Sjoberg make what are probably the finest woodworking workbenches in the world. They have several benches in their line, of which this one is one of the largest. With a top measuring 93-3/4-by-23-5/8 inches you can build almost anything on this bench. The end vice runs full-width, with two bench dog holes. Two lines of bench dog holes run the full length of the bench, as well as running across the bench for the front vice. There are bench dog holes in the front legs, so that a bench dog can be used as a support in conjunction with the front vice. The front vice can easily be moved for either right-handed or left-handed woodworkers.
The Pinnacle workbench is American made of 100 percent North American Beech. The end vide isn’t as wide as that on the Sjoberg Elite, having only one row of bench dog holes. This bench is based upon an Early American design, intended to replicate that design as much as possible. The large tool tray protects tools from falling. The top is 94 inches long and 22 inches wide. Comes with two brass bench dogs.
Rockler N2000, Large Beech Wood Work Bench
This Beech topped workbench is 72-1/2” long by 19-5/8 inches wide, with a 1-3/16-inch thick top. The end vice runs almost full width, providing plenty of clamping area. Bench dog holes run the full length of the workbench, along with the front legs for use as a workpiece support. A large tool tray is mounted under the workbench, leaving the top clear for working. It comes with four steel-cored bench dogs.
For the price, this is an amazing workbench. It has a lot of the features you’d expect to find on a more expensive bench, without having a high dollar price tag. It only has one vice, but that is the end-mounted one, which runs almost full width for the bench. It also has four felt-lined drawers for tool storage, along with a shelf. Overall, the top measures 60” long by 20-1/8 inches wide.
Garrett Wade 88A01-01 Folding Workbench
This unique workbench from Garrett Wade is the only true folding woodworking bench I’ve ever seen. It folds into its cabinet for storage against the wall, for those who have to share their workshop space with cars and other things. Yet it still has both front and end vices, along with a row of holes in the benchtop for the bench dogs. A couple of drawers in the cabinet provide storage for small tools. The top, which measures 28-by-43-1/2 inches and legs are solid red beech.
Black & Decker really started the interest in portable workbenches, when they came out with the first Workmate. It combines the portability and compactness of a sawhorse with the clamping ability of a woodworker’s workbench. The key to the design is the split top, which has dual threaded bar clamps to pull it together. With it, you can clamp a board in place to work on it. This model has a “step” which you can put on foot on to hold it in place, so that the force of planning or working the wood doesn’t move the bench. Another way you can use it is to put the top together and use it as a small workbench/stand for bench mounted tools. This model comes with four swivel pegs, which are essentially like bench dogs used on a woodworker’s bench. All in all, a very versatile workbench, which gives you a lot of capability in a small space.
Rockwell once again shows their love of innovation, by coming up with the Jawhorse. This is a three-legged sawhorse with a built-in vice. The vice is clamped by a foot lever, allowing you both hands to hold the workpiece while clamping. Releasing is done with the flick of a switch. That makes it ideal for holding a wide variety of workpieces. The vice will open up to 37 inches, allowing it to hold large pieces as well. With three legs, it’s extremely stable, allowing you to do hard work, without tipping it over. A series of accessories extend the Jawhorse’s flexibility, making it useable for welding, sharpening chain saw blades, and other tasks.
Even though Festool refers to this as a “table” it’s really a workbench. This folding-leg workbench is designed to allow precision a variety of precision cuts, with handheld power saws and routers. The clamps and guides (miter gauge and fence) make it possible to layout and cut your work with the same level of accuracy you’d expect from a stationary saw. Holes in the worktop work in conjunction with a variety of clamps to hold both regular and irregular workpieces. The extrusions on the sides are actually clamp rails for holding workpieces for cutting and shaping their edges.
Torin produces a wide variety of toolboxes and workbenches. This portable model has four 4” swivel castors, which support 1200 pounds and allowing it to be moved to wherever you need. The top is 54-by-20-1/8 inches. Two locking drawers keep your tools safe and two shelves provide additional storage for larger tools or parts. The plywood worktop protects your work from damage and gives you ample space for your projects.
This is another rolling work station, from Excel. The 50” split top can be separated to provide a larger work area and reveal storage space underneath. The work surface is metal, with a rubber pad on it. This makes it ideal for mechanics and for equipment repair. There is also a locking drawer, mounted on ball-bearing rails for storage of tools and parts. A tray underneath provides additional easily accessible storage.
I was truly impressed when I first saw this workbench. I dont think I've ever seen a workbench with as much storage in it. The 12 steel drawers each hold 30 pounds of tools and parts plus have rubber padded pads to keep things in place and from getting scratched up. It also has a lockable cabinet to store larger tools, such as power tools. The hardwood top is nice and thick for mounting things to or just working on. Not only that, but the whole thing is movable, mounted on 5-inch heavy duty casters. I cant think of much where this workbench wouldn't be useful.
This well-built workbench provides a lot of storage in a small space. Although only 48 inches wide, it has two drawers and a pegboard for tool storage. Hooks for the pegboard are included with it. The worktop is 1.5-inch thick hardwood. A fluorescent light provides ample illumination to the work surface. I guess if you needed more space, you could always put two of them side by side.
This 5-foot wide workbench from Gorilla Rack comes with two drawers which have ball-bearing glides. The back pegboard allows hanging of tools where they will be readily available. A top riser shelf and an under shelf provide additional storage. The bench top and shelves are made of 5/8-inch particle board, which I must confess is a bit disappointing. Of course, you could replace that with something stronger, using the same frame and drawers. All in all, its a good deal for the price.
Okay, this is just a kit, not a complete workbench. Youll have to buy the lumber yourself and assemble it. Nevertheless, you can make an eight foot long, 4-foot wide workbench, along with two shelves underneath and two riser shelves above. That provides lots of space for storing anything you need. Its easy to build, as the kit comes with the legs and shelf risers. All you have to do is cut the lumber and assemble it. Another nice detail about this kit is that you can customize the workbenchs size to meet your personal needs. That can give you the biggest possible workbench for your space availability, without wasting any space.
Aero Manufacturing 72” x 30” Stainless and Galvanized Steel Workbench
This workbench has a heavy-duty 14 gauge stainless steel top with galvanized steel shelves. That makes it perfect for automotive repair and other tasks where oil and other chemicals might damage a regular wood-topped workbench. The upper and lower shelves provide ample room for storage of parts and tools, while a single drawer gives a good place for small tools. The workbench is 72 inches long by 30 inches deep.