Smart Workstation Pro
The Sjöbergs Smart Workstation Pro (33309) is a top quality portable workstation constructed from knot free European beech. It’s ideal for woodworking, woodcarving and household repairs of all kinds. Just clamp or bolt (not included) the Pro to any convenient surface, and start working....
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• Top quality portable workstation
• Vise capacity: 4-1/3"
• Includes 4 bench dogs with side springs
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Badly Warped Top
I picked up this Sjobergs Workstation Pro at my local Woodcraft store since I was getting into a project that needed one and I don't own a bench with a good woodworking vice. I got it home and started dry fitting the pieces and I found the piece that has the nut, which receives the vice threads rocked badly in the rabbet cut into the bottom of the top. I put the top on my desk and found that it was very badly warped (1/8")!! I couldn't believe how bad it was! I expected better from Sjobergs. I sat there and weighed my options. My woodcraft store only had one so taking it back wasn't going to buy me anything and I could end up with the same problem I could call/email Sjobergs but its Saturday and I'm not sure what they could do anyway, except maybe send a new top that I would get in a month. Or I could rework it, which is what I did. I got out my belt sander with a 60 grit belt and went to town on the high spots on both sides. I didn't get it completely flat and I think that's OK. However, the rabbet was still an issue. My belt sander would not get all of the surface. A router with a spoilboard bit would work but I was afraid of doing more damage or taking too much off. I ended up cutting a couple of shims and glued them onto the ends. The rest of the assembly went as expected, which is why I gave it 3 stars. I'm not sure why it was warped; maybe it was a one-off thing. I did not see complaints anywhere else about this.
Beautiful fit, finish & functiom
It is not often these days when a new tool provides such high quality - quality of materials, of fit and of function. Sort of like getting that new Starrett square. Easy to assemble with Torx drivers, everything went together perfectly aligned with no problems. A quick coat of Danish Oil and it is beautiful. Will provide my tiny multi-purpose workshop the ability to do some finer woodworking. Very pleased!!