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Black & Decker My First Work Bench....
Jack has had this bench in his room now for well over a year as it was a December 2008 Christmas present from his Nana (Mother to himself).
I know for a fact that the price of the work bench a was a little under £50 and I have to say I'm glad I didn't buy it as it certainly isn't worth the price.
The bench comes in a very large box and tons of excessive plastic packaging with all those awful little plastic/metal ties holding it to the cardboard. So because of this it wasn't overly easy to unwrap but putting it together was very easy as pieces just slot together and then fix with some of the chunky plastic toy bolts that come with the set.
The Work bench when put together is pretty flimsy and doesn't stand up overly well although has never fallen down when Jack's been playing. It has a couple of buttons on the front which activate really annoying but life like sounds of electrical saws and plains which have to be press again to turn off otherwise they just buzz on, and on and on!
The work bench comes with a host of other regularly used toy tools. These include a screwdriver, a saw, a hammer, a spanner and a drill attached to the bench. There are also some safety accessories such as a hard hat and some ear protectors. Smaller accessories are the likes of screws and nails and pieces of plastic "wood" which have holes in ready to be screwed with one of the screws.
All the tools are really well made and look as good as new even now. They are easily stored on the bench with the aid of hooks which can be replaced on the holed back board of the bench. The screw and nails can be kept in a under bench storage section on a small cup type section on the back board.
Overall the work bench is okay but not the best one available. It generally not very sturdy but is most definitely serving its purpose. Jack played with it lots at first, lost interest after a few months but has now begun to play with it again.
The only real drawbacks other than the flimsy feel of the bench is the fact that the safety hat doesn't stay on Jack's head very well (or mine) as it is far too curved and the ear protectors are way to big for him even on the smallest setting and don't cover his ears at all.
Other than this it is an average toy which has had a lot of play but I would say that there are far better ones available as my friends little boy had a uch better JCB one so because of that I don't think I would particularly recommend this one. A poor score of 2 stars out of 5 for this Black & Decker tool bench.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
The children's black and Decker work bench was one of the presents my little boy received for Christmas. The box it came in was rather large for what was inside. My son was very happy with the tools that came with this toy, although I think the toys were something of nothing.
This toy set came with a hammer, a screw driver, saw, a hard hat, plastic nails, a block of wood looking plastic, a spanner, a drill and also a toy set of noise reduction ear muffs. The ear muffs are way too big, even when adjusted to the smallest size, so have never been used by my little boy.
The work bench was easy to put together, the parts just clicked into place, and all the accessories were also easy enough to attach.
In my personal opinion, this work bench is a bit flimsy for the price it cost, although I know my relative bought this at a reduced price of £30, I still think that's a lot to pay for what it is.
Last but not least, the hooks supplied with this workbench, to hang the tools on don't stay in the holes provided so none of my little boy's tools are ever hung up.
Play workbench suitable for pre-schoolers. Electronic workbench with sound effects, plastic hammer, drill and screwdriver and hardhat. Noise reduction toy earphones.Safe to use and packed with loads of exciting accessories, this My First Workbench from Black & Decker will keep little hands busy with action-packed tools of the trade and realistic sounds.