|Review by PKP||posted 07-10-2009 09:11 PM||27793 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
I bought this Bench on sale for 159 dollars. plus tax for a total of 175.( I know TN sales tax is high). The Bench was easily put together in about 2 hours. I have to say for the money I dont think you could buy the wood to make your own workbench.
I needed a workbench instead of using a door setting on top of 2 old speakers as a work table.
The table top is flat and is finger jointed oak, The drawer sides and bottoms are not solid oak but MDF. All the rest of the bench is oak. The instruction manual was easy to follow but the drawers were a little tricky to get into place. The table top is not as thick as it looks in the picture. But that didn’t really matter to me. The vise holds work firmly in place with the bench dogs provided.
Overall all I think this would make a great bench for the beginning woodworker. The bench is sturdy and weights about 115lbs. I gave it 4 stars becasue of the draw sides and bottoms not being solid oak and it ’s lack of a front vise. This may have been the way it was designed to account for wood movement? NOt sure
I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable workbench.
I’m still not sure what the oak bench dogs are for that are shown in the picture?
If anyone has a guess please make a post.