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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.

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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5.0

You would need a few for the shop.

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Verified Buyer


I have been enjoying the workshop stand. Saves a lot of space in the shop. Will be getting another one but just for the neckjig.

2.0

Disapointed - Poor quality

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Verified Buyer


I waited ages for this product to be in stock.
When it finally arrived, it did not rotate properly.
I was sent another stand.
I bolted the stand to the floor joists then bolted a work bench to it.
The bearing lever did not clear the height adjustment wheel so I had to add a washer to the wheel.Also the wheel required a lot of effort to secure the pole from spinning.
When sanding or even cleaning a fretboard it picks up a wobbling momentum with the least amount of effort.
I think the quality control needs to be looked at.
It’s disappointing because this is a great concept but in practice it's not quite there.
To Stew Macs credit, they offered me a refund or credit.
I can never complain about their excellent service and positive attitude when dealing with a problem.

5.0

Great for Buffer

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Verified Buyer


I am using this for my Stewmac buffer and it is bolted to the wall and a raised plywood platform. The Stewmac buffer base matched pretty well though I did have to slightly enlarge two holes. The whole set up is not cheap but as I like building guitars more than things like stands, it was worth it for me. The stand is very solid and super easy to assemble and use. The ball bearing make swiveling a breeze. Only thing I would recommend is maybe 5 instead of 3 height adjustment holes. Not an issue for this project, but if I was going to be using it for multiple purposes, a bit more height control might be nice. Course, extra holes could be drilled without compromising the column at all. Thanks Stewmac

3.0

Average Shop Stand

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For the price point, and after waiting for them to come off backorder, I was underwhelmed unlike a lot of other StewMac tools. The base is not very wide, and the stand even while bolted to the floor has a fair amount of wiggle while hand ragging, sanding, etc. Compared to other shop stands I have it not very heavy . The height adjustment wheel feels a bit cheap / fragile. I am sure it will wear out. The largest issue I have is installing the guitar repair vise to it (which is why I ordered this stand).The two triangle supports get in the way of the wing nut so tightening the vise down was almost impossible and way too much effort for something thats sold and recommended together. If this could be spring loaded or hydraulic to raise up and down it would be a vast improvement.

However with all the issues I listed, once installed, it does its job. It holds the vise, and it raises and lowers. However this is not my go to shop stand for musical instrument repair. If you need a shop stand thats adjustable, that will not eat up shop space this will suit your needs.

4.0

A handy addition. A Luxurious shop fixture.

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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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.

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