Kit and Tools Tuesdays - Axminster 1700 workbench

Tuesday 22 September 2015

www.woodworkersinstitute.com

This workbench features a bench top of laminated, kiln-dried beech (Fagus spp.), which is lacquered on both top and underside for maximum protection. 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 and 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, which allows you to hold workpieces with a wide variation in size or shape - four bench dogs are included. The 360mm long vices have steel guide bars either side of a strong central screw and the maximum opening is 130mm. The under frame is solid beech and 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 this price is valid until 31 December, 2015.

DETAILS:

Contact: Axminster Tools & Machinery

Price: £289.96

Tel: 03332 406 406

Web: www.axminster.co.uk

(PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF AXMINSTER)