Please note: We are renovating our Bench Shop and installing new equipment. New orders for Workbenches are not expected to be ready to ship until late Summer or early Fall. Contact our sales office for more information: (800) 327-2520
We modified several key features to create the Lie-Nielsen Workbench:
Benches are normally shipped via LTL trucking and need to be crated. The crating fee is $200 and standard freight shipping costs will be calculated based on the delivery location. You are also welcome to pick up your workbench at our shop in Maine (Maine State Sales Tax will apply).
Please call for shipping quotes and bench build lead time:
Click here to view our YouTube video on The Lie-Nielsen Workbench with Christopher Schwarz.
A workbench is one of the most important tools in the shop and needs to be flat, stable and heavy. Lie-Nielsen Workbenches feature simple design and solid construction.
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.
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. Benches are supplied with two vise handles and two wooden square bench dogs.
Click here to download our Lie-Nielsen Holdfast Hole Layout Diagram.
Most benches currently on the market are approximately 35" (88.9cm) high. For many modern hand tool woodworkers, a taller bench is more comfortable. We can customize the height of a workbench between 32" (81.28cm) to 38" (96.52cm) high.
The Tail Vise and Chain Drive Vise can be positioned on the bench to accommodate either a right-handed or left-handed orientation.
Please call us with any questions: (800) 327-2520
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.
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.