Nice for the price. I like the light and pegboard, however I need to make a trip to a home supply as Sears does not carry peg board hooks. I read the reviews on this before deciding to buy it. To that, my garage is on a switched circuit, so no switch on the light is no biggie for me. I also noted some complaints about the flimsy-ness around the outlet which I resolved by running an additional screw along the back into the wood top. Trap to avoid- built the legs of the back wall onto the bench as you assemble the bench or you'll be taking a lot of things apart. Also, the legs are slotted for vertical adjustment, raise them all the way up to make room for your top or you'll be doing that step over too. Hint hint... Sears provided instructions for each piece separately but does not provide a plan if you are building all the pieces together into a bench. Spend some time figuring this out before you dive in.
A pain to install. Not a great design. No switch on the light. It could have been better for the price.
Very nice backwall but the light stopped working after 2 minutes. Sears couldn't replace just the light fixture but would take the whole thing back, after I spent 4 hours assembling. Convinced Sears to give me a small credit and bought the same light fixture elsewhere for $11. It also stopped working after 2 minutes. As others have said, the light fixture should have a switch but since it won't work anyway, that doesn't really matter.
I'll echo other reviews here about the ridiculous design of this thing. Backwall came as a set with the bench and drawer module. Put together bench per directions which mention NOTHING about not securing benchtop if using a backwall. In order to attach this to the workbench I would have had to remove and discard the backsplash, plus shift the benchtop 3 inches forward. No way I could do this with the limited space I have plus the weight distribution of the benchtop to the front that much would have toppled the whole thing over. Ended up cutting down the posts, screwing the pegboard to the wall, discarding the black cowl and hanging the cheapo light fixture by the ceiling. I bought everything as a "set" ... you would think Sears would have designed the pieces to fit without relying on the customer to become MacGyver. Worst purchase I've made in years.
I started off by buying the Craftsman 6' workbench, 5 drawer insert, Craftsman 36” shelves, and Craftsman stool and then decided to continue to accessorize. I ordered the backwall with light and after it was received, first learned that the workbench top had to be moved forward to allow the backwall brackets to mount directly to the lower bench frame. This pushed the bench top forward, and made the entire bench look lopsided. The top drawers were now hard to access. The existing red backsplash was no longer needed, but removing it took away from the bench's overall appearance. So once I got over this bench top shift, it was time to assemble. Unfortunately the bolts had a course thread, and the nuts provided had a fine thread. Here is where the real fun began… I called Sears to order replacement parts and spoke to an ***-clown named Jerry, who said that the “parts bag” for this product was $68.00 plus shipping. What? I just ordered the backwall and opened the box, and after several minutes trying to pound that in Jerry’s head, he transferred me to customer service to “register for a warrant replacement.” The customer service person reaffirmed my feelings about Jerry, and he transferred me back to the part replacement center. But hey, after 10 more minutes on hold, the line went to a busy signal. I called back only to learn that Sears 800 service was now closed. Today I went to the local Sears and worked my way up to the store manager, I was told to buy the correct course threaded nut and bring the receipt back to the store, and they will reimburse me. Later purchased at ********** (but not in the original black). I’m not sure $5.18 in parts is worth another trip to Sears. I’m going to mount the backwall directly to my garage wall, keep the red backsplash and throw the extra parts in my coffee can of stuff, never to be seen again. I returning the bench top to the original centered position.
The backwall is well-built and attractive. It would have been nice if the instructions for building the bench would have mentioned to leave the top off if you are attaching a backwall. We put the top on per the bench's instructions, and had to remove it later when we put the backwall on. The only problem with the backwall is with the light - it doesn't fit tightly, and moves around when the workbench shakes in the slightest, and also there is no switch to turn it off and on, so you have to unplug it from the power source, which means you have to plug it into the backwall outlet. This requires that you thread it through the top of the backwall and out the bottom. Since the cord is white, it is not very attractive, and also takes up a space in the power outlet.
Good quality back wall , a little pricey. You get what you pay for.
It would be wise to have a helper when you install this.