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Old Nov 19, 2010, 09:29 PM
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I'd pass on this one too. For some reason my father felt compelled to buy one. It looks nice but as the others said it's not really a hardwood bench and wouldn't stand up to the abuse that oak would.

I used to have a piece of slate from an old pool table. Works really well. Had to get rid of it because it was too expensive to move. I bought myself a 72" Gorilla workbench and replaced the 3/8" particle board top with a 2" Formica covered particle board top. Very heavy and very stable. I glued ceiling tiles that are smooth on both sides with spray adhesive. I think the style was called Stonebridge. I want to replace them but can't seem to find them around here. I really want to try magnets so I may strip the tiles off and glue a piece of sheet steel to the top of my bench with contact adhesive. IIRC I paid less for the Gorilla bench than my father paid for the HF bench. That was about 10 years ago though.
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