Standard Workbench Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Standard Workbench



Note: Our Standard Workbenches may have an extended lead time. Please contact our sales office for more information. 1-800-327-2520

Lie-Nielsen Workbench

We modified several key features to create the Lie-Nielsen Workbench:

  • The shoulder vise is a chain-drive twin-screw vise, with 12" spacing between the screws, 8-1/4" of travel, and a 22-1/2" maple jaw.
  • The rugged tail vise has 6-7" of travel and a non-traditional “no L-block” jaw.
  • The front stretcher is 4-1/8" wide and flush to the front of the legs and benchtop. Trestle legs are 3" square and flush with the front of the bench.
  • No skirt, no tool tray, just plenty of clamping surface.
  • 4" thick solid Hard Maple top.
  • 7 feet long (including tail vise handle) x 2 feet wide (excluding the shoulder vise).
  • Bench height is customizable between 32" and 38".
  • Weight is 340 lbs.

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your Workbench to be built. Shipping time post build may take an additional 6 to 8 weeks. Please call for shipping quotes and bench build lead time: (800) 327-2520

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.

Right or Left Hand:

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.