If you are in the business of construction, a lot of your work occurs at the job site, and, unfortunately, not every job site you will be at will have a stable work surface where you can make cuts, assemble items, or do other tasks. Having a good industrial workbench that you can take along with you will always be important. Yet, it can be so difficult to wade through all of the choices to find the workbench that will be a right fit for the need. Here is a look at a few of the features you should be looking for in a portable industrial workbench.
If you have a workbench set up in your garage, it really doesn't matter so much if it is moisture resistant. However, when you have to pack your workbench to and from the job site on a regular basis, the last thing you want is a bench that will not stand up well to a little moisture exposure. Look for a bench that is either made of metal with a moisture-proof coating or made of high-density wood and sealed for moisture resilience.
This is a feature that is easy to dismiss as unimportant. However, if a workbench you get has sharp corners and edges, you are more likely to get injured, knock holes in walls, and cause other damages when you are maneuvering your workbench at the job site. Look for a workbench that has rolled edges, whether the edges are wood or metal, so you won't have to worry so much when the thing is being moved around, and you won't have to worry about catching something or someone with a sharp corner of the bench as they are passing by.
When a workbench is in a stationary position at all times, you don't have to worry so much about the legs losing their stability. Of course, a workbench should always have a sturdy frame, but when you are on the go with the bench all the time, it is easy for the legs to lose their stability, get loose, and bend. The best portable workbenches will have reinforced crossbracing along the back or sides of the legs that runs between the different parts to add more stability. The crossbracing is important, but it should also be removable so you can easily take it off if it will be in the way.
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