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Forum topic by camille posted 07-17-2011 07:12 PM 1367 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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camille

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07-17-2011 07:12 PM

Is anyone familiar with these workbenches sold by wooddirect.com
Someone here has them locally that they are selling for $150.
I thought maybe it could be reinforced in the legs if it is too wobbly
I do not know about the rubberwood top though….anyone have one of these?
Thanks in advance for your advice.

http://www.woodirect.com/workbench.html


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KayBee

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#1 posted 07-17-2011 09:41 PM

Never heard of them. But they’re made of rubberwood. Don’t know how hard or stable that is either. Not much help really, sorry.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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pierce85

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#2 posted 07-17-2011 11:22 PM

Here’s a link to a discussion of the Jacobsen workbench on the FWW forum – it’s a little dated:

http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine-woodworking-knots/general-discussion/jacobsen-workbench-opinions

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RGtools

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 03:41 AM

Never used one myself, but it looks a bit anemic for my style of work (hand-tool focused…ok obsessed), you want a bench with some weight to it. If you use mostly power-tools it should work ok as you will use it mostly for assembly.

If you were going to spend that much money, get two good vises and a stock pile of yellow pine, I think you will be better off.

Here's my bench.

Search for Bob and Dave’s good fast and cheap work bench and you will find plans for this.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Greedo

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 08:08 AM

when i see the legs, then i can’t imagine it being stable or heavy enough.
for that price you could get the wood and hardware and make something better.

edit: missed the part where you said you could get em for 150, that changes it somewhat. depending on the hardness of that wood, it may be interesting to get it and reinforce the base.

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camille

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 03:54 PM

Yes, Thanks all
I actually looked at it, too small, too flimsy.
Even for that price.

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