Model No. WM425

Workmate® Portable Project Center and Vise

18 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
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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Instructions Suck

Although men are not supposed to need instructions, anything would have been better than the 'instructions' included in the package. Almost gave up and returned it. I know writing instructions can be hard but a picture is usually worth a thousand words; however, the pictures in the instructions were too small to be of any use.

Hopefully now that it is together it'll work as advertised.

Pros: Should make working outside a bit earier

Cons: Horrible assembly instructions

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Workmate 425

Would strongly suggest doing steps 4, 5 and 6 after step 7. This gives some leverage when having to hammer the pins in through the crank. Otherwise it bounces all over the place and the pins don't go through the holes. This would have saved me about 40 mins in assembly time.

Once it is together, the product works great. I use it for home projects all the time. Had another one, same model, prior to moving and got good use out of it.

Pros: Easy to use once assembled

Cons: Assembly took longer than it should have, several steps should be done in a different order.

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Disappointed with the quality and assembly instructions.

I could not be more disappointed. I had an old Workmate that was heavily used and I thought had seen better days so when I moved I gave it to a friend. If they weren't a friend I would happily trade this new one to my old one. The assembly instructions are terrible, the quality of the material used in the item is less than half the weight of my old one. I haven't finished putting it together and just may take it back to Home Depot, now I know why they don't carry it in their stores.

Pros: None so far

Cons: Inferior to previous models

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Assembly was awful, but I'm excited to use it.

The assembly instructions are indeed abysmal, but it is possible, with help from the pictures on the box. You can identify the front, middle and rear jaws by the logos/printing on them. Do this first, before you start attaching the plastic blocks, and then ignore instructions #9 and #10; just slide the rear jaw in any of the slots.

When you buy this, also pick up a few #8, 1-1/4 inch screws, plus nuts. In order to attach the handles to the vise screws, you have to hammer in these stiff metal pins that I could not for the life of me get in far enough to withstand a firm cranking. The handles kept coming off. One screw through the pre-drilled holes, anchored with a nut, will solve your problem.

I haven't used it for any projects yet, but I'm looking forward to. It's a great size, fits well in a small basement and even folds up for easier storage.

Pros: Compact, useful, flexible configurations, easy to operate.

Cons: Makes me appreciate IKEA assembly instructions in a whole new light.

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Product is made with very inferior material... plastic parts. Workmate 425 type 6.

The assembly instruction are terrible, might as well be written in Chinese. Assembly drawings are to small and require a magnifier to be able to attempt to follow. Very poor product at best.

Pros: I always thought highly of Black & Decker, but the quality of this workmate 425 type 6 is a joke.

Cons: Poor quality of plastic assembly parts. Parts should be made of metal or maybe wood, but cheap plastic parts will not stand up to even light use. I am very disappointed in this product.

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