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Forum topic by Francisco Luna posted 491 days ago 1476 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Francisco Luna

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491 days ago

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hey guys! A local guy is selling this bench, I was wondering about the quality / manufacturer before making the one hour drive…....does anybody knows anything about it?

He is asking 100….is that a fair number??

Thanks for all the help!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright


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BigRedKnothead

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#1 posted 491 days ago

Don’t know anything about the make. I’d take it for $100 even just for the storage and vise.

-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LamMontagne

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Greg In Maryland

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#2 posted 491 days ago

The vise reminds me of a harbor freight special, though I didn’t see one similar on their website. I suppose if there isn’t something wrong or broken, it is worth $100. The top is not going to be as thick as it appears—most likely there is a skirt a round the perimeter. Also, the vise is rather shallow. This may be your first workbench, but it won’t be your last.

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Loren

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#3 posted 491 days ago

Can’t read the logo, but it looks like a Sjoberg.

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Tim

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#4 posted 491 days ago

Consider asking for closeup pictures of the vices before you go. A 100 mile drive round trip costs you about $50-60 by IRS standards, and you know they aren’t being generous when giving deductions. You’ve made better, but if the vices are decent and the size is decent it doesn’t sound bad. The HF bench costs more than that.

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stefang

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#5 posted 491 days ago

It looks (nicely) shop made to me, and well worth $100 if it is stable.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Laughran

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#6 posted 490 days ago

The manufacturer is Whitegate. It is a smaller light duty bench. I Paid $50.00 for one last fall. Its not the best but it is better than nothing. Someday (when time and money allow) I’m sure to build a heavier one.

-- David

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 490 days ago

If you don’t travel so far to get it it would definitely be worth it to me.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Francisco Luna

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#8 posted 490 days ago

thanks for the info and comments guys, you are the best! I’m letting this one pass…....
I got a nice Richard Wilcox Quick Release Vise from Ebay, so I guess is a better option to build something stronger.
May God bless you richly today!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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