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A Week In The Workshop 223: bold, brave, arrogance or madness?

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Hi everyone. Apologies for the length; I”m away mid-week so  may not have anything for you in the week so I thought I’d let this one run!

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Late edit on the flickering lights: I realised while shooting some odds and ends yesterday (Saturday) that I was only seeing the flicker on the new GoPro and it was set to 4k 24P - the older one was 4k 25P. A quick rummage through the preferences on the new one and it's set to match the old, so fingers crossed that's sorted. What was that? RTFM? As if! 😬

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There’s a bit of a fiasco with the workshop lights, there’s the draw for the Parallel clamps, and I opened the box (should have taken the money…) on a  new thing to reveal… an MFT-alike by Wolfcraft which frankly, left me almost speechless.


And there’s a little update on the 10MW MultiJig; more to come on all these things - but not today!


Thanks everyone for your amazing support; I may see you in the week, or I may not; sometimes that’s just how it is. 🤷‍♂️👍


Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and I’ll see you soon.


Peter


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Peter, many thanks for another excellent product review, which in my opinion will save a heart ache for a number of us.

Your comments have inspired my to consider looking a making my own "mft" possibly with fold out legs from tables available from the likes of Costco (which are pretty cheap).

Loving your out put.

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Thanks John! Yes, that was the most reasonable way to get folding legs back when I was looking at a DIY mobile bench. 👍

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There's the FatMax version that looks as if it might be another option for starters on limited funds. It has a much higher weight bearing capacity than the WolfCraft as well.


As with almost everything budget priced these days there is no info on hole spacing or even size of hole.


It's plastic and I've seen one mention of a warped top. I don't know what I think without a hands on and buying it to gift to the next generation isn't an option (Oregon is a long way from Wales).


Anyone got one or examined one?


Link to 'MFT' on Toolstation (at £75.98) -

https://www.toolstation.com/stanley-fatmax-express-folding-workbench/p98527?utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfeed&mkwid=_dc&pcrid=null&pkw=null&pmt=null&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqdqvBhCPARIsANrmZhPRQEBvWusxbURPf6ZEN608XaCpHfy3dSfYGvfbzTdBIg-Gj28do5IaAlWdEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Thanks Jonathan. Yes, I’ve put the Stanley one and the same broad area as the keter benches - of which I’ve had good reports, to be fair - they just always looked very spindly to me. 👍

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Paul
Paul
Mar 18

When I first heard of Wolfcraft on the forum a couple months ago, I thought FINALLY someone else has made an affordable mft-alike workbench. Dog holes on 130mm centers?!? No t-slot/track on the front/back?!? Even if Wolfcraft are aiming this at the "home diy-er" why deviate from industry standards? Who'd ditch their "standard" gear to buy proprietary stuff from only one manufacturer? Just disappointing and weird. Still leaves a huge gap in the market to fill, maybe the next product could be the 10MW Proper MFT-A-Like™? I'd definately buy one.


Well hope the new lights work out and enjoy your time at Trend!

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Cheers Paul! Yes, definitely an odd move on their part, though it's been pointed out that they also make a larger 2600 model that includes inserts for saws, jigsaws etc... so perhaps the hole spacing is to do with maintaining compatibility / proprietary-ness with that? Does seem an odd move though, as everything else about it is pretty good - size, weight, build quality, price etc.. Almost like the basic industrial design was done by one team and the detailing by another! 🤷‍♂️

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Thanks Peter

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Cheers Marc!

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I don't understand why you need to change the lights. The old ones looked fine to me!! Apologies if you have covered this, but you just referred to the fact that they were a few years old...


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Ahh. You have just mentioned this in the second part of the video...

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Thanks John. Bottom line is that they're on a lot and 30 months old. There's a few other reasons as you mentioned, but in order to keep things consistent I change them all in the main workshop and move those panels into the other side where it's less critical. 👍

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