Black & Decker WM425 550 Pound Capacity Workmate Portable Workbench
Black & Decker really started the interest in portable workbenches, when they came out with the first Workmate. It combines the portability and compactness of a sawhorse with the clamping ability of a woodworker’s workbench. The key to the design is the split top, which has dual threaded bar clamps to pull it together. With it, you can clamp a board in place to work on it. This model has a step which you can put on foot on to hold it in place, so that the force of planning or working the wood doesn’t move the bench. Another way you can use it is to put the top together and use it as a small workbench/stand for bench mounted tools. This model comes with four swivel pegs, which are essentially like bench dogs used on a woodworker’s bench. All in all, a very versatile workbench, which gives you a lot of capability in a small space.