Workmate® 225 Portable Project Center and Vise


  • Sturdy construction holds up to 450 lbs.
  • Adjustable rear jaws give you flexibility to clamp odd shapes
  • Lightweight, portable design folds for easy storage
  • Durable, heavy-gauge steel frame
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Product Details

Key Features

  • Holds 450 lbs.
  • Adjustable rear jaws
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Heavy-gauge steel frame


  • Sturdy
  • Flexibility to securely clamp odd shapes
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Durability

What's Included

  • WM225 Project Center
  • (4) Swivel Pegs


  • Clamping
  • Painting
  • Cutting
  • Workbench
  • Sawhorse

2 Year Limited Warranty

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two (2) years against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.

The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailer?s policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.

The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under "Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.

This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.

LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, check country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see the website for warranty information.


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    User Reviews for Workmate® 225 Portable Project Center and Vise

    0 people recommended the following review
    gregnuckols Wrote:
    excellent, reliable tool
    I haven't used older Workmate models, which everyone reports as having sturdier construction. This model does include some plastic components, but at the same time it's worked exceptionally well for me so far. I've successfully used the work surface, dogs, and clamping features for both power tool work (routing) and hand tool work (hand saws, chisels, sanding) without any difficulties. It's wonderful to have such a steady work surface and holding tool that can be stored out of the way when not in use.

    versatility step provides added stability easy to move and store


    some parts might be less durable than one might desire

    1/21/2014 3:22:23 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    raven11 Wrote:
    Clever engineering--Poor construction
    I bought this unit to replace my old Workmate (probably over 10 yrs. old) that somehow didn't make it to my new home when I moved. I LOVED my old Workmate (sniff, sniff). This new unit is but a cheap copy of my old one. Although there is some clever engineering, the materials used are cheap and poor quality. Flimsy sheet metal for the overall structure and cheap plastic for the working parts. While my old Workmate was still very functional after many years of service, I doubt that this one will make it for more than two or three--even with light use. I would have purchased a different brand of portable workbench had I been able to find one, but the others that I researched were just as flimsy. It is sad to me that B&D has gone from a company making high quality products to a company which produces more cheap crap like many others. I would have gladly paid twice--or even three times--as much for a durable, high quality product if it were available. Sadly, none seem to be.

    Clever engineering


    Poor quality construction

    8/5/2013 3:10:38 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    Peterlegrand Wrote:
    Very good tool
    I have used two of them for many years and always worked fine. It is nice that it can be folded and stored away. Finally after standing in the flood for 2.5 month it isn't that good anymore. So time to buy a new one. Probably going for the 225 and a 425 this time.

    Sturdy, easy to use, and easy to store


    If the Workmate 125 would be the same height as the 425 and 225 (but based on the website it isn't) then it would be a nice combination to have a 125 with the 425.

    8/4/2013 5:59:09 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    UnhappyInBismarck Wrote:
    Made in China, Need I say more
    Missing spot weld on frame causes loss of clamping pressure on left crank. I returned it to Menards and picked up another one. Same problem. Several hours of my life wasted buying, assembling, and returning this junk.

    I have one that was purchased maybe 25 years ago. Love it. It has served me well. Bring the manufacturing for this back to the US. Problem solved because Americans are the best manufacturers on the planet. They care more about what they are making. Stop giving our money to the chinese who are turning out garbage. Re-work is very expensive. How smart do you feel now having produced this junk in CHINA?


    New ones have poor quality. No welds where there should be one.

    8/1/2013 11:06:48 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    Wes Mercer Wrote:
    Possibly the most versatile tool I have in my workshop.
    I have had this tool since the mid-1990's and have used it for every kind of project imaginable. It has held up very well for the amount of use and abuse I have put it through.I have only had to replace the plastic leg catches until recently the plastic belt on the One Handed Clamp that closes both sides at the same time has broken. Apparently that part is no longer available and the new models no longer have that feature. It is still very useable and still serves me well.

    Versatility and folds up small to take up less room.


    The One Handed Clamp feature is no longer available. It is a very handy feature when having to hold a piece in place while closing the clamp. Also the belt for that feature no longer available.

    1/18/2012 10:49:25 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    Ken62 Wrote:
    Certainly a Classic; Best invention since the tweezer-vice/split-vice of the 17th cent.
    My father bought this when it first came onto the market in 1974. I still have it and it still functions excellently. It has performed renovations,constructions, wood working projects of every kind, bicycle repairs, and just about every clamping/holding service possilbe of any other trade. It's still in original condition with the 'battle scars' to it's testimony. I've aquired another same 1974 model and people have asked me where to find this original and I'd have to say, they are extremely hard to find as these were made with superior materials of the day: the original black swivel pegs have not broken, the plastic catches that holds the WorkMate closed still are intact, this original has more spring steel for the articulations of the tool. I could just about write book about it's adventures.

    Very versitile in all it's capacities.


    The stamped steel used to make up its' parts could be a little thicker; adding to it's durability though it will sacrifice the weight ratio. Short of making it from titainium, I'm speechless.

    10/26/2010 5:57:22 AM

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