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Black & Decker WM1000 Workmate Workbench

  • Black & Decker WM1000 Workmate Workbench
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The Black & Decker WM1000 Workmate Workbench is an ultimate accessory for all serious DIYers. This workbench is made of a heavy gauge, robust steel frame for a high load capacity of up to 550 lb.. The large work surface enables a 670mm x 450mm solid bamboo plate for an all purpose working platform at a convenient comfortable work height. It has a quick-clamping mechanism which allows for fast set up and flexible clamping options enabled by a one-hand clamping system. This workbench also features a safety mechanism that provides a secured solid frame and reliable structure. This free standing unit also has a quick release handle that allows for one hand quick folding for convenient storage and easy transporting.
Features:
  • Large spacing between plates and pegs with a large bamboo working surface (670mm x 450mm) accommodating for a variety of jobs
  • Versatile clamping, ergonomic one-handed and quick clamping system
  • Easy set-up and easy compact folding with quick release knob
  • Freestanding and easy carrying for convenient storage and portability in mind
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  • WM1000 Workmate Workbench - BDST11000
Compliance and Restrictions
warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (12)
Pros
Easy To Use (11)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Powerful (1)
Value (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (10)
Assembly defect
Received this work mate 1000 as a gift. I assembled the unit per the instructions and like most of the other reviewers had a problem attaching the adjustable (sliding) clamping board. The supplied bolts do not tighten the board. it is supposed to be tightened and then backed off a half turn but the bolts never get tight. I did not over tighten and strip out the holes. They simply do not tighten as they are designed to do. The appear to be undersized. B&D offered to send a UPS label to return the product for replacement but unless they have changed the design or size of bolts, I would predict the same outcome.
July 9, 2018
Originally posted at
1 STAR AS IT CAME, 5 AS I MODIFIED AND FIXED IT!
Bought two new units tru Amazon, both came with flaws: one came with part number 74 (on the exploded view) called "Vice Jaw Rear" (movable jaw) wrongly drilled (holes misplaced 7-8 mm towards the clamping edge, so screws couldn't be installed and movable jaw could not be fastened!). I had to fill the misplaced holes with epoxy putty and re-drill and counterbore them in the correct locations. The other unit came with the Laminated Bamboo jaws (parts 73 and 74) cupped, TOO CONVEX to work, not flat at all. Laminated Bamboo top material could be a very fine material ONLY IF correctly made. As it came from factory it is too warped (edges around are about 3/8" below center of top): Completely Absent Quality Control!
Additionally, the metal frame design is NOT as solid as my 25 years old Model-200 WM, because the two locking arms (part no.11 in the exploded view) have too much freeplay due to being punched with too loose tolerances (the throat that "catches" and locks is too wide, so that the frame can still be moved and distorted slightly when locked, enough for the whole frame to become quite less rigid than in the older and better made models. Required me to add some hard rubber shims to fill the gap and stop the excessive freeplay. I am disappointed by Model-1000 design because it is too flimsy in the direction of the jaws opening, so that a clamped piece of wood cannot be easily planed unless you keep the workmate-1000 firmly pushed against a solid wall to get the necessary stiffness! Being an Engineer with 39+years of experience and an advanced DIY myself, I opted to keep the two units to fix them, instead of returning both, as their folding mechanism is salvageable and can be upgraded and still be an acceptable buy... but Black and Decker needs to address the faults and correct them to reach the previous level of quality of older Workmate models. My upgrades consist of adding a couple of 1/2" steel tube diagonals to add the much needed stiffness, and either add RUBBER inserts under the feet ("plugs") or add some anchoring to the floor (as supplied the hard plastic feet are too slippery!) but I still have to find a way to flatten the excessively warped top (part No. 73 in the exploded view). I would demand at least two sets of acceptably flat Laminated Bamboo jaws from B&D as I find the quality of the ones received by me to be unacceptable. I sincerely hope that someone at B&D management reads this, as the Workmate has been an incredibly good concept for so many years and it is a shame how low their quality has been lowered recently. Alfredo M. Claussen, P.E.
May 8, 2018
Originally posted at
Appears Durable but Needs Modifications to Work
As noted by almost everyone else, the metal bolts fitting into plastic parts isn't acceptable. The bolts don't cut their own threads because the plastic fitting holes are too large in diameter. Those need to be re-engineered by the buyer. I used new bolts - not the 8mm ones provided, so that I could buy 5/16" x 18, 1/2" T-Nuts and have them fit into the plastic pieces. When completed they work like they should and the top is able to be tightened down.

After that, I found that the dogs are too large in diameter to fit into the bamboo top-board holes. They needed some work with Plumbers Abrasive Sandcloth to get them down to the correct diameter. When completed - about 3.5 hours later in total - the workmate works as it should.

Quality Control is horribly lacking with this product, and Black & Decker is unable to help with the fix.
April 19, 2018
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Home Repair
Black&Decker WM1000
Used it one time so far. Really enjoy the quality and portability of the unit. Also I appreciate the quick shipment from CPO
When you receive the unit and cannot unfold it try reading the instructions. Worked for me.
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January 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good small portable workbench
I like to use the Workmate as a supplemental workbench in my shop. A couple of my sawhorses are the exact same height, so that extends the size of material I can work on with it. It's also useful as a clamp for small glue-ups. Not stable enough for hand planing.
June 16, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Quick & Easy
Convenient for quick set ups with limited storage space.
May 17, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
WM 1000
Exactly what I was looking for. A solid workbench with vice capabilities. Assembled in 15 minutes. Used twice the day I got it. Love this thing. Only regret is I didn't get one years ago. Free overnight shipping for my 1st order on CPO site was a bonus.
May 10, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good for the price
If you need a portable work station,this is a good choice. It is light enough to move anywhere you need a flat top work area. I haven't used the clamp yet so I can't comment on that feature. I thought it was easy to assemble,maybe 10-15 minutes from unpacking to ready for use. I looked at the 2 cheaper workmates but for the little extra money,I think this one was the better choice.
January 9, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Handy device.
Working alone poses unique problems. It is hard to hold items and drill and cut them without having some type of help. This workmate is a big help. Easy to assemble and to store. Folds up so it can be easily hung on a wall between uses. Sets up quickly and has a good bit of clamping power. Sturdy too. Feels stable in use although it is portable. I put it right to work and was greatly impressed. Really wish I had bought one sooner.
December 15, 2015
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
I wanted one for a long time and now I have a B.D. table
works good and I think every handy person should have one.
November 30, 2015

Questions & Answers

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Nice looking unit. What's the maximum width when the plates are completely turned out?
Bob on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The large work surface enables a 670mm x 450mm solid bamboo plate for an all purpose working platform at a convenient comfortable work height.
Is the height adjustable and if so, what is the lowest and highest positions to the top of the work area?
Jon on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this product is not adjustable in height.
What is the weight?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This item weighs 38.8 lbs.
What are the folded dimensions of this bench
Gene on Dec 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Your question would be best answered by Black & Decker. Please call 1-800-235-2000
What is the height of the bench total height
Thanks Dan
Dan on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This product is 23.7 inches high and weighs 38.8 pounds
What is the weight of the WM1000 Workmate?
Rich on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The item weighs 38.8 lbs.
Nice looking unit. What's the maximum width when the plates are completely turned out?
Bob on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The only specs that Black and Decker provides are that it has a large work surface which enables a 670mm x 450mm solid bamboo plate for an all purpose working platform at a convenient comfortable work height.
Does the Work-Mate WM1000 workbench accomodate vertical clamping as the WM425 does?
Hank on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the front jaw swivels up for vertical clamping.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MODEL 1000 AND THE 425?
Rod on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 1000 is a more heavy-duty workbench with a capacity of 550 lbs and it has a vice on it, while the 425 is more of a DIYer workbench that is more flimsy and the vise that it has will not be as heavy duty as the 1000 model's.
Will the 1000 hold a door?
A shopper on May 21, 2017

Warranty

Warranty Information

Black & Decker 1 Year Warranty

Warranted for one (1) years from date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse or lack of reasonable maintenance and care. (Proof of purchase maybe required).