Erlewine ShopStand

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Erlewine ShopStand

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Erlewine ShopStand

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More versatile than a workbench! Raise your work to the height you really want. The ShopStand adapts your jigs and vises to you, not the other way around.

More versatile than a workbench!
Repairman Dan Erlewine envisioned a swiveling, tilting, height-adjustable workstand for better access to his repair work. Our tool development wizard Don MacRostie added his own vision of the stand, as an adjustable column to hold quick-change jigs and fixtures for instrument building. The Erlewine ShopStand was the result, and it immediately proved its worth.

Raise your work to the height you really want. The ShopStand adjusts from 28" to 36" in height. It adapts to you, not the other way around.

Get complete access to your work. The ShopStand is an industrial-grade, free-standing unit that bolts to your shop floor. It's heavy-duty and rock-steady. It rotates with ball-bearing smoothness to any position you need, and locks in place quickly and easily. You can move completely around the job in progress, for faster, easier access without reclamping.

Gain extra space in your shop. Your workbench uses lots of floor space; the ShopStand has a small footprint. You can interchange your jigs as needed, and hang them on the wall when the work's done.

Maximum height 36"
Minimum height 27", with ball bearing column rotation
Base size 10" x 10" (floor bolts required)
Top plate size 8" x 5" (drilled and tapped to fit our Guitar Repair Vise)

Erlewine ShopStand is the perfect support for many of our tools. The ShopStand and Guitar Repair Vise Set a sturdy, money-saving, 360-degree swiveling tool combo! We've customized our vise to give it bearing-smooth operation that you won't find elsewhere.

See the online video for the Shopstand
Dan Erlewine shows how his ShopStand replaces a workbench for guitar repair. The Neck Jig and the Angle Vise are a perfect fit.
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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Ideas for your shop: arranging your bench and vise

Where to put the workbench in your shop? And where to put the vise on that bench? Dan Erlewine's helps a friend with those questions in his new garage workshop.

ShopStand: solving the space problem in a cluttered shop

Dan Erlewine faces facts: too many tools and not enough workspace. He clears the decks and sets up a whole new floorplan using two ShopStands.


Product Instructions

Erlewine ShopStand Instructions

Installation and anchoring instructions for the Erlewine ShopStand.

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great stand

(Customer's Reviews)

I got this stand for the stew mac buffer its solid and well made i'm totally satisfied !


Good stand , different threads

(Customer's Reviews)

2-17-2016 I bought this stand with the neck jig and angle vise package - What I found out was that the vertical holes in the top section of the tube are 8mm x1.25 pitch.. and yet the top plate threads ( welded to same vertical tube) are 5/16 -18 nc - OR maybe they sent the wrong threaded tightening knob and bearing, because it is metric. Other than that - nice heavy construction with good solid finish and good quality welds. Not cheap at all. I did mount the bottom section to a larger piece of plywood to prevent wobble and/or tip over, so that it would remain mobile in my small workshop. No instructions needed. Nice product.


Not the Stewart MacDonald Level

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought many tools from Stewart MacDonald. I'm satisfied with these tools and work great. This Shop Stand is very different from other product from Stewart MacDonald. I'm very disappointed for this product. I see the bad finish, made from poor quality material and poor craft for this price. It's totally not the same level as Dan Erlewine's Shop Stand.

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