When choosing a workbench for your work style, it’s important to think about all of the reasons you need it. Each design and style of workbench is crafted for a professional’s specific needs, which is why you should consider all of your options before choosing a design. Here are eight types of workbench designs to consider before buying.
A table workbench is among the simplest and yet durable types of workbenches. The table workbench could be just a hardwood or metal tabletop that’s accompanied by sturdy wooden or metal legs to hold it upright. Because of their simplicity, these workbenches can be used for heavy duty projects that usually result in bangs and hits to the workbench. In addition to this, they’re also easy to install and replace if necessary.
Cabinet style workbench
If you’re the organized type, then the cabinet style workbench is probably the perfect style for you. Those who choose this type of workbench generally like to have their tools and equipment within reach, which is great since these benches are designed for storage. Whether you want drawers below the table, on top of the table or both, you can make sure there’s ample space for all of your belongings with this style.
Portable and multipurpose workbench
For those of you who are on the go, the portable and multipurpose workbench is definitely for you! These workbenches are designed to be small, collapsible and relatively light in order for you to be mobile.
Power strip workbench
If you’re a handy man who uses several power tools at one time, a workbench with multiple power outlets would probably be your best bet in terms of design. The power outlets on these bad boys are mounted at specific positions that are designed to be convenient for you and your power cords.
Jeweler and watchmaker workbench
For the professionals who work with jewelry and watches, this workbench is designed to work with you and your profession. With a small wooden surface that juts out close to the worker, this allows for close, detailed work on smaller projects. In addition to this area, these workbenches come with another surface underneath to help catch any fallen stones or materials that generally can’t be found on the floor easily.
Just as you’d imagine, a gardening workbench has to be made to take moisture well, as well as dirt and grime. This means that the wood used to make the workbench must be treated to prevent any rotting or mold growth from occurring.
Art and sculpture workbench
A workbench that is designed for artists must of course allow for creativity, which is why they generally come in a rounded shape. These workbenches are used by sculpture professionals, carvers of wood and stone, pottery makers and other artists who need to access their work from all sides and angles.
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Jamie Aldson is a freelance writer and engineer. Her company specializes in aluminum enclosure solutions and machine guarding systems, including work tables and workstations.