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Forum topic by JohnnyBoy1981 posted 05-14-2017 12:42 AM 1351 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnnyBoy1981

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05-14-2017 12:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: worx pegasus kreg mobile project center work table

I’m interested in a small but sturdy work surface with bench dogs and clamps. Most of my projects are small in scale so a large workbench isn’t necessary. I’d like something heavy enough to allow me to do hand planing on it. I was pretty set on the Kreg Mobile Project Center since I can also use the Kreg clamps I already own.

I then became aware of the Worx Pegasus and it’s many positive reviews (and its cheaper price). Do any of you guys or gals have the Worx, or used one? Just curious as to what your impressions are.

John

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#1 posted 05-14-2017 12:51 AM

Sorry I can’t offer anything on the Worx table, but I picked this Keter folding table up a few years ago. Easy to fold and unfold, sturdy and solid for banging on. It sits against the wall in my shop. When I need another surface, it takes a few seconds to pull it out. Now it’s covered in various finishes, but still works as advertised :)

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#2 posted 05-14-2017 12:55 AM

I’ve never been a big fan of any Worx product… but have never seen one of those sawhorse things in person either. However, I’d be leary of it given that it’s made out of ABS plastic. I bet if you check your local Craigslist, you can find a B&D Workmate for cheap, which is essentially what that Worx thing is trying to emulate, but are made out of metal.

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#3 posted 05-14-2017 01:06 AM

You’re not likely to find such a surface suits
hand-planing well. I have tried on a Festool
MFT1080 and even that is prone to lifting
up under the stress of hand planing. You
need the legs something like 4’ apart in
my opinion. Some mass and leg bracing
help too.

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#4 posted 05-14-2017 01:53 AM

Thanks. The Worx looked too plasticky (is that a word?) For my taste. I did buy the Kreg but haven’t opened it yet. I didn’t want to build a traditional workbench, frankly. At leadt not now. I’d rather jump into my other projects. And the premade benches are massively expensive!

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!

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#5 posted 05-15-2017 01:44 AM

I took a gamble and brought home a Kreg Mobile Project Center I bought at Lowe’s. It’s about forty pounds and has some definite heft to it. The clamping configurations you can pull off on it are pretty slick. I like that one end of the table has a track on the underside where you can slide any Kreg clamps you own for additional holding power. The bench dogs are handy.

I tried planing some dimensional lumber with some knots on the surface. When my No. 4 caught a knot the table shifted some. I should probably sharpen the iron anyway. I didn’t ever feel like it was unstable though. The whole contraption is pretty solid.

I also tried the included Kreg clamp on the side to mimic a vice for jointing boards. With only the single clamp holding it sideways, the board would pivot side to side when I applied pressure from the block plane. It actually might work well if there was a second point of contact in addition to the clamp. The clamp does hold down with excellent pressure, there’s just not much support for the work in that application. The side clamp works well with the bench dogs on the opposite side of the material though.

It doesn’t jump like my super lightweight WorkMate I bought last year. That thing feels like it’s made of thin sheet metal. It’s very rickety and the clamp on it isn’t impressive to me. I guess the older ones were higher quality though.

Anyway, I’m still on the fence about keeping the Kreg. I’ll play with it some more and then decide.

-- Mistakes aren't mistakes if you still have all of your fingers!

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