Whether you’re a home improvement DIYer or a professional builder, it is important to have a stable, spacious and organized work bench. Stability will contribute to the quality of your finished project, eliminating the frustration of wonky and wobbly tables (we’ve all been there!) It also provides you with comfort for your back and safety.
We know that workshop spaces vary, as do the dynamics of DIY projects and it is for this reason that workbenches are designed and created differently. However, it is also this diversity that makes it a challenge to choose the best workbench for your space and project, so we have compiled a list to help make the choosing process educated and a little easier.
|Product||Loading Capacity||Adjustable Height||Unique Features||Overall||Price|
|Seville Classics Rolling Workbench||500 pounds||No||Plenty of storage with 11 drawers and 2 cabinets to hold all your tools. They are lockable too!||4.8/5|
|6,600 pounds||No||25 years unconditional warranty.||4.5/5|
|113 pounds||No||Pegboard with 23 hooks to hang large tools and a fluorescent light for added visibility.||4.7/5|
|Gladiator Workbench Feet Adjustable Height||3,000 pounds||Yes||Comes with two tabletop options – the 8 feet long and 6 feet long.||4.6/5|
|500 pounds||No||Portable and can flip and convert into a scaffold.
It also has an inbuilt power strip on the side.
|1,000 pounds||Yes||The feet are rubber levels designed to prevent shifting and wobbling while working.||4.6/5|
|220 pounds + 44 pounds on the top shelf||No||Lighting for extra visibility. Pegboard and drawers for storage.||4.7/5|
Needless to say, being a rolling workbench, it is designed to be moveable. It will bring you closer to your project space, whether it be in the basement, garage, shed or backyard. The workbench has 11 drawers that are lined and padded with rubber. With this increased storage capacity, this workbench is a one-stop-shop with all your tools kept under one roof. It is easier to get organized with this workstation than some others on the market. Along with the eleven drawers, the unit also comes with two cabinets. These cabinets contain adjustable full-width shelves for convenience. The cabinet and drawer faces are completed with fingerprint resistant stainless-steel doors. Speaking of steel, you will be pleased to know that the push bar on either side of the workbench is forged from steel. Last but not least, all of all the storage compartments on this workbench are fully lockable. The top of the workbench is carved from a solid hardwood and measures 72” x 20” x 1.5”. The workbench has a loading capacity of 500 pounds, you will need Thor like strength to break this baby!
If you thought the above workbench capacity was impressive, the BenchPro will blow your mind! It has an insane 6,600 pounds loading capacity, one of the highest in market. If you already have a place for your tools and are only looking for a simple workbench, this is worth considering. It has a simple design, a steel frame and a strong maple top, sturdy enough to support those aggressive DIY projects.
The top is made from a durable 1.75-inch thick oiled butcher block and is stain, oil, and scratch resistant, so it won’t damage easily. The table measures 48”x 24”x 30” and weighs 132 pounds. Furthermore, the steel frame is finished off with powder coat paint, providing it with a superior coat resistance. BenchPro are so sure about the heavy-duty steel frame and unbreakable nature of the workbench, that it comes with a 25 years unconditional warranty, so you can purchase this unit knowing that your investment is well protected.
The working surface is a solid wooden block that provides great stability. The unit has stainless steel drawers, which are supported on a strong stainless-steel frame and glide on sliding ball bearings. The faces of these drawers are fingerprint resistant which makes the unit easy to clean. The supporting frame of this unit is constructed from high-quality steel. Though steel is durable and resistant to moisture and rust, engineers at Seville saw it best to cover the steel frame with powder coat finish for added durability. The feet of this workbench are strong and have rubber soles to prevent slipping. The efficiency comes in here: the front of the workbench has a large pegboard with a whopping 23 hooks designed for hanging large tools. You can also add more hooks if you need to. The pegboard also includes a fluorescent light for added visibility, especially if you are working in a shed or garage. The top of the light also serves as a shelf. The workbench weighs 113 pounds and is strong enough to take on all of those heavy-handed DIY projects.
The one thing about this unit that has captured the hearts of many DIYers and professionals is its quick assembly design. To assemble this workbench, all you need to do is screw a bunch of lags to the top of the workbench, some bolts through its legs and grease out the joints. With wide legs, a bamboo working surface and a stylish design, this workbench will undoubtedly impress. Another great feature of this unit is its solid structure and strength. The workbench is sturdy and will not be broken no matter how much pressure you put on it- definitely making it the ‘Gladiator’ of workbenches.
The workbench comes with two tabletop options – the 8 feet long and 6 feet long tabletops. The thickness is the same on both options at 1.75 inches. The tabletop surface features a UV cured protective coating designed to resist moisture and other chemicals, making it very hard to damage. The maple construction provides a stable surface. As for the legs, they are threaded for a level footing and they each measure 2.5 inches in diameter. The legs are height adjustable between 29 and 42 inches and the adjustment is done in 1-inch increments. With this range, Gladiator meets the ADA height adjustment requirement. This workbench will provide you with optimal comfort whether you prefer to work standing or sitting. The unit also features nylon pads designed to prevent unsightly floor stains and corrosion accidents. The Gladiator Workbench also comes with a whopping 3,000-pound loading capacity which rivals other workbenches on the market. To add to its strength, the worktop features a steel reinforcement underneath it. If you are looking for a heavy-duty workbench, this is the unit for you.
If you are more concerned about portability and less about the loading capacity of your workbench, a portable workbench is probably a better option for you. While there are numerous portable workbench brands, the X-Tra Hand brand is at the top of the food chain. The company provides functional and versatile units.
This particular unit is referred to as the 2-in-1 model as it is designed to flip and convert into a scaffold. In this position, it can hold about 500 pounds- in the portable workbench category, it is quite impressive. However, the workbench can only hold such weight when its legs are not extended. On one side of the workbench is a plastic tool tray designed to hold loose gear, making you Regardless of whether you are keeping hammers, wrenches, screws or nails, the holders are convenient and accessible. This particular section also features a V-groove. This groove is included to enable pipe cutting without causing damage to the pipe material or the workbench. On the opposite end of the workbench is a functional drill-through section. This is a sizeable hole designed to allow uninterrupted drilling. The workbench also has a protractor and a ruler printed on the top surface, which can help you accurately measure your lengths and angles for cuts. Last but not least, the workbench also features a built-in power strip on the side. Once you plug in this power strip, you can attach your power tools and have them running without having to deal with tangling extension cords. Overall, this is a nifty work bench that is great for space conscious DIYers, plus it’s affordable too
The Seville Heavy Duty Workbench has height adjustable legs. The adjustable feature is manual, but it works fine. It adjusts the height from 28.5 through to 42 inches by screwing in locking knobs. With a vast height range, it is a perfect workbench for both home and work use. Heck, you can even turn it into a study table if you so wish. However, as a study table, the 1,000 pounds loading capacity support it possesses will go to waste. You would need so many books to hit this threshold. The frame is made from steel, which is powder coated using gray granite for a refined finish. At the top of this workbench is a solid hardwood measuring about 1.25 inches thick. Underneath the legs are rubber levels designed to prevent shifting and wobbling while you are busy at work. What’s great about this workbench is that the assembly is easy and straightforward, so you can start using it straight away!
As its name suggests, this unit sports numerous design add-ons and features and because of this, it is preferred by many DIYers. At the top of the list of impressive features is its material. The workbench is made from steel, providing the unit with strength and durability. It is considered one of the strongest workbenches on the market. It can withstand 220 pounds on its tabletop and an extra 44 pounds on its top shelf. The top surface is layered with wood making it convenient to work on especially when handling metallic tools.
Another important feature is its pegboard. The pegboard is on the back features several hooks designed to hang tools and numerous items which require quick access. This feature makes it convenient for a user to store and retrieve miniature items that need easy access. Further to this, the pegboard features a light which helps working in a shed or garage so much easier. The unit also has drawers that are conveniently placed at the bottom of the top surface, making it easy to store and access tools. With the pegboard and these drawers, you have everything you need at your fingertips! Also, this is one of the most affordable work benches on the market.
In a garage, there usually isn’t enough space to store your DIY bits and bobs. A lot of space is taken up with random items that you think may come in handy in the future. Workspace and storage provided by a workbench is refreshing, organised and convenient.
Workbenches come in a range of shapes and sizes. We have explored a range of features to consider such as adjustable height, size of workspace, storage, loading capacity, durability, style, unique convenience features and much more. Before you pick a unit, consider your needs and let this guide you in choosing the right workbench to compliment your workspace and take your DIY experience to the next level!