Calantha Garage Workbench October 13th, 2017 - 19:28:59
If you want something a little fancier and dont have the time required to put together a garage workbench with shelving or drawers you can by a light industrial garage work bench for less than $100. An industrial garage workbench is usually constructed with a steel frame and laminated wood bench top. Different models of this type of garage workbench will have drawers or cabinets or even a pegboard back on which you can hang your tools.
The drawback is once damaged it may be expensive to replace. Manufactured work surfaces like MDF or particleboard is the preferred surface for industry. They are warp and splinter proof and are highly resistant to oil and moisture. They are also less expensive than hardwood and can be easily replaced if damaged. Plastic worktops provide strength chemical resistance and are non-conductive. Plastic is great for electronics assembly circuit board repair or any application that may be prone to spills. However plastic may be too slippery for woodworking and favor applications like ceramics work pottery or anything that requires moisture or chemical resistance.
Worktop surfaces come in many material and designs. Depending on the intended use one material may be more suitable than another. Common materials are steel wood solid plastic plastic laminate and others. Steel worktops are typical for heavy duty use. They will not become oil soaked or crack and are extremely tough. Mechanics and small engine repair shops favor this material as well as welders who might damage other work top surfaces. Disadvantages are scratching or denting if they are hit sufficiently hard. Wood tops can be made of solid hardwood like maple or made of plywood MDF or other manufactured wood material. Hardwood worktops resist damage by sharp tools and hard blows and is ideal for tool and die work electrical wiring fabric cutting and is favored by woodworkers.
If you are someone who does a lot of large project carpentry or works on your cars parts at your garage workbench you might be better served with a heavier industrial garage workbench made of heavier steel and with a steel bench top. These workbenches are also available with storage drawers. Any garage workbench you build or by should be large enough and sturdy enough to support the weight of a vise. Youll be using your garage workbench as the cornerstone of your workshop so make sure that it is as durable a workbench as you can afford. And whatever you do dont be concerned about you garage workbench getting banged up. Dents scrapes and scratches are all in a good days work when it comes to hour latest DYI project.