piece of garbage
I bought it for half price at $99 and it is still a piece of junk. The directions are a joke. It is held together with rivets that slide into holes which do not hold when you are working with it. The metal is extremely light. The directions for the drawers are limited and do not tell you to use two left sides on the left drawer and two right sides on the right drawer. I read the reviews and Q and A and figured out my error and the drawers still do not work because the flimsy rollers mechanism is now bent. A waste of money!!!
March 31, 2013
I bought this bench on sale a year ago (50% off) My father has two, and my brother in law also has one. Read the instructions and assembly is easy, about 1 1\2 hours.
Great purchase! Two problems
1) Tracks for drawers not level, consequently they don't close fully.
2) elecctrical outlets very useful, but too much plugging and unplugging loosens the outlets. I've lost two out of the three outlets. I bolted a power bar instead.
I got the bench on sale for $89.99. Can't go wrong for that price.
March 19, 2013
Good for light use.
First, the assembly is ok, but you will have to use your imagination to figure out some of the steps. The way the parts are designed is not the best I've seen and I needed to make some modifications to make it strong enough (specially the drawers).
Once all put together, it served it's purpose like I wanted. Not the best product out their, but the best in that price range.
August 6, 2012
I purchased this when it was on sale for $90. After opening the package most of the items were bent, the work surface area was damaged. Many of the items are incorrectly labelled so the instructions are absoloutley useless. In terms of sturdiness, I would not recommend fixing anything to the bench such as a vise. This will be used only as a place to keep my tools as that is all it is good for.
April 23, 2012
You get what you pay for (when it's on sale).
I bought this on sale for $80. As noted by other reviewers, the drawers are by far the weakest link. First off, I was missing an entire drawer assembly. Mastercraft was amazing at replacing them.
Secondly, they are a bit finicky and don't feel all that secure but I suppose they weren't meant to hold very much weight.
Would I buy again? Definitely at the sale price. No chance for the regular price.
April 1, 2012
Drawers are weakest point of this bench
Bought two for the basement. I love everything about them except the drawers. Out of four I couldn't get even one set to open and close properly. One rail lost all the ball bearings.
I think sliding drawers without the complexity of unneeded ball bearings would be fine; they are pretty small so hard to put too much weight in there.
Rest of bench excellent.
March 23, 2012
Good for the average home handyman
Bought this today on sale for $79.99. Very good price. Took a couple of hrs to assemble. You will need a rubber mallet for this. Nice size, 3 ft high working level, 4 ft long x 2 ft wide. Good light and peg board for lots of tools, comes with hanging clips. Built in power bar with 3 outlets on rights and side.
Looks Iike it will do the trick for years to come.
March 3, 2012
Waste of time and money
Missing parts, very thin metal, poor design. I would not recomend it neither my friends, nor my enemies.
December 22, 2011
Serviceable medium duty bench
This is an acceptible medium duty bench.
In terms of features the light and electirical plugs are a nice addition.
In terms of quality it is acceptible depending on your expectation. It is generally solid but the drawers are somewhat flimsy and opening and closing them are not that smooth. Also medium gauge metal is used so I would avoid trying to push this bench along the floor as the legs are adapt to bend.
August 3, 2011
Get On Sale Only!
When I got mine, it was 65% (believe it or not). But, these have been on sale quite often. It's a great bench, if you can get a good price on it.
This bench seems to take forever to put it together. Everything was labelled good and easy to sort through but, there are a LOT of pieces! Once you have it assemble and placed where you want, it is a nice and handy item to have around.
June 18, 2011
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