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...
This kit includes the following items:
- Duo Workbench
- Storage Cabinet For Duo Bench
All the SJÖBERGS models are reversible, making them 100% suitable for both right and left handed woodworkers. “Amazingly versatile” is the best description for the new DUO workbench from SJÖBERGS. With four interchangeable vise locations and a double row of bench dog holes, the DUO offers endless clamping options. It is also completely adaptable to either right or left handed woodworkers! The sturdy top and trestle are both crafted in oiled European beech. With a working height of 34" the top has a work surface of 53" x 21". Front and tail vises both have a capacity of 4-1/2". Maximum clamping length, vise to furthest dog hole, is 54-1/2" and maximum clamping width is 19-1/2". The top has a thickness at the edge of 2-3/4" and thickness in the center of 1". Included with the DUO are four bench dogs. A Duo/Nordic Accessory Kit is available.
This bench is available with or without a storage cabinet. Bench weight is 89 lb. This package includes the very practical storage unit designed to fit perfectly below the SJÖBERGS Elite Duo 1500 benches. Treated with a premium quality enriching oil, the front panels are made of European beech. Cabinet is comprised of one 3-drawer section and a wide, 2-door cupboard. Box is 40-3/4" long x 18-1/2" deep x 16-1/8" high. Assembly required.
- Top has a work surface of 53" x 21".
- Front and tail vises both have a capacity of 4-1/2".
- Top has a thickness at the edge of 2-3/4" and thickness in the center of 1".
- Storage cabinet included.
- Assembled weight is 143 lb with storage cabinet.
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Think about bench dogs before buying
For some reason this bench has 1" dog holes when most after market products are 3/4". The ones available for 1" are limited, heavy and clumsy. There is no good reason for the hole to be this size. Think about it before buying.
Well worth the money!
It is a good investment for me. It is durable, stable and well built. I have no complaint.
Perfect for my shop
I have a rather small shop,well it's long and narrow. 36ft long by 12 ft wide,everything is on wheels, incuding this bench. It is just the right size for my shop and I especially like the fact that I can sit down and work as opposed to standing all the time. While putting it together, I could not believe the fit. Every piece fit just perfect. I gave it another coat of linseed oil/mineral spirits. The drawers are wonderful for all my delicate stuff,like calipers and digital everything these days.I would recommend this bench to everyone,especially with a smaller shop.Using this bench ,I make just about anything,from small furniture to basinets,boxes,tables,etc. Can't say enough good things about this bench.Thank You Sjobergs and your duo bench cabinet combo. Sincerely, Paul V.
Very well constructed and easy to assemble. Once together it is very stable.
Excellent work bench
Excellent solid wood construction. All pieces assembled easily and fit well. The assembled bench is sturdy and doesn't flex even under pressure, like planing.
Everything as advertised..
It will be the main workbench in my woodshop. This product is all I expected and more.
Solid and well Made
This bench is versatile, it offers left or right hand options for the vises, multiple clamping, and is solidly made. Will handle most projects for the home owner.
I had originally wanted the elite 2500, [...] I "settled" for this one. I have no regrets. It's a solid bench and will suit my needs as a relative beginner just fine. The additional cabinets are well made with smooth drawers. Also, it is very nice to look at. So much so that my wife let me set up shop in the living room so I can watch TV while I work. It has a very nice golden oiled appearance and is finished very smooth. I love it! If I had to find a fault it would be that it could have been packaged a little better. Some of the parts were loose which chipped one of the legs. I was able to hide the chip on the back side, so no worries. Woodcraft was easy to order from [...]