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Old 05-15-2018, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have a Black&Decker Workmate 1000. I want another collapsable table....maybe a little lighter. Want to use it for small projects. Maybe sawing a 2x4's or using a mitre to cut blanks. Want to stay around $75-$150. What do you have. Thank you, Frank
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Cool little table
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...SABEgKJufD_BwE
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I had one of the B&D workmates, but I also had a 3 legged sawhorse that had a 2x10 for the top board. It was better and easier to set up and put away. I used 2x4 for legs and bracing and the 2x10 top was like a portable workbench. On one end I had a permanently mounted medium sized vise and a small anvil.

Lots of ideas and some plans for them on the WWW.

I eventually gave the B&D away.
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I don't know if you can get these or something similar, but they are absolutely fantastic. They can handle 180KG ( almost 400Pounds )
They come with useful sash clamps too
I have two.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/mac-allis...kstation/2320p
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I don't know if you can get these or something similar, but they are absolutely fantastic. They can handle 180KG ( almost 400Pounds )
They come with useful sash clamps too
I have two.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/mac-allis...kstation/2320p
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I have the Keter and it works great.....quick and easy pop up and pack up...adjustable height too. I use it for my mini lathe at events.
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I have one of those and a variation of that from Husky that can make into a fair router table.

https://www.amazon.com/Husky-1-8-Por...ZBPCFVG7TJXKS5

I got mine much less than what they show for on Amazon. Seems like I got mine from HD for about $75 a couple of years ago.
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Skip,

That looks like a great table at a great price of 54.99 incl VAT ! . They seem to be quite a bit more expensive in Canada. . Your price converted would be about $95 Cdn. . Amazon's price here is around $130 Cdn plus taxes and shipping. . If anybody in Canada knows where to get it cheaper, I'd like to know please.

There seems to be some bracing between the work surface and the shelf ... does that get in the way ?
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Check out the work table that Worx carries. I have two of them and use them a lot. $99.00. They have a cheaper table also, just not as nice.
https://www.worx.com/pegasus-work-ta...rse-wx051.html

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There seems to be some bracing between the work surface and the shelf ... does that get in the way ?
Mal, the bracing gives it it's amazing load capacity, but I have actually have stood on it with the braces flat....I'm 100kg.
But it doesn't worry me when they are up.
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