Model No. WM550

Workmate® 550 Dual Height Workbench With Vertical Clamping

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Features + Benefits

  • Dual working heights allow use as a workbench, bench tool stand, vice, or sawhorse
  • Designed for easy set-up and clean-up
  • Adjustable swivel pegs and jaw retention grooves provide clamping versatility and reliable material hold
  • Durable steel construction
  • Dual clamping cranks increase clamping force and versatility
  • Rubber feet are anti-slip
  • Folds flat for compact storage and easy transport
  • Front jaw swings up for vertical clamping, increasing flexibility to clamp odd-shaped objects
Black and Decker - Workmate 550 Dual Height Workbench With Vertical Clamping - WM550

Product Specs

Product Type Workmate® Workbench
Working heights 775 / 595 mm
Folded size (W x H x D) 610 x 830 x 218 mm
Vice jaw opening 0-226 mm
Vice jaw length 610 mm
Max table width - Jaws open 472 mm
Vice jaw positions 3
Maximum load 250 kg
Verticle clamping Yes
Vice jaw material Particle board
One handed operation No
  • Holds virtually anything
  • Sawhorse
  • Vice for cutting, painting, etc
  • Bench tool stand
  • Workbench
  • 4x Adjustable swivel pegs

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Scores 6.4 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
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Jacksonville GB
Easy to raise and lower.
Let me count the ways.
Confirmed purchase: 19 April 2020
Published on: 23 June 2020
out of 10


Voronezh GB
More stable than others
Has a great height
Clamps bars quite well
Weak plastic threaded parts
Confirmed purchase: 23 January 2019
Published on: 15 February 2019
out of 10


West Sussex GB Retired Electronics Engineer
Now that I'm 71 years old, and after a lifetime of occasional DIY, holding things down with one knee while sawing or drilling with an awkward posture, I finally purchased my first WorkMate, a WM550.

I'm very pleased with it, as it has made the particular job I'm doing at the moment so much easier and quicker.

Reading online reviews, there were many warnings about the new ones being flimsier than the old ones. I wouldn't know about this, but it's perfectly adequate for DIY jobs. You have to treat it with what I would call “mechanical sympathy”, ….. only tighten the grip enough to hold the work adequately, and no further. It works fine, and will last a long time if handled correctly.
The instructions were another matter! Black & Decker have changed the design in several places, but the “picture only” instructions have not been updated to reflect the changes.

I started out thinking things were missing, but after a lot of inspection of parts, and some engineering lateral thinking, (I'm a retired engineer), I realised what the problems were. Assembly was therefore a lot of trial and error.

Amusingly, it soon became apparent that the “Black & Decker Workmate” logo on the framework was upside-down! As it is made in China, this is not surprising, but does cast doubt on the quality control system, if it exists. If I was assembling it for the Chinese market, I'd probably get Chinese script upside-down as well.
Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2018
Published on: 26 November 2018