Top 10 Best Portable Folding Workbenches in 2018 Reviews
Workshops need folding workbenches just as much as hospitals need beds. Woodworking professionals are in luck since most folding workbenches nowadays are multi functional. These versatile tools can be used for various jobs such as a flat working area for clamping, assembly, drilling, and cutting or simply as a tool stand. Since workbenches are long term tools, we compiled a list of the best workbenches on the market to help you select one which will meet all your needs. Here it is:
10. WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table – WX051
For starters, the Worx WX051 is a lightweight, foldable and compact portable work table that has a lot going for it in terms of features. The versatile work table features several clamps that are handy for securing different types of materials and shapes. Despite the table top having a large working surface area, it only measures 5-inches when folded for better storage and transportation. With the legs locked, the Worx WX051 can support class leading weights of up to 1,000lbs.
9. Keter Folding Compact Workbench
Like the Worx, the Keter is a lightweight and compact workbench that can be folded for better storage and portability. When completely opened, the Keter provides a large working surface area that allows the user to place all types of materials on the table. The workbench is made of heavy duty plastic that can support weights of up to 700lbs and is both easy to clean and rust proof. What’s more, the adjustable 12-inch clamps hold the materials securely on the table for cutting or for any other job.
8. Black & Decker WM1000 Workmate
The Black & Decker WM1000 is the ultimate work bench on the market. This portable work table has a robust steel frame that easily supports weights of up to 550lbs. The large work surface afforded to the WM1000 is made from tough bamboo plates to handle all types of materials and are both easy to clean and rust proof. When it comes to storage at the end of a day’s work, the work table can be folded with the simple release of a handle to collapse it to occupy minimum space in storage.
7. Kreg KWS1000 Mobile Project Center
Versatility is king when it comes to worktables, and the Kreg is best in class in this regard. The portable work table provides a platform for assembly, clamping, drilling, cutting, etc. you name it. This is made possible by the large working surface area, the highly adjustable clamps and the four bench dogs that are included. The KWS1000 also features built-in storage trays to store working tools within easy reach.
6. HICO UWIS02 Multi-Function Portable Folding Work Table
The Hico is a 2-in-1 folding work table with scaffold mode and workbench mode. Workbench mode is made possible with drill holes, steel plate, saw slot, tool tray and a work surface that can support weights of 330lbs. Scaffold mode can support weights of up to 650lbs thanks to the robust aluminum legs and the anti-slip step board. The adjustable aluminum legs can be attuned to heights of 56cm and 80cm depending on the height of the user.
5. WorkBox Multifunctional Portable Toolbox & Workstand
Like the Hico, this WorkBox is a multifunctional work stand. It features a portable tool box that transforms into a full-sized work table in mere seconds. Once in work table mode, the WorkBox can support weights of up to 350lbs thanks to the high strength powder coated steel. When it comes to accessories, the WorkBox comes equipped with a straight edge and ruler, a built-in vise, four bench dogs with 15 bench dog holes and magnetic holders to secure steel parts in place.
4. Performance Tool W54025 Portable Workbench
The W54025 is a handy workbench that supports weights of up to 200lbs and can handle all assembly jobs, cutting jobs, drilling jobs, etc. This workbench comes ready made with a grid, a protractor and a ruler for added convenience. Assembly is a little time consuming but is pretty straightforward for all DIYs and professionals. What’s more, you can use ¼” lock washers in most locations to enhance the stability of the workbench. Once assembled, the W54025 is fairly light and compact.
3. Blemished QuikBENCH Portable Worktable
The Blemished QuikBench is a class leader when it comes to supporting heavy weights. This worktable can support weights of up to 300lbs, and when converted to a sawhorse, it can support loads of up to 2,000lbs thanks to the QuikBenches technology. The Blemished super easy to set up and once set up, it is lightweight but super sturdy thanks to the high strength aluminum legs
2. Black & Decker WM125 Workmate
The 350lbs capacity Black & Decker WM125 is the ideal tool for professionals and DIYs. For its build, the WM125 features a high strength steel frame and durable wooden vise jaws. At only 17.8 pounds, it is lightweight, and its ability to fold completely flat makes it ideal for storage and transportation. The table top features a non-skid material coupled with adjustable swivel pegs to hold tools in place and prevent accidental slides.
1. Goplus Portable Work Bench
Justly at first place is the GoPlus portable work table. It is compact, lightweight, pocket-friendly, folds completely flat and has all the bells and whistles you could need on a work bench. The GoPlus can support a maximum weight capacity of 220lbs. A heavy object can be secured in place by the adjustable swivel pegs that clamp objects in place while the non-skid tabletop surface also prevents objects from sliding. All in all, this GoPlus is a suitable tool for all professionals and DIYs.
As seen above, all these folding workbenches operate on the same principles. And since the difference between them is minimal, we had to test them vigorously to come up with a winner. However, whichever one you pick from this list, you are guaranteed to get the best portable working bench on the market so happy shopping and all the best.