"I had a pair of plastic "A" frames and like most people, it didn't take too long for one of them to break. I saw these, brought one to check it out and next day went back for a second one. They replaced the A frames but also, in my opinion, are more useful than one B&D Workmate.
The only negative thing you can say about them is that they don't fold completely flat so if storage space is an issue, that might be an problem for some. For me it isn't and so in practical items, I think they are just amazing value for money."
"Good little workbench for general DIY, you do get what you pay for, but its easy to assemble has tool storage and works. Its also pretty stable If you are looking for a no frills workbench, this will do the job."
"Considering a pair of half-decent plastic horses will set you back £40, you'd be stupid not to simply pick up two of these for the same price. Very sturdy (once you've put them together) and can be used for various jobs, unlike a horse.
The only real negative to that idea is the fact that this product doesn't exactly fold flat; so if space is limited in your van or shed, then a pair of horses is the better choice.
Without care the plastic vice handles won't last long. But, overall, a bargain!"
"I was looking for a workbench as I mod computers ( building custom cases and adding watercooling to them ) and I needed somewhere that I could place Acrylic while i bent and cut it for use in the cases. Also I wanted somewhere to place the actual case at the side of me while I was on the PC so I could plan builds. This bench has been perfect. It is lightweight yet sturdy and best of all folds away to hide behind almost anything.....our house has no storage what so ever. Why pay more when this is perfect for my needs."
"A robust work bench at a fraction of the price of others. I'm on my second one now, but only because the first one was so cheap that i didn't look after it, left it out in the rain and knocked it over countless times. last week i knocked it over again and broke the handle for the vice, so i guess it'll just be used as an extra stand now. buy it, you wont regret it"
"Looked at so many on the net but after reading all the reveiws decided on this one, easy to put together and strong enough for med-light work, cannot see how spending 80+Quid can be a benifit, like most things you need to ask yourself, what do i need to use it for"
"I wanted a stable bench on which I could make accurate cuts with a tenon saw using a 45 degree box that could screw to this bench. I found this workbench was ideal in a smallish bedroom whilst I replaced the picture rails. It was easy to construct, strong for my purpose, and yet easy to move.
"I bought 2 of these (at under a tenner each) many years ago. I use them for my business. They are light enough to carry easily and store. Rigid in use. I use 2 together to support long lengths of timber, trim doors etc. I also use them as supports and rest a 2ft x 6 ft sheet of ply across the top to give me a large portable work bench. Have just replaced the MDF tops with decking as they had become very damaged. Single height is generally not a problem. Highly recommended. Go and buy 2 of these instead of 1 pricier model. I now don't take my B&D workmate out on a job, these are more convenient."
"I bought this and a £56 Wolfcraft Master 500. In comparison, this workbench is a bargain. I am pleased with its ease of assembly, stability, ease of use and features. I noted that the adjustment threads and the guides against which they work are made of metal which is pleasing. The negatives are: 1) it's a little tin-ny, 2) it's a little low for me, 3) it doesn't seem to want to fold absolutely flat (when compared to the Wolfcraft version). Nevertheless, if I was only buying one workbench for everyday DIY use (rather than trade use) - I would have very little criticism of this workbench. Worth the money - buy one!"
"I bought four of these something over six years ago because they were disposable. After the most incredible abuse they are still going strong, I must get around to replacing the tops, which have been attacked by most every variety of power tool, and look rather sad, but incredibly still do the business.
Since I renovate houses on my own account, they are used for quite a few trades, and at least once a week. Am I trade or DIY, don't care, but as I don't pay myself, I suppose I am an amateur.
Either way, I can thoroughly recommend this product, although judging by some of the comments, it is no longer quite the product I bought at £7.99 a unit!"