Model No. WM425

Workmate® P425 Portable Project Center and Vise

30 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

  • Dual height adjustment legs fold under to lower height for larger projects
  • Heavy-gauge steel frame securely supports up to 550 lbs.
  • Portable design folds for easy storage
  • One-Handed Clamp™ system allows clamps to be adjusted together or independently
  • Adjustable jaws and vertical clamping give you flexibility and extended-range to clamp odd shapes
  • Includes four adjustable swivel pegs for easy clamping of irregularly shaped objects
  • Large working surface enabled with extra block and vise-to-workbench converter insert
Black and Decker - Workmate P425 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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Get what you pay for

Not a bad product, but you get what you pay for. The pins they require you to use to put on the handle are inserted by pressure. You are supposed to hammer them in. Much easier said, then done. Also, the instructions are terrible, as others have mentioned.

Pros: Good size top and the step is nice for leverage

Cons: plastic-y and a little more flimsy then I would like. I don't see it lasting for as long as I would like.

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Best portable workstand/vise on the market.

Purchased the Workmate 425 to replace my 15-20 year old Workmate. This one compares favorably in quality, although durability remains to be seen. I appreciate the larger work surface and greater clamping width. Couldn't find another portable work-stand that even compares in price, quality and versatility. The only drawback is the often maligned assembly instructions, which are indeed both poorly written and ridiculously small.

Pros: Sturdy, versatile, portable

Cons: Poor assembly instructions

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plastic parts and flimsy table

I owned one of the original workmates for years. It was well designed and built. Gave it to a relative. After working with this "modern one" i am going to try to get the old one back. Very disappointing.

Pros: Easy assembley despite awful instructions, portable but easy for "jaws to work loose and fall off" (and yes, it is assembled properly)

Cons: Flimsy, plastic parts, thin metal legs, uneven work table, plastic "dogs"

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Not up to the quality we expect from B&D

Bamboo is not the same as hardwood. There in more plastic than before. The "top blocks" do not hold the bolts well. The bolts won't tighten up in several of the blocks so that they are a bit loose. The plastic spring for the legs are going to break quickly. When folded, the old models stood up on their own. This one falls over. I'll have to attach it to something in order to have it folded up.

And yet, it is still the better choice of all those I saw in stores and on the Internet.

I'm sure I'll use it well for many years. And soon I'll stop grumbling about the instructions. That's why they can get away with it. We forget.

Pros: I like the new wider table top. Still sturdy and will serve its purpose

Cons: The instructions are the worst I've ever seen. Why doesn't BD do something about this. It is innecessary. The tool is not what it used to be. This is my third and it is flimsy by comparison. The r

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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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