Hardworking Sawbench

The no-nonsense usefulness of a sawbench in the shop can’t be overstated. Making a pair of them merely multiplies the benefits.

Sawbenches have been used by craftsmen for centuries. These short work supports were originally intended to aid in using a handsaw. And while they’re fully capable of handling this task, this splayed-leg design makes the bench useful for several other tasks. With a wider top and shorter stance than a sawhorse, a sawbench is appropriately sized so that you can kneel on a board to provide clamping pressure. And the ripping notch on one end allows a workpiece to be fully supported during long rip cuts. Beyond these basic functions, a sawbench (or better yet, a pair of them) can also be used as a general assembly station or as finishing supports. A thick top with dog holes provides multiple clamping options. Best of all, you can knock out a pair of these benches during a pleasant weekend in the shop.

What you get:

  • 12 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 60 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Cutting diagram and materials list
  • Technique for cutting compound miters
  • Retail sources for project supplies

This Woodsmith Plan is a downloadable PDF file that you save to your computer after you complete your order.

Hardworking Sawbench
WS23122…$9.95
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