy the storage unit simply read the instructions for that before you begin assembly then it all becomes clear.
The multi positions for the vices is excellent which in conjunction with the bench dogs makes them very versatile. Although the handles are a little twee! I had no problems fitting them and the interchange between all positions with no problems.
Glue everything including the draw units as well as using the cleverly designed corner clips.
Treat the whole bench with a good finishing oil as it soaks it up.
Don't expect a bomb proof item, for the money it is perfectly serviceable for the hobbyist or moderate use in a confined space although with heavy use you might find the dowel and screw assembly of the legs may begin to wear and move. The storage unit is a little light weight using hardboard for the bases, I suspect that I will eventually get around to dismantling the bench and fitting ply to the base and the drawers which are about Ikea standard. All in all it took about 3Hrs to finish and is rigid enough.
The holdfasts work well and are complimentary to the bench dogs.
Delivery was fast and efficient 3 days from ordering to delivery in South East France for £34. Excellent service once again.

David Greenfield

5 January 2017

Excellent Product let down by vague instructions

I brought this with the storage unit and accessory kit.
Delivery from Axminster was prompt although it came on a day I wasn't in but the delivery man helped take it to my workshop.
First impression is of weight and quality. Most parts of of solid wood (the exceptions being the cupboard top, bottom and sides and drawer bottoms which are of MDF). The workbench top is of laminated timber. All timber was straight with very few flaws. The cuts, holes etc were very neat and sharp; indeed the joints on the drawers are works of art. I treated the whole with finishing oil as my workshop is in a cellar. The end grain in particular soaked this up. It's a fairly small bench so probably not suitable for large scale joinery but fine for DIY and domestic pottering.
I recommend downloading the instructions from the Sjoberg website and studying them. Construction of the bench is ingenious but the instructions do not show all stages and are difficult to follow; think IKEA and you get the idea. In particular, it wasn't immediately clear that the top supports for the bench are not symmetrical to the legs as the foot is. I had to take the legs apart and resemble them. For that reason I don't recommend reinforcing with glue. The cupboard caused me problems. This is held together by the legs with the back and top and bottom slotting into the frame. It was impossible to hold it together while I bolted the legs to it. In the end I used a sash clamp to hold two parts of the frame tight while I located and fixed the bolts and then did the other side in a similar fashion. None of this is shown in the instructions. The drawers are very clever and can be assembled without glue being held together with plastic L shaped clips. Incidentally the bolts holding it together stand proud of the legs; recessed one would have been neater and reduced a potential snag. Take care fixing the blocks of wood that support the tail of the vices. The fixing to hold the bench top to the legs go through these and they must be the right way round. Like another reviewer I found that the tail of one of the vices did not line up with the holes. After thinking about this I removed it from the bench top, fitted the tails through it and then fixed it in place; it worked without widening any holes. Another feature which is not trumpeted is that the vices can easily be relocated. I greased the threaded holes.
In use I've found it to be solid with none of the racking associated with cheaper benches. It moves but I've not yet bolted it to the floor or indeed leveled it. I did think I might have to bolt it to the wall but I won't bother. I found the holdfast useful but you need more than one to clamp flat objects firmly to the bench. An order has gone off to Axminster for more.

So in conclusion. I'm still very pleased with the bench and glad I brought it especially as the cupboard and drawers have soaked up some of the odd tools etc that have been lying on surfaces. The instructions are poor and do not even market the features of the bench fully (see Axminster's You tube video for this). A video showing assembly of the bench would be helpful. However overall it took me about 5 hours to assemble the whole thing plus another two hours to treat it. Generally 5 stars dropping a star for the instructions.

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