Craftsman means quality
We purchased the eight foot (009-14925N), red in color frame, with two 5-drawer modules (009-10133) and a stainless steel (009-14966)work surface. The pieces were packed extremely well. Not one ding or scratch. All the parts were present and the nuts and bolts could easily be identified.
We did have trouble assembling the unit. The parts were marked using the alphabet and the manuel used numbers. We assembled the eight foot red frame first. We then tried to to assemble and install the 5-drawer module on the right hand side next. The first big problem was the lower eight foot rail needed to be modified. The triangular side to the 5-drawer assemble has a solid surface from top to bottom. The lower eight foot rail, which is C shaped, has only one triangle cut out. To attach the lower eight foot rail requires a jig saw. The lower cut is a simple triangle cut using a good quality metal cutting blade. Craftsman should have made the lower rail assemble separately and have two triangle cut outs for the 5-drawer side. We learned about these modifications after we had completely assembled the table. We now have twice the experience in assembling the table.
The project took the two of us about six hours. There were three things that slowed us down. First, the parts on the equipment were marked with the alphabet and the manual used numbers. Second, was the lower rail needed to be modified. The last was the frame was assembled used standard tools and the drawers were assembled with metric.
The workbench, red frame with black drawers, simply looks fantastic. The stainless steel work surface looks stunning, The first thing I put on the work bench was our pancake compressor. Am very happy our small compressor is off the floor. The workbench should do well and will be passed down to our kid. The nuts and bolts are average quality but will last infinitely.
A positive comment I would like to make is regarding the assembly feet. There are eight of them. We put the bench on the sloping side of our garage. We adjusted the outside four feet first and then lowered the inside four feet. The workbench was very stable and level after we placed it in its final location. The feet are very well made and easy to adjust.
We would recommend the eight foot bench, five-drawer accessory x 2 and stainless steel counter top to all our friends. My neighbors across the street are envious.
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