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Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo

Item #146490
$2,575.00
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4.5

(8 reviews)

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Product Information:

SJÖBERGS of Sweden has been manufacturing top quality workbenches for over 80 years. Their entire product line of workbenches was designed to meet the needs of a modern day woodworker and to take advantage of the latest manufacturing techniques. The range of features is truly amazing and cannot be matched by any other manufacturer. The Elite series of workbenches is smarter and heavier than any alternatives on the market – anywhere! Designed and built by Swedish craftsmen of European beech, the top is over 3-1/4" thick in the center with a skirt of 4-1/4". All surfaces are treated with a premium quality enriching oil. The specially developed vises provide enormous clamping power across their full 23-1/2" width. You'll be amazed by their clamping speed, accuracy and smoothness. Suitable for right or left handed persons – in less than two minutes, the vise can be removed and fitted on either side of the bench. A double row of 1" round dogs work from both vises. Both benches are available with (as shown) or without a storage cabinet.

  • Table surface is 35-1/2" off the floor.
  • Top is 71" long and 23-5/8" wide.
  • Vises open 5-3/4", maximum clamping distance is 94-1/2".
  • Storage cabinet included.
  • Assembled weight is 341lb with storage cabinet.
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    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Professional (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (6), Business (2)

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    5.0

    An awesome workbench!

    By  Fred

    from Orion, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Solid
    • Well-buiilt

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    I have wanted to buy a top-notch workbench like this for years, but have not been able to afford one. I finally got mine this year, and am very happy with it. It was packed well and Woodcraft's shipper lowered it right onto my driveway without any help from me. I got some family members to help move it into the basement where I set it up. Everything went together perfectly, except for some screw holes on the backs of the drawers that were too big for the supplied screws -- I simply substituted bigger screws of my own and finished assembly of the cabinet. The top of this workbench is dead flat and the vises move easily yet have a tremendous grip. The supplied bench dogs are very strong and well-made. I am looking forward to using it for project assembly and to work on larger pieces of cabinetry components that were hard to hold without such a workbench.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Been using this bench for a year review

    By  Jr. WoodChuck

    from Sweetser, IN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Vices

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    I have been using this bench for a year now. I still like the bench and will continue to use it every day. The only real problems I fine are with the vises. First mine is not parallel to the top when open. Not across or with the length. Out about 1/16" downward. I have to shim a board at the vise end when hand planing. Today my tail vise suddenly got very hard to move. No problem a little lube and we will be good to go. Nope. still Very hard to move. Removed the vise and took it a part for a good cleaning. What I found was gauld everywhere. The rub surfaces are steel to steel. The weldments where never flattened or squared. I am not sure if this problem can be repaired or not. Grease and/or oil will not keep these surfaces from gualding again. I still like my bench. The next question is would I recommend this to a friend? I would have to tell them about the vise problems and possibly recommend another bench. They did put a plastic slide on the sides, they should have put some on the bottom. I looked several months ago at vises and this one is in the $500.00 plus range.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great workbench

    By  Cmax

    from Eaton Rapids, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    Took about 3 hours to assemble, but worth the time. Can't wait to use it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great bench

    By  Jr. WoodChuck

    from Sweetser, IN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Heavy

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Woodworking

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    I have been looking for a good work bench for several years. I don't care for the euro style benches. This one is just like my old one except this one is sturdy and bigger. The cost is a little high but I think it will pay for itself. Vices are huge and sturdy. They have adjustments on the rectangular guides. Very beefy vices. Putting it together is a two man job. The top came in at about 200 pounds. Leg set was nothing compared to the top. Easy to assemble. I have not put the cabinets together yet. Instructions for the cabinets are a little lacking. Just pictures. But they should not be any trouble. The ONLY con I have with my new bench is that the faces of both vices and the edge board behind them are UNFINISHED. I would have thought they could have opened the vices to finish inside the vices. But that is a small problem and easily taken care of with a little oil. Bottom line: I like my new bench.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Elite 2000 is awesome!

    By  Victory Pete

    from R.I.

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Beautiful appearance
    • Build quality
    • Cost- effective
    • Durable
    • Ease of assembly

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • All woodworking jobs
    • General workbench use
    • Guitar building
    • Just looking at it

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    I saw this bench 6 months ago at my local Woodcraft store and was completely impressed. It is a lot of money, but money well spent. I started a lay-away plan with an $800 deposit. I had no idea how long it would take to pay it off. Well 2 weeks ago Woodcraft had a 10% off sale which reduced my price by $215 if I paid it off that weekend. I sold some personal items to make the sale. My final price with tax was [$]. Every joint on this bench is absolutely perfect and flawless. I am astounded by this bench. I never imagined I would be so passionate about a bench. A lot of people advise me and say I should have built my own, would never happen, I challenge any woodworker to reproduce this massive bench for the same money. I looked at Pinnacle and Lie-Nielsen, but it is like comparing apples and oranges. Thanks SjobergsVP

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Well made, strong and flat

    By  Jim

    from Niwot, CO

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    I use this bench for all types of woodworking tasks. The top came very flat and is nice and heavy. The base is strong so there is no movement of the top or the bench when working on it. I've worked on Ulmia and Lie Nielsen benches and this is as good as and in some ways better than those benches. The under cabinet is a nice add-on and the quality is top notch; the assembly was a breeze.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Really Like the Bench a lot

    By  Ed

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    It's very heavy just like I wanted. I can bounce my weight into it and it doesn't budge. I thought the cabinet was a little flimsy for what it cost. There was a little chip on one corner of the bench top that disgusted me but was too small to call and complain so I'll just live with it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    the best work bench in the world

    By  buddy a.

    from gadsden, alabama

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench plus Cabinet Combo :

    i have checked just about every woodworking web site on the internet, and wood craft has the best selection of quality products with out a doubt with a reasonable price. in the past year i have spent $51,000.00 in my wood working shop. many of my woodworking tools and supplies came from woodcraft. i always look on the wood craft website first, before any of the other companies. buddy a.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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