Found this item as a returned closeout item at Sears so it was discounted, also used my shopping points so the price was right. Assembly was sort DIY as the manual was useless. It wasn't even for this model of tool stand. The hardware is pretty cheap and one screw actually stripped while installing the nut. (Not tightening it, just screwing the nut onto the bolt.) Good points; Its good for my needs. Once assembled it provided a solid stable station for my table top disc/belt sander, and bench top scroll saw. Anything heavier and I would do as others and replace the top with 3/4" plywood. The height is right for me to work with either tool so I'm happy with that. Right now it is a solid workstation, we will see how the shelf tops last. I did not need to install the leveling device as the stand tightened up square with the floor. Cons; The installation manual is a joke. It wasn't even for the model I bought. (Try to reconcile a parts inventory with that!) The self/bench tops are fairly thin, I may later replace with plywood as suggested. For the price it was a good deal. Would I buy it at full price? Maybe, probably not, but it suits my needs perfectly. One star off for really cheap hardware and a less than useful manual.
I am so disappointed with this product and with Sears/Craftsman. There was a time Craftsman meant the best. Craftsman tools used to have a lifetime warranty, if anything went wrong with it, you brought it back and it was replaced, that's how good the Craftsman line WAS. My Father had Craftsman tools and I still have some of his tools. This tool stand was a shabby, poorly made, cheap piece of junk. Misaligned holes, missing parts, and the worst assembly instructions I have ever seen! This product should not have the Craftsman name on it, not even the Sears name, it's an embarrassment to the brand. I pray this is not a sign of the future of Craftsman.
Just what I was looking for, for my drill press. no modifications or changes needed.
Assembly would be easier with two people.
Self locking nuts are tough to tighten because of phillipshead being shallow.
Plastic feet caps accomodate 3/8 stem casters, but should be metal, or leg ends bent over and drilled at factory. Otherwise heavyweight on table will collapse the plastic legcaps.
Other than above, a darn good benchstand for the money.
The box was in really rough shape, and there was no bolts in the box at all, I purchased bolts, and assembled the stand.
I bought it on sale and that was why I decided to keep it. I would not pay a full price for this. Sears over the years had produced low quality products. Back in the days, I would buy Craftsman or Sears product without thinking twice. The pre-drilled holes on the top pieces did not line up with the frame. I had to drill the holes to mount them onto the frame. The entire stand is not balanced and steady. I would not recommend this product and understood why it went on sale.
I really needed a work station for my small space at y garage and this is very useful, I was working on the floor and it was very hard to work like this so i bought this work bench and now I can work anything on it very confortable