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 reflatten 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 benchtop 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.
Please note: We are renovating our Bench Shop and installing new equipment, and new orders for Workbenches are not expected to be ready to ship until late Summer or early Fall.
Benches are normally shipped via LTL trucking and need to be crated. The crating fee is $200. 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 and bench build lead time: (800) 327-2520