Making a workbench with your own hands is not difficult. You can use an ordinary old table, here is such a frame made of pipes with a metal table top left after repair. In general, every owner of the house has such an old table in the garage, usually literally littered with tools that should be at hand. The simplest option for arranging the work area of a home master without any additional devices and costs.
In this case, the owner of the house went much further, equipping a convenient metal workbench in the garage with all the necessary devices – a vice, a grinder, storage places for tools, a stand for working with wood. Reliable welded frame and metal table top will serve its owner for a very long time.
Purchased workbenches can be foldable. A simple and convenient design will allow you to actively use such a work table, hiding it when the workbench is not needed. Note that workbenches are usually divided into three types: carpentry, locksmith and carpentry. In this case, a joiner’s workbench is presented, which is intended for working with wood. The classic joinery workbench has a hardwood lid with holes and is additionally equipped with lumber holders. There is also a rectangular cutout in the back to accommodate the back vise, box.
The pedestal is usually made of pine, a softer wood, because the load on it is lower. Note that a classic workbench designed for one master is 70–80 cm wide, 80–90 cm high and 120–150 cm long.
A locksmith’s workbench, in contrast to a carpentry workbench, is intended for working with metal products. For him, a reliable stable frame, the presence of special locksmith vices, as well as a solid tabletop are important. At the same time, a simple purchased workbench can be portable, but this option is not very suitable for professionals..
Note that the classic design of a workbench with clamps for parts for manual processing often turns out to be of little use if the craftsman uses electrical tools. In general, the more options for fixing workpieces, the better. Modern workbenches simply must have a large number of holes in the table top and fixtures on the sides, where all kinds of clamps (an auxiliary tool for fixing parts) and stops are placed.
The carpenter’s workbench will differ from the carpenter’s in its dimensions. The length of a workbench for a carpenter can be up to six meters, because often you have to work with long boards, handle, for example, doors. If there is no such long working table, you can use such stands for long workpieces. In addition, the carpentry workbench should be equipped with a special stop for the materials being processed, which has a triangular cutout, in which the board is attached using wedges..
Mobile workbenches on wheels are convenient in that they can be moved to any place, they can be used outdoors if a source of electricity is not required for the tools. Conveniently, such a mobile workbench has boxes for storing everything you need, as well as additional mounts for tools that can be hung. It turned out to be a real workshop on wheels.
Quite an expensive option for a purchased stationary workbench for a real master. Lots of storage places, lockable safe boxes, tool rack, vise, reliable metal table top. This is a locksmith workbench that will be a gift for the owner of the house.
Workbenches can be pretty too. It’s even scary to work on such a tabletop, you suddenly get scratched! However, first of all, the desktop should be just functional and convenient, because it will often be used to perform a variety of jobs..