"TOO LONG HAVE I CRAWLED AROUND ON MY KNEES CUTTING WOOD HERE AND THERE, COMPLAINING MY KNEES AND BACK ARE KILLING ME, TOOK THE DECISION TO BUY A WORKMATE AND THAT SAME DAY, SCREWFIX WERE OFFERING THIS PRODUCT AT NEARLY HALF PRICE, BOUGHT IT THERE AND THEN, NO MOR E SORE BACK OR KNEES, WORKS FANTASTIC AND FOLDS AWAY FOR EASY STORAGE, CLAMPS VERY WELL AND JUST THE RICGHT HEIGHT FOR ME, SHOULD HAVE GOT ONE YEARS AGO BUT AT THIS PRICE, GLAD I WAITED FOR SCREWFIX'S EMAIL"
"This is a low cost workbench option. Well built and sturdy, with foot plate to increase stability. It appears to do pretty much everything you would expect for a portable workbench, but at a lower price than it's rivals, particularly at the Screwfix offer price. The adjustable jaws have good rigidity and seem to cope with the expected knocks and scrapes of normal use. I have recently bought this workbench, so cannot rate the 'Reliability' aspect with accuracy at present."
"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."
"I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago and have just bought another. I'm very pleased with these. At the promotional price of just under 30 pounds I wasn't expecting too much. And to my horror when I opened the box it looked like Thor had been bashing the bamboo top in with a sledge, however it was exchanged without any fuss (well done screwfix customer service) and I was quite impressed with the product. Unlike many cheaper workmates it has the secondary legs which gives two working heights. It locks into position nicely, and the two tightening handles stifen the whole thing when it's put up. Ok, you can't cramp up joints with the jaws as they are not that strong, but they hold well enough to grip the workpiece. If you need to assemble anything use a cramp. I was a little suspicious of the bamboo top at the beginning, I thought it was more from the need to be cheap than the need for strength- however it seems really quite strong. All in all, I think this is excellent value for money. Ok, the better known brand might be a bit better quality but I personally don't think it's worth paying that much more. I have bougt 2 of these for the price of the bottom of the range workmate, can't be bad."
"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."
"Very impressed with the workbench. I thought it would be quite flimsy at the low cost but it is quite sturdy and certainly good enough for the occasional DiYer like me. Great value compared to the popular brand model I saw in a national DIY store .. this model is sturdier and more than twice the price!"
"I bought this to replace a well-used B&D basic workmate which I've had for over 30 years. As others have found, the assembly instructions are not easy to follow, but if you have any practical or mechanical knowledge it's easy to work out how it goes together by looking at the parts diagram! Once assembled, this bench is very sturdy and does the job admirably. The combination of raising or lowering the top as well as lowering or raising the legs mean it can be used at three heights. It folds nice and flat for storage. If it lasts as long as my old one I'll be well pleased."
"Your chance to own a versatile multi function workbench,that offers good stability,good range of operational options for DIY buffs,and at this price range, a real bargain,I just purchased the item recently so I can not comment on it's long term durability,still,I can recommend this buy."
"My old workbench was ready to give up the ghost, so I bought this new beauty when it was on offer. Superb value! Used only once so far, but feels good and sturdy. Work height is about 1.5cm lower than my old one, this is going to take some getting used to. Also the worktop is MDF, when I was expecting bamboo as mentioned in other reviews. But in fairness, looking on the box afterwards, it was clearly marked "MDF Worktop" so I only have myself to blame for not noticing sooner! At the price I paid, it has to be the best workbench deal around."