portable workbench recommendation

Hi all, I'm in the market for a portable workbench - like the Black&Decker Workmate. Do any of you have recommendations for or against any of the current models? Thanks, Kerry Montgomery
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On Tue, 18 May 2004 01:02:26 GMT, "Kerry Montgomery"

Get a Workmate. Don't get anything that isn't a genuine Workmate, made by Black and Decker. The difference is enormous and there is _no_ comparable non-B&D product, not even the Wolf or Triton.
If you can find an old one, get a second-hand cast aluminium H-frame Workmate, not a modern welded steel one.
The "professional" models are second best. They're a little bigger, and they have plywood tops. Most other models have chipboad or MDF tops.
Swinging "vertical" jaws are a gimmick, as are chain-drive handles.
If you're in the UK, buy it on a Bank Holiday from B&Q. They usually have big loss-leaders on these items and the saving is worth having.
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