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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 03-29-2015 12:55 PM 1077 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At first it appears to be a variant of the Black and Decker Workmate, but I can find zero information about it online. So now I’m not so sure that it is a B&D product.

Any ideas?

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JayT

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#1 posted 03-29-2015 01:34 PM

Quick Google search says it is likely a B&D Drop Leaf Workmate.

Shown in a 1982 Popular Science article

Craigslist post that still has the decals.

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 01:38 PM

I can’t find anything on it either. Looks like an interesting concept, though.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 01:51 PM

Looks like a good Idea,I wonder why we don’t see more of them around?

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 01:52 PM

Thanks JayT, I don’t know how you found it so quick, as I have spent a lot of time trying to track that sucker down. Much appreciated!

-Dave

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 02:11 PM

A1Jim, I thought the same thing… here’s a pic how I’m going to mount it to my workbench to give more clamping options and extend the outfeed for my table saw just a bit more:

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#6 posted 03-31-2015 12:22 AM

Looks like it should have been a pretty good seller. Appears it would have been very useful for a lot of applications

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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