"The workbench is excellent and very good value for money. I've only rated the reliability down at 4 stars because I haven't used it much yet.
Unfortunately the packaging is not very good: several parts of the metalwork were poking through the cardboard. When I came out of the trade counter I placed the box on top of my car to open it, and when I pulled it off I put two or three scratches in the roof. Fortunately not really a problem for my car, but, be warned."
"I bought this as my last Black and Decker gave up the ghost and went to the great D.I.Y. heaven in the sky.The work bench has been just the job and does every thing my old one did. It took me a little time to get use to opening and setting it up but it second nature now but hey its only a workbench,you don't need a degree in rocket science."
"i am very surprised at how good this product is and how reasoably priced it is. it does the job perfectly, and having a raised step , you can out your foot on it too keep your bench perfectly still. fold down really easily to."
"Arrived promptly. A doddle to put together. Just 2 handles to put on - only screwdriver required. Used all day yesterday. Sturdy - "does exactly what it says on the tin". At the price it's a steal. Would recommend to anybody. Don't leave it out in the rain - bamboo wood will curl."
"some one took a work bench and tried hard to improve on the original, sorry but don't work pal. The quick release/adjustments feature fails to hold the material being worked on securely the locking buttons for the feet/legs should be on all four corners and not as it is. when I bought it I needed a work bench quickly and cheaply and it has enabled me to complete a couple projects but I will replace it with a better product as soon a funds allow."
"To put somethings into context, - I had been quoted silly money by Black & Decker for replacement jaws for my ancient Workmate. This Multi-function workbench costs considerably less than those jaws. However, it is not in the same league as regards mechanical operation or strength. For occasional use it is adequate. I am glad that I bought it at a very discounted sale price. If you intend buying at full price, - go for the Workmate."
"Having had a Workmate bench for many years, the Forged Steel had a lot to compete with, and although adequate, it didnt really stand up. The first one I recieved was faulty and the replacement had loose bolts. Once tightened and corrected, the bench is steady enough, but again, compared to the Workmate, it feels like its been put together in a hurry somewhere."
"The goods arrived from screwfix the next day.The bench was easy enough to put together, but the hanles are flimsy and I don't think will last too long. Overall the product could have been better quality and I would not have paid more than I did for it"