Get rid of those cheap sawhorses, and upgrade to heavy duty steel. ToughBuilt’s folding sawhorses hold up to 1300 lb each and offer support arms that hold 2x4s or 4x4s, adjustable height legs, and side brackets for holding sheet goods. Buy two, and create a work table by inserting 2x4s into their end slots. Sold individually.
THE BEST Workbenches
Prometheus Design Werx’s specialized mat is perfect for working on watches, knives, and other EDC while keeping small parts organized. The 11″ x 17″ mat has various compartments for screws, straps, springs, and other easy-to-lose hardware. It’s made from BPA-free PVC selected for its minimal bounce, and has an anti-slip bottom.
Stanley’s PSL1000S light provides smooth and bright illumination for your workbench using 45 COB LEDs in an adjustable-angle light bar. It offers two brightness levels, as well as four AC power outlets, 2 USB charging ports, and storage for small hand tools at its sides.
Bora’s lightweight, folding workstands provide a stable structure when open, but fold up small for carrying. They work with the included clamps and clips to secure plywood or 2x4s to its top. Available in 4×4, 4×8, 2×4, and 2×2 variants, each including a carrying bag. If there’s any question about how strong they are, watch this.
Keter’s workbench folds up small enough to hide behind your couch, but is incredibly useful. Its work surface has built-in slots for holding its removable clamps, and is made from heavy duty resin. When opened, its lower section offers shelves for small tools and accessories. Includes two 12″ clamps.
Maker Laura Kampf shows off the sturdy workbenches that she uses in her shop, then mods one to make it even better. It turns out that these tables were designed first and foremost as stage platforms. While we haven’t been able to find the used deals Laura mentioned, we did find some brand new ones.
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