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Old 10-14-2018, 1:04 PM
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Looking for workbench similar to the link below. Adjustable height, wooden top with back panel for hanging tools. About $200 or so, any suggestion?

Blobal Workbench

Sears Workbench (on sales) can be had for about $210 with two $25 in store cash (two months spread) but I wonder if Sears will be there in two months.

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The Sears has a mounted power strip and a bottle opener... hahaha... those're some features!

Seriously, the Sears bench should be more stable, and it seems to adjust across a broader range of height. I have a fixed-height stainless-covered Sears bench, and it's six feet wide. I love it.
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Harbor freight for good prices on just things like this.


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Bought a Husky rolling tool box with nice wood top at Home Depot. About 36" high, 45" wide and 24" deep. And yes it has a built in power strip & USB ports!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-46...BOXD/304009099

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You could purchase this kit and then build it to the exact size you want. Kit is basically the legs and support pieces and you just add wood. I built one that is 8' long and 3' wide with a top shelf above the bench. I use it for a reloading/work bench and in addition to reloading stuff on the bench, I also store 44 (40mm ammo cans) that are full as well. The cans are two deep across the bottom and the rest are on the top shelf. I don't have the side stand that you see in the pic and I ran a second layer of 2x4's across the top shelf to hold the ammo cans as my top shelf was thinner plywood originally.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2x4-Basic...16&athena=true


EDIT: I found an older pic I posted on another thread about a work bench. This will give you an idea of what I am talking about.

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The Sears has a mounted power strip and a bottle opener... hahaha... those're some features!

Seriously, the Sears bench should be more stable, and it seems to adjust across a broader range of height. I have a fixed-height stainless-covered Sears bench, and it's six feet wide. I love it.
I do like the USB and power strip though, convenient. Features are nice but I can add them later just mean more $ to the basic cost or live without.



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Harbor freight for good prices on just things like this.
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Bought a Husky rolling tool box with nice wood top at Home Depot. About 36" high, 45" wide and 24" deep. And yes it has a built in power strip & USB ports!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-46...BOXD/304009099
I like to be able to sit to work though. Thanks for recommendation in any case.



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You could purchase this kit and then build it to the exact size you want. Kit is basically the legs and support pieces and you just add wood. I built one that is 8' long and 3' wide with a top shelf above the bench. I use it for a reloading/work bench and in addition to reloading stuff on the bench, I also store 44 (40mm ammo cans) that are full as well. The cans are two deep across the bottom and the rest are on the top shelf. I don't have the side stand that you see in the pic and I ran a second layer of 2x4's across the top shelf to hold the ammo cans as my top shelf was thinner plywood originally.
Nice work on the unit. I saw it but I don't know how to make the top that's what stop me. Does the cost of the lumber add up to make it around $200?
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I don't recall the exact price of the lumber and the final cost will depend on what grade of 2X4's and plywood you select but its not too much. Best thing to do is create a rough sketch of what you would like and then go to your local store and price it out. The top is just a piece of plywood cut at 3'x8' and then I put another thin cover over it. If you don't have a table saw for the larger cuts, they can make those cuts at the store when you buy it. You will still need some basic tools so if you don't have any, it would be cheaper to purchase a bench that comes assembled.

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Lights, thick hardwood top, power strip, delivered.


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Lights, thick hardwood top, power strip, delivered.
Not adjustable height though.
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Harbor Freight has what looks like a decent, but basic, work bench. On sale, it goes for just under $80.
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What kind of work will you be doing on it? IKEA has those desks that are electric and adjust up and down. Not sure what they cost but maybe that fits the bill on adjustments.
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I used this guy to build me 4 benches. Free delivery too.

www.niceworkbench.com
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What kind of work will you be doing on it? IKEA has those desks that are electric and adjust up and down. Not sure what they cost but maybe that fits the bill on adjustments.
Stuff in the garage. hammering, wood/pipe cutting, gun cleaning, electrical soldering, etc.
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You could purchase this kit and then build it to the exact size you want. Kit is basically the legs and support pieces and you just add wood. I built one that is 8' long and 3' wide with a top shelf above the bench. I use it for a reloading/work bench and in addition to reloading stuff on the bench, I also store 44 (40mm ammo cans) that are full as well. The cans are two deep across the bottom and the rest are on the top shelf. I don't have the side stand that you see in the pic and I ran a second layer of 2x4's across the top shelf to hold the ammo cans as my top shelf was thinner plywood originally.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2x4-Basic...16&athena=true


EDIT: I found an older pic I posted on another thread about a work bench. This will give you an idea of what I am talking about.
I like your set up. I think I'm going to go this route but make the shelves half the depth underneath so I can use a stool. It'll be easier to clean rifles etc that way.
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I used this guy to build me 4 benches. Free delivery too.

www.niceworkbench.com
With free delivery those are good prices.



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I'd check Craig's List.

A work bench wouldn't be difficult to build. My guess is plans are available for sale or you could draw your own.
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Only $100 difference from the smallest to the largest. Looks like good quality.
Free delivery with in 50 miles though.
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I like your set up. I think I'm going to go this route but make the shelves half the depth underneath so I can use a stool. It'll be easier to clean rifles etc that way.
I was thinking that too. You and I probably sit to work. He probably likes to stand up and walk around while working.

When are you planning to build the bench? I'd like to know how much you end up paying for it. The Sears one is very tempting at $200 with $25 $25 cashback but I don't know what'll happen if I mount a vise on it. And I don't know how to find and mount a panel to hang tools.
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The Seville products are fantastic. I have the adjustable height work table and it's bomb proof. Was very cheap at Sam's Club.
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Walmart has one similar for under $200.
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I have the Seville benches and cabinets from Sams Club. Great products!!







I also have a plywood bench with a integrated wood rack on top in the back of my shop.
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SVT-40 - Look like a thick solid top that you mount the vice to. Nice! Nice clean shop to boot.

The Seville products are fantastic. I have the adjustable height work table and it's bomb proof. Was very cheap at Sam's Club.

WHH - How much is it at Sam? We are a Costco member and can't see Sam's price.
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OP I don’t know if you’ve seen the reloading bench thread, but there are some good ideas there. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=252444
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OP I donít know if youíve seen the reloading bench thread, but there are some good ideas there. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=252444
I'll certainly check it out, thanks.
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I've got something similar that I bought at Lowe's, comes in Stainless or Black, has three drawers, costabout $250
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Lowe's: Kobalt 45-in W x 36-in H 3-Drawer Wood Work Bench

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SVT-40 - Look like a thick solid top that you mount the vice to. Nice! Nice clean shop to boot.

The Seville products are fantastic. I have the adjustable height work table and it's bomb proof. Was very cheap at Sam's Club.

WHH - How much is it at Sam? We are a Costco member and can't see Sam's price.
Thanks... It's not near that clean now...

If you check Sams club on line the prices should show up.
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SVT-40 - Look like a thick solid top that you mount the vice to. Nice! Nice clean shop to boot.

The Seville products are fantastic. I have the adjustable height work table and it's bomb proof. Was very cheap at Sam's Club.

WHH - How much is it at Sam? We are a Costco member and can't see Sam's price.
https://m.samsclub.com/ip/72-inch-wo...e/prod22000197

This is what I have. Itís a steal at $210. Iíd buy 2 or 3 more if I had space for it.
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It looks very nice indeed and at the price. Am I able to add the pegboard or drawers later on for the 6' model? If I can then this is definitely a good deal. Just have to find a way to get in the club to buy one.
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It looks very nice indeed and at the price. Am I able to add the pegboard or drawers later on for the 6' model? If I can then this is definitely a good deal. Just have to find a way to get in the club to buy one.
I think you could bolt on anything you wanted as long as you are comfortable with some fabrication. It's super burly in all regards: thick hardwood top and very solid steel legs.
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Seconded. The workbench below is a steal for the price, especially when paired with a 20% off coupon.

60-in workbench

I've checked it out in person and it's well built for the price. If I had space and money, I'd retire my old workbench and get this one to replace it.

Put some pegboard on the wall behind your bench and you're good to go.
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My bench isn't set against a wall. It will have to have support from the table.
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I was thinking that too. You and I probably sit to work. He probably likes to stand up and walk around while working.

When are you planning to build the bench? I'd like to know how much you end up paying for it. The Sears one is very tempting at $200 with $25 $25 cashback but I don't know what'll happen if I mount a vise on it. And I don't know how to find and mount a panel to hang tools.
I'm not sure, hopefully soon. I'll come back to this thread when I do and post the details.
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Seconded. The workbench below is a steal for the price, especially when paired with a 20% off coupon.

60-in workbench

I've checked it out in person and it's well built for the price. If I had space and money, I'd retire my old workbench and get this one to replace it.

Put some pegboard on the wall behind your bench and you're good to go.
Nice bench, I like the spot for the vise. What are the 4 sticks on the bench for? Good contender except for the shelf below and may be the height.
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Nice bench, I like the spot for the vise. What are the 4 sticks on the bench for? Good contender except for the shelf below and may be the height.
This bench is more geared towards woodworking. The sticks are removable and they are called bench dogs.

The bench top has several holes drilled in the top, probably 8-10 sets of holes. Two bench dogs go in the holes on the table, and two go in the wood vise built into the right side of the table. This basically makes a large adjustable vise, that you can use to hold a workpiece with for sanding, routing, gluing, whatever.

I can see how the shelf below might be a deal-breaker. For the height, I would just extend the legs with some wood blocks, stem casters, workbench casters, etc as needed if you just need one particular height. If you need adjustment, then this bench might be more trouble than it's worth if your adjustment needs are beyond an inch or two.

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