|Review by teenagewoodworker||posted 03-23-2008 03:39 AM||1634 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
well i just got my second workmate so i figured that i could do a review on this one because it is the newer version (my old one was the one my dad had for about 10-15 years. it is a great little shop helper. it works at a vise, a workbench, and if you put a piece of plywood on it when it is fully extended than i little assembly table. there are many many little uses that you will find for this around the shop. they last a long time as my dad’s did also.the only reason why his broke was that i sawed through it with a circular saw because i forgot to shift it down and i just cut. so i made another top for it and now i have another use for it, i put my miter saw on top of it. even when its broken i can find uses for it. the only reason why i gave it 4 stars was because the directions are pretty bad. but at least they are good enough that i can understand them enough to get the thing together. also a couple of holes didn’t line up so i had to re-drill and the one for the pins in the handle was too small so i had to drill that bigger. otherwise i love this. if i had the change i would buy another one. its just a great little shop helper that you can find hundreds of uses for.
P.S. Also the vise is about (just a guess, trying to remember from when i made a new top for it) 24” long so it can accommodate big pieces and is ideal for locking down the pieces while planing.