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Old 06-09-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Black & Decker 2105138 Workmate X-Frame Light Duty Workbench

Rating: 3 out of 5
  • Currently 3.0/5.0

We purchased this workbench at Home Depot five years ago for $45. The Task Force Twin Pack Folding Sawhorses, at Lowe's, compares at $30. As advertised, it is a light duty piece of equipment, with the vice able to exert 350 lb. of pressure. The workbench is designed simply, with wood top and black metal, red rubber-tipped legs. It features a vice, and folds up to store in a confined space. The design is simple and geared toward less challenging tasks. It is easy to use for one person, and functions well for its purpose. The vice operates from two handles, one on each side of the bench. We have used it to hand-saw pieces of wood, hold items in place while glue dries and holding pieces together to be nailed or screwed together. The surface measures approximately 2½ feet by 2 feet and holds a 2 by 4 easily. The height is convenient, especially for women. As an uncomplicated tool, it functions easily, with little or no preparation. The workbench is reliable and held together through a number of difficult operations. Scale of work is only limited to how experienced the user is at adapting the workbench to the task. The workbench performs well, even under extreme circumstances and has not buckled, jeed, or hawed. It has never tipped over and remains sturdily in place while work is being performed. After five years, the workbench has performed a variety of tasks and we have come to depend on its place among our tools. The only regret is that for another $30 we could have purchased a larger model.

Review by professional reviewer, Dec. 8, 2010
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