FOLDING WORK STATION £39.99 Screwfix
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FOLDING WORK STATION £39.99 Screwfix

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Found 30th Jun 2017
Portable and folding work station with quick opening system. Features a large work surface and can hold up to 180kg. Supplied with 2 x 12" clamps.

Plastic Construction
Max.180kg Loading Capacity
Quick-Opening System
Portable
Enables Horizontal & Vertical Clamping

SPECIFICATION
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Depth 550 mm
Product Height 755 mm
Product Type Folding Workbench
Product Width 850 mm
Total Product Weight 12.25 kg
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Got one of these last year, use it a lot. Dead easy to put up. Sit it on the floor, pull the locking clips, lift up the top and the legs drop down and lock. Sturdy, good size, very clever design. Tempted to buy a 2nd one at this price :-)
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I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put up bit clumsy and after using it to cut tiles wood etc a nightmare to clean with all the holes ect i think for me was £40 wasted better off with a b & d workmate
Got one of these last year, use it a lot. Dead easy to put up. Sit it on the floor, pull the locking clips, lift up the top and the legs drop down and lock. Sturdy, good size, very clever design. Tempted to buy a 2nd one at this price :-)
I'd recommend one of these. Had my 600cc motorbike engine on it with no problems. beer than a flimsy workmate.
Workmates are useless next to these. With a little practise these are a breeze to put up and down.
easy to put up and easy to pack away. saves loads of space in my man cave
ianjury2 h, 42 m ago

I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put …I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put up bit clumsy and after using it to cut tiles wood etc a nightmare to clean with all the holes ect i think for me was £40 wasted better off with a b & d workmate

​You're doing it all wrong. Nothing clumsy about them. Hold the handle at each end, press buttons and table just "falls" into place and legs pop out. Then just lock the centre support and done.

As for cleaning, use a vacuum, or stand it on its side and use a brush.
Good deal, heat added
£45 in B&Q, so good price.
As ianjury pointed out, these can be clumsy to get down cos inevitably bits of sawdust etc. will get stuck in the recesses so you can make the mistake of forcing it to close.

- Always hose/vacuum it off fully before folding away
- the plastic hinges on the legs are EXTREMELY brittle, but they are put under huge load if you fold it away wrong. On on my first one literally went bang and shattered.
31333295-RXvPi.jpgI saw the Keter version of this with the extendable feet at Costco (Watford) for £53.98 last week.
Edited by: "nakis76" 30th Jun 2017
ianjury6 h, 16 m ago

I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put …I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put up bit clumsy and after using it to cut tiles wood etc a nightmare to clean with all the holes ect i think for me was £40 wasted better off with a b & d workmate


​i found my keter unbelievably easy to use (assume Macalister is the same). might not be the most study but great for lots of things including cutting tiles and timber (not too heavy ones) I never bothered cleaning mine just rinse it a little
Edited by: "dr_joolz" 30th Jun 2017
I've had two - first one was broken on arrival, and the second one's legs snapped when I sat two bags of building sand on it. Sent it back for a refund.

I see lots of customer reviews praising them - maybe I was just unlucky - but I won't be buying it again.
SlightlyFoxed

I've had two - first one was broken on arrival, and the second one's legs … I've had two - first one was broken on arrival, and the second one's legs snapped when I sat two bags of building sand on it. Sent it back for a refund.I see lots of customer reviews praising them - maybe I was just unlucky - but I won't be buying it again.


You're lucky it was just 2 bags of sand. One customer reported a broken expensive sliding mitre saw after his Keter collapsed under it.
ianjury

I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put … I bought one if these i used once and i do not recommend not easy to put up bit clumsy and after using it to cut tiles wood etc a nightmare to clean with all the holes ect i think for me was £40 wasted better off with a b & d workmate



"Not easy to put up"?? Have your arms been amputated?
Don't bother (or at least go see the shop demo) if you are over 5'10. I wanted one and the non adjustable legs make it useless for taller guys. shame really as seem great for the home game DIYer
NXSmiggy

Don't bother (or at least go see the shop demo) if you are over 5'10. I … Don't bother (or at least go see the shop demo) if you are over 5'10. I wanted one and the non adjustable legs make it useless for taller guys. shame really as seem great for the home game DIYer


Could you not make up some blocks to stand it on?
If you are Darwinly challenged then you may have a problem with these, as it involves pressing a button and folding out a bit of plastic.

Otherwise you'll be ok and find these brilliant, rock solid, robust and very useful.
Really struggle to see how people have trouble putting putting these up and collapsing them back down.
I have 3 of these and they are brilliant. I don't find them flimsy at all.
Nealio

Really struggle to see how people have trouble putting putting these up … Really struggle to see how people have trouble putting putting these up and collapsing them back down.



They are dead easy. They can be assembled in about 5 seconds.
Loudmouth

Could you not make up some blocks to stand it on?



I could but then:

1) extra effort for little payoff (IMHO)
2) workbench would be more at risk of moving or being unstable, not great when using a chop saw or trying for accuracy
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