Model No. WM425 New

Workmate® Portable Project Center and Vise

28 Reviews

With the power to hold up to 550 pounds, the Workmate® portable woodworking bench and vise can stand up to tough tasks. Features the One-Handed Clamp™ system and adjustable swivel pegs for clamping awkward shapes.

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Supports up to 550 pounds.

Overview

Features + Benefits

  • Heavy-duty design holds 550 lbs.
  • One-Handed Clamp™ system allows clamps to be adjusted together or independently
  • Adjustable jaws and vertical clamping give you flexibility to clamp odd shapes
  • Adjustable swivel pegs easily clamp awkward shapes
  • Heavy-gauge steel frame securely supports up to 550 lbs.
  • Dual Height Adjustment legs fold under to lower height for larger projects
Black And Decker - Workmate Portable Project Center and Vise - WM425

Product Specs

Uses
  • Holds virtually anything
  • Bench tool stand
  • Vise for cutting, painting, etc.
  • Workbench
  • Sawhorse
Includes
  • WM425 Project Center
  • (4) Swivel Pegs

 

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Review of Workmate® 425 Portable Project Center and Vice

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Workmate 425 Assembly

My father has a 35yr old model and I received the 425 as a Christmas gift. I haven't used it yet. This review is only regarding the assembly instructions. They were TERRIBLE. Small text and diagrams. Very confusing. The final steps are redundant to earlier steps and make one think bolts are missing, however they had been installed in the earlier steps. The explanation on how to install the rear and middle jaws (boards) lack details on which holes to line the blocks with. The online manual is exactly the same as the paper one included in the packaging so it was of no help. I had to guess, but it seems that the rear and middle boards are meant to be removable and adjustable, which is different from the older models. Also, B&D should include some info on the best way to hang the product on the wall.
As for the workmate itself, I'll review it once I've used it on some products. It is clearly not as high quality as my father's old model. The steel is thinner and there are plastic parts and connections that seem flimsy and I don't expect them to last.

Pros: I haven't used it yet.

Cons: Extremely poor assembly and use instructions.

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wm425

wanted one for years i got one now, like the weight capacity and seem to be very versatile dont like the plastic pieces though

Pros: perfect height, compact,

Cons: absolutely the worst instructions i have ever seen and too small adults buy these not kids who see well,and you video does not help

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425 Type 6

If one didn't own older editions of the Workmate then the decrease in quality of the new Workmate 425 wouldn't be so bothersome. I know that there is a desire to keep the product portable but the frame and the top should be beefed up by about twenty per cent. The inventive concept of the Workmates remains impressive but it's later editions pale in comparison with earlier ones.

Pros: Light-weight, compact, design in concept good.

Cons: Instructions not great, flimsy construction when compared to previous Workmates, Top pieces could be thicker

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Easy Assembly

The WM425 was easy to assemble. And thanks for including the wrench to install the bolts. The only complaint in assembly is the text is very small on the assembly manual. I like the vertical clamp feature but it is wobbly until one actually clamps something. The plastic back and front blocks look like they will wear/break after a while. Would have been better if they were metal. The one handed clamping feature is a good touch.

Pros: Easy Assembly

Cons: Vertical Clamp Feature Not Tight

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Not Bad

I bought this to use as a easily moved work bench while I work on my race car & truck, so my usage is somewhat outside what B&D had in mind. I find I use it more as a flat top work surface. I haven't found too many times where the clamping feature & blocks have been useful. I am going to add more holes for those & cover the wooden top boards with light aluminum for durability. Overall an ok piece of equipment.
When the drive belt broke & I called for a replacement I got some attitude from the customer service rep. who stated "We will replace it for free this time, Mr. Allen but in the future you will have to purchase the replacement." Made it sound as if I broke it intentionally or through mishandling.

Pros: Packs away easily, 90 degree clamping feature is handy.

Cons: Versatile to a point, not enough holes for clamping blocks, directions are poor, drive belt broke on first attempt to use

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