Kit and Tools Tuesdays - New Axminster 1700 Workbench

Tuesday 9 June 2015

www.woodworkersinstitute.com

The bench top of laminated, kiln-dried beech is lacquered on both top and underside for maximum protection. Being tough and resilient, beech is a particularly good choice and a laminated construction results in a stable and rigid worktop that will remain flat.

The bench top is 30mm-thick with a 90mm deep apron. The large working surface is 1,550 x 500mm - overall, including the vices, the bench measures 1,700 x 650mm. Both the front and end vices have a double row of bench dog holes extending the width and length of the worktop; this allows you to hold workpieces with a wide variation in size or shape - four bench dogs included. The 360mm long vices have steel guide bars either side of a strong central screw, the maximum opening is 130mm. The under frame is solid beech. Dog holes in the legs allow you to clamp items vertically. A full length shelf in the base offers storage for larger tools or materials. This bench is supplied flat-packed with full instructions for assembly. Please note that the price given is valid until 31 December, 2015.

DETAILS:

Price: £289.96

Contact: Axminster Tools & Machinery

Tel: 03332 406 406

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(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF AXMINSTER TOOLS & MACHINERY)