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Item 153153
Model SJO-33246

Sjobergs - Elite 1500 Workbench


Constructed of European beech, the top thickness is 3-11/32" in the center (4-5/16" skirt), and it comes treated with a premium quality enriching oil. The specially developed vises provide an...

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Constructed of European beech, the top thickness is 3-11/32" in the center (4-5/16" skirt), and it comes treated with a premium quality enriching oil. The specially developed vises provide an enormous clamping power across 23-1/2". You will be amazed by the clamping speed, accuracy and smoothness.

To accommodate both right- and left-handed users, in less than two minutes the front vise can be fitted on either side, with a double row of 1" round dogs you can work from both vises. With its huge range of accessories, a Sjöbergs Elite Workbench will be the perfect foundation for your workshop.

  • Table surface is 35-1/2" off the floor; Top is 54" long and 23-5/8" wide

  • Vises open 5-3/4"

  • Storage cabinets also available: #154315 or #146473

  • Comes with 4 1" Steel Bench Dogs

  • Assembled weight is 229 lbs.; with optional cabinet 286 lbs.


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    Sjoberg's Gorgeous Elite 1500 Workbench

    The first time I used the vises, I had a big smile on my face as I edge-sanded and edge-banded a 24" X 24" sheet of plywood. This is the vise I've been waiting for my whole life!

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    One Year Later

    I reviewed this bench a year ago. I was impressed then and I am still impressed. I have completed 10 projects and currently working on a chest of draws.I use all handpowered tools except for drilling holes. I hand plane all my stock including hard maple and red oak. The bench does not move. Heavy strokes with a draw knife will sometimes cause a minor jump in the bench but with no ill effects. A longer bench has merit but I have built two 7 ft one-piece kayak paddles and a 5 ft garden bench and was not handicapped by the length of my bench. The 2 vices are like new and do not sag. Top is still flat and in great shape. I have chopped a bunch of dovetails and mortices with no ill effect. I worried a lot prior to buying this bench. A year later I have no regrets.

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    Awesome Bench

    I use this bench for any number of woodworking projects and a lot of other work in my shop. Assembly was simple, although definitely a two-person job to hoist the top onto the base. The fittings, hole, and joint alignments were spot on. And - the bench itself is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I'm glad I paid a little extra for top quality.

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    I am extremely pleased

    I am extremely happy with my purchase. Did not take much time to put together and I spent the rest of the day woodworking. What a pleasure to have such a fine tool.

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    Really Nice Bench

    Have had the Elite 1500 for just a few days but so far I am really impressed with it. Solid and well built to say the least. No more wasted time jury rigging a holding system in order to work on a piece. Ordered the bench on a Friday and it was at my house on Wednesday: WV to western CO in 6 days!

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