Black & Decker WM425 Workmate P425 Portable Project Center and ViseModel: bdknwm425
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Product Features & specs :
Black & Decker WM425 Workmate P425 Portable Project Center and Vise
- Heavy-gauge steel frame securely supports up to 550 lbs.
- One-handed clamp system allows clamps to be adjusted together or independently
- Adjustable jaws and vertical clamping give you flexibility to clamp odd shapes
- Dual height adjustment legs fold can fold under to lower height for larger projects
- Collapsible for easier storage while not in use
- Four adjustable swivel pegs easily clamp awkward shapes
- Large working surface enabled with extra block and vise-to-workbench converter insert
- Workmate 425 Portable Project Center and Vise - WM425
- (4) Swivel Pegs
11 months ago
1 year ago
1 year ago
The adjustable top and ability to set the front surface to do vertical clamping is great.
over 2 years ago
I had a problem with the nylon belt that syncs the jaw handles. The belt kept coming off of the right gear. I managed to get it on using a screwdriver to guide the belt onto the sprocket while applying pressure on the left handle. It came off again. I discovered that the belt was hung at the top just before it got to the right hand sprocket. There was something on the frame holding it so that it entered the sprocket at an angle which caused it to run off of the sprocket. The belt has to run under a tensioning spring and run flat against each other. It works like it is supposed to after making this adjustment.
I went to Youtube and found a lot of videos on how to assemble the WM425. Those by John Taylor were the most helpful. He shows many different jigs and setups on ways to make the WM425 more useful.
I found that installing the roll pins that hold the handles was not that hard. Just make sure that the holes in the shaft and handle line up e vertically and gently put the roll pin in the hole and then tap with a hammer. I found that I had to strike them with hammer a little harder than I wanted to but the roll pins did go in flush to the handles.
I am looking forward to using my WM425. It seems to be a well built machine, not the junk that many reviewers have sais about it. After all, in order to be a do it yourselfer, some skill is required.
over 3 years ago
Q & A :
The vise opening has a few different options. As I just got this at the Holidays I have not worked extensively with it. The table top is made up of 3 boards. With all 3 boards installed the vise only opens 1 1/8” via the hand cranks. Then you can take out the middle board, which simply slides out of a groove. That middle board measures 7 1/2 “’s so it adds that much to the vise…..The vise action still only moves that 1 1/8”'s or so, but now you have the greater opening if that makes sense. There is also a method to slide one of the boards on edge to give some height to one side of the vise. Again I haven’t had that much opportunity to use this just yet and there may be other ways to vary the opening. It seems pretty solid. I can also tell you that the instructions aren’t very good, thankfully the only assembly is really getting to table top together.