Working on any of your projects is going to require you to have space, right? You need a place that you can easily lay out your pieces and your tools and plan what you’re going to do. Workbenches, however, are not always simple to find, at least, not the ones that you want. The best workbenches are ones that are large enough for your project but small enough to fit in the space you have in your workshop. With this workbench buying guide, you’ll be able to get off to the right start on finding your ideal workbench.
Material: Is the bench itself made of wood or metal or plastic? A plastic one will be lighter and easier to carry but wood or metal will generally last longer and be more durable. It’s up to your preference which way you want to go.
Portable: Can it easily be taken wherever you want to go? Is it going to be small enough or light enough that you can pick it up and carry it? This may also depend on the specific material that it’s made of and is your own personal choice.
Foldable: Can you fold it up and put it into a smaller space? This could be for storage where you don’t have a lot of room or for transporting it to other places. It’s another aspect that’s only important if it matters to you.
Pieces Included: Do you get more than one workbench? Are you getting additional accessories to go along with the workbench? You’ll want to know all of these things before you pick it out so you’re prepared for your next task.
Size: Just how large is the bench? This is possibly the most important aspect because you need something large enough you can get your projects done. At the same time, you don’t want something that overwhelms the space.
Weight Capacity: How much can the bench hold? Which of your tools or projects are you going to be able to use it with? This is partially going to depend on the material that the bench itself is made of among other things.
With so many different workbenches out there it can be difficult to figure out just which one is going to be the best for your needs. Well, we’ve done a lot of the work and created this work bench review for each of our favorites. That way you can take a look and narrow down your own options before you go spend a lot of money.