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Forum topic by Francisco Luna posted 04-14-2009 06:02 AM 1890 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Francisco Luna

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04-14-2009 06:02 AM

Hello everybody,
I saw this workbench today listed at Craigslist and decided to look at it….
Has three vises, one Wilcox quick release woodworking vise, a Reed 204R Machinist vise and a plumber’s vise….the workbench is very sturdy, I guess Douglas fir, the top is heavy and 2.5” thick…
I was able to lower the price to $180….....its this a good buy?
thanks for any advise.

-- 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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johnpoolesc

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 06:09 AM

i would say a very good buy. wish it was closer

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 06:14 AM

I guess it depends on the type of wood and the condition. It looks sturdy. If it’s maple or beech, or some other good hardwood, and is in good condition, $180 would be reasonable. If it’s low grade pine, and/or is in rough shape, then not so good a deal unless you can make good use of all those machinist vices. As a comparison, you can go to Sam’s Club and buy the Seville maple workbench for $200.

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 06:28 AM

Knotscott, I have been considering one of those machinist Vises for planemaking…...so I’ll be using it. I was making a research online, and saw that REED 204R over $200! The Wilcox WW vise is not bad, has a dog and it’s quick release.
I was expecting oak based on the dark color, but seems to be Douglas fir….

-- 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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knotscott

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 09:34 PM

Well – The link is dead so I assume the bench sold? Hope it was you!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Francisco Luna

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 10:13 PM

I get it!
came with a bunch of GOOD files in the drawer, everything looks great…I am impressed with the William Wilcox vise, very well made, as well with the Reed 204R. Thanks for the advise.

-- 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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PurpLev

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#6 posted 04-14-2009 10:44 PM

Congrats! I haven’t seen the pic, as it was already removed when I saw the topic- how does it compare to the maple bench you built and sold a few months back?

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Francisco Luna

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#7 posted 04-14-2009 11:51 PM

Sharon, it’s simple but sound, I already dismantled all the parts, has a solid base, 4”x6”s legs with tenoned stretchers, the top is 26”x72”, 2-1/2” thick….has a single drawer with heavy duty slides….everything in Douglas fir….I’m happy, not the same fancy Hard Maple bench, but I least a place where to push my planes.

-- 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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