Workbenches Lie-Nielsen Toolworks


Due to an unprecedented increase in the cost of materials, especially wood, we have had to raise the price of our workbench.

Our Bench Shop will be producing small batches of workbenches on a regular basis. As these batches are completed, workbenches will be made available here for purchase. Once the batch of benches is sold, we will not be able to take backorders for them. This will allow us to keep the lead times to a minimum, and allow us to process and ship new bench orders in a timely manner.

A workbench is one of the most important tools in the shop. A good bench should be flat, stable and heavy. Lie-Nielsen Workbenches feature simple design and solid construction. No skirt, no tool tray, just plenty of clamping surface. They are made of Hard Maple, a native hardwood that is stable, heavy and tough. Bench tops are 4" thick solid Maple, machined flat within a tolerance of plus or minus .010". We recommend you flatten the top as needed, every year or two. The trestle is secured with drawbored mortise and tenon joints.

Our benches come equipped with two rugged vises: our Chain-Drive Shoulder Vise, with 8" of travel; and our non-traditional, "no L-block" Tail Vise, with 6½" of travel. Benches are supplied with two vise handles and two wooden square bench dogs. Bench dog holes are along front edge. Dog holes are 1.150" x .950". Holdfast holes along front right leg and bench top for a variety of work-holding options. Holdfast holes are ¾" diameter.

Click here to download our Lie-Nielsen Holdfast Hole Layout Diagram.

Lie-Nielsen benches are finished with a 3 equal-part mixture of spar-varnish, boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. This traditional finish seals the wood, but does not make it slippery. The finish will need to be renewed from time to time. Patent pending.

Benches are shipped disassembled and crated via LTL trucking. You will need to assemble the trestle and mount the top. The crating fee is $400. Or, you are welcome to pick up your bench at our shop in Maine (Maine State Sales Tax will apply).

Please call for shipping quotes: (800) 327-2520

Click here to download our Workbench Assembly and Care Instructions.

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