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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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Video

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.

Instructions

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Erlewine ShopStand Instructions

Installation and anchoring instructions for the Erlewine ShopStand.

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4.0

A handy addition. A Luxurious shop fixture.

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I mounted this in the concrete floor of my shop behind my main 10ft long bench , which is wall and floor mounted .
After receiving the fixture I decided to mount a maple bench top on it . I may mount my pattern makers vise on it , but at the moment its an articulate bench top.
Its a pleasure to be facing the middle of the room for a change after facing a wall for the last several years.
The stand is stable . I had to resort to epoxying the Tampit anchors into the holes I drilled in my floor. With out the epoxy the pulled right out with the weight of the bench top mounted to it. I used structural epoxy and its doing the trick. This stand is plenty sturdy but is not as solid as a wall mounted bench. Its just center mounted after all.
I think it will provide a good station for my old Don Teeter style neck jig which I built back in the late 80's . Should work well when I need to flip a piece for routing . It will be a luxury to rotate the table rather than re clamp and reorient.
I was sort of hoping that the stand would rotate like a lazy Susan. It does not as the center notch in the base catches the roller bearing , but thats a minor point .
Now I have a place for the third job , which is very welcome as I need to have several things going at the same time.
Its a winner.

5.0

Great space saver

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Got the vice off the bench freeing up much needed space and protecting guitars by getting them out of the clutter. Made a small extension table to suit my needs. Mounted to a 18x18 concrete paver and 2x 3/4" plywood base, with a rubber floormat cut and glued under that. Mobile and sturdy, doesn't scratch the wood floor. Very satisfied with my purchase.

5.0

Nice stand, thoughtfully designed

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I really like this stand. I mounted it to several 3/4" thick, 24" square pieces of board and added locking wheels. It looks great.

5.0

great stand

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Verified Buyer


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

4.0

Good stand , different threads

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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.

1.0

Not the Stewart MacDonald Level

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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.

5.0

Great product!

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Verified Buyer


Wow, I'm so glad I finally ordered this one. Quite expensive though, if you're living outside the US (shipping costs, duties...). Still, I think it was well worth it.

One suggestion, though: why not supply it with a couple more holes for height adjustment, say 5 instead of 3?

5.0

A True "Must Have"

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You hear the term "Must Have" thrown around a lot, but I have a super small shop, less than 250 sq. ft., and this stand immediately became my favorite place to work from. I used flush mount "sidewalk bolts" to mount it because they cover the holes in the concrete at the multiple places I mount it in my shop. I'm considering getting rid of another one of my benches for a second one...

5.0

Great "Luxury" Shop Tool

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Verified Buyer


I bought the Erlewine Shop Stand, Angle Vise, and Neck Jig all together. The Stand increases the maneuverability of the Neck Jig, plus you could use the vise to actually mount a small guitar repair work table right to the shop stand and save room in the shop as well. I did not have a concrete floor in order to mount the stand base, so I bolted it to a 1 3/4" x 2' x 2' patio block as suggested, and it worked great! I also put a 3/4" piece of plywood and rubber mat underneath the patio block to protect the floor as well. My Shop Stand arrived with the adjusting wheel and bolt damaged and bent out of shape! When I mentioned it to Stew-Mac they sent me the replacement parts in just a few days! Stew-Mac has the best customer service I have ever seen! I wish other companies were this good to deal with!

5.0

Nice addition to a growing shop

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Verified Buyer


I already have a few benches in my shop but they fill up quick. Adding the shop stand has brought some flexibility to my work area. If you plan to get the angle vise and build bases for various other tools (grinder, spindle sander, buffer, bench top) you'll find this is a great way to go. The tubes are thick & sturdy. The top is drilled & tapped to support the angle vise as well. I had to level off the metal the bearing rides on so it would turn smoothly but this was a 1 minute fix. Overall great offering. I could easily put a second shop stand in use but the cost will force me to get by with one.

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