Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The workbench is not just a work table. It is a versatile tool that can help a specialist in any task. But it is very important to choose the right desktop so that it is really practical and useful, but at the same time it does not cost too much.
Therefore, we have compiled a rating of the 10 best workbenches that will help both generalists and carpenters and locksmiths.
- How to choose a workbench
- Rating of the best workbenches
- The best versatile workbenches
- Black&Decker WM825
- Bosch PWB 600 0603B05200
- Bison Master (38726)
- Best joinery workbenches
- Wolfcraft Master 600
- Ryobi RWB03 5133001780
- Keter Folding Work Table 17199331
- SVD 'Professional' with a curbstone 'Prestige'
- The best locksmith workbenches
- Expert W120.WS1 / WS6
- Verstakoff Proffi-e 218
- Workbench RL-01.05
How to choose a workbench
When choosing a workbench, first of all, you should decide what kind of materials you plan to process on it. If there is wood and blanks from it, then buying a joiner will be a good decision; if metal – locksmith; if both are universal. The types of desktops differ not only in names, but also in design. For example, a carpenter may have small cracks in the body, which, in principle, do not affect functionality and practicality – but are easily clogged with metal chips when processing the corresponding workpieces.
An important parameter that you should pay attention to is the material of the countertop coating. Linoleum sheathing is a good solution for working with small details. Metallic coating of steel sheets – for processing metal workpieces. Polypropylene, due to its resistance to aggressive chemicals, is suitable for surfaces on which it is planned to work with solvents, paint products, etc.
But the depth, width of the workbench and the number of cabinets for storing tools are purely subjective characteristics and depend on the nature of the work that is planned to be performed behind this 'piece of furniture'.
Rating of the best workbenches
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best versatile workbenches||1||Black&Decker WM825||RUB 7,590|
|2||Bosch PWB 600 0603B05200||RUB 10,509|
|3||Bison Master (38726)||RUB 2,156|
|Best joinery workbenches||1||Wolfcraft Master 600||10 182 rub.|
|2||Ryobi RWB03 5133001780||RUB 6,880|
|3||Keter Folding Work Table 17199331||RUB 9,995|
|4||SVD 'Professional' with a curbstone 'Prestige'||RUB 51,900|
|The best locksmith workbenches||1||Expert W120.WS1 / WS6||RUB 46 145|
|2||Verstakoff Proffi-e 218||RUB 18,329|
|3||Workbench RL-01.05||16 400 rub.|
The best versatile workbenches
Why him: Convenient clamping system, adjustable height.
The main advantage of this workbench is its high ergonomics. Thanks to the system of synchronization of mechanical elements, the workpiece can be clamped in a vice with one hand, regardless of its size. The clamp can be either horizontal or vertical. This makes it easier to work with long parts – for example, even door leaves.
Another nice feature is the adjustable height. Depending on the user's wishes, it can be 62 or 80 centimeters. The vice is made of bamboo – a material that is resistant to vertical and horizontal impacts, but at the same time does not damage the installed workpiece, regardless of the intensity of compression.
The table top, equipped with a millimeter scale for convenience, can withstand a maximum load of 250 kilograms. Its length is 74 centimeters, and its width with an open vice is 54 centimeters.
- Vertical and horizontal vise;
- Millimeter scale;
- Adjustable height.
- No perforated tool rack;
- Small width;
- All parts are made of stamped cast steel.
Bosch PWB 600 0603B05200
Why it is: Foldable design, high reliability.
The foldable design makes this workbench truly mobile. It can be easily transported from the workshop to the work site and back. At the same time, thanks to the modern materials used, the mass is only about 13 kilograms.
The worktop, normally 680 millimeters long and of a similar width, is made in a sliding structure. Therefore, it can also be used as a vice – to clamp the workpieces. The table top is made of wood and can withstand a load of up to 200 kilograms. The vice is distinguished by an excellent degree of clamping and reliably fixes even rounded workpieces. The clamping edges are additionally covered with metal, which increases the reliability of fixing the parts.
In this case, the height of the tabletop is not adjustable and is 83 centimeters.
- Foldable design;
- Reliable vice;
- Lightweight and durable.
- Small difference in height between the elements of the table top (less than 0.5 mm);
- The length of the legs is not adjustable, it is installed only on a flat floor;
- Comparatively small opening width of the vice.
Bison Master (38726)
Why him: Low price.
This is the cheapest workbench in its segment. At the same time, it is carried out in a folding structure, which makes it easy to store and transport. The sliding tabletop can easily be used as a vice, and the holes in it are suitable for clamping parts and workpieces of various shapes.
The table leaves have an inclined configuration and can be raised at an angle of 45 or 90 degrees. Thanks to this, the device is suitable for fixing both large sheets (for example doors) and pipes or similar blanks.
The length of the table top is 605 mm. Folded width – 240 mm, unfolded – 365 mm. As a result, the vise aperture is 125 mm. The height of the workbench itself is 805 mm, while it is not adjustable. The table top is wooden, withstands loads of up to 150 kilograms.
The workbench is focused on home use and small carpentry workshops.
- Many times cheaper than other models in the rating;
- Foldable design;
- Inclined sashes.
- Low maximum load;
- Relatively narrow;
- There is no tightening synchronization system.
Best joinery workbenches
Wolfcraft Master 600
Why it is: Adjustable height, inclined tabletop, the ability to increase the area of the tabletop.
The Wolfmaster Master 600 workbench is convenient and reliable. The sophisticated design allows it to be folded for storage or transportation. But the main advantage of the device is a multifunctional tabletop.
In particular, the tabletop supports an angle of up to 65 degrees for convenience. The built-in vice opens up to a width of 43 centimeters. The scope of delivery includes several clamping jaws for fixing various parts. Also, along with the workbench there is an additional plank, with which you can increase the depth of the tabletop.
So, when folded, the tabletop has a depth (width) of 520 millimeters. But with the use of an additional board, you can increase it by 300 millimeters – it is installed in the opening for the vice. And the maximum height of the workbench itself is 95 centimeters, and it supports regulation. The maximum load on the tabletop is 150 kilograms.
- Adjustable height;
- Reliable, almost monolithic construction;
- Includes a board to increase the width.
- Chips may appear on the surface;
- The surface tends to get dirty;
- There is a semi-oval cut on one of the edges.
Ryobi RWB03 5133001780
Why it is: Low price and metal countertop.
The main advantage of this workbench is its high-strength table top. It is made of aluminum and steel, so it is resistant to any mechanical stress. As a result, it will last for several decades and all this will all retain its operational qualities.
In addition, the table top is made in an inclined configuration, making the workbench comfortable to work both sitting and standing, with almost any details. Both the height and the angle of inclination are adjustable – it can be 25, 50 or 80 degrees.
The table top is 600 millimeters long. Width – 570 mm. Height – 760 mm, partially adjustable. The workbench is made in a folding structure, withstands a maximum of 100 kilograms of load. It features a rich set, which includes four clamps for the built-in vice, and a wrench for assembling and disassembling the device.
- Excellent combination of price and quality;
- High-strength aluminum and steel worktop;
- Rigid, stable construction.
- Inconvenient tilt adjustment, requires a third hand;
- No tightening synchronization;
- Sharp bottom edge, fold and unfold with care.
Keter Folding Work Table 17199331
Why it: Highly load-bearing, fully foldable.
This workbench is fully foldable. With just a few movements, the device turns into an ultra-compact case, easy to transport and carry. Moreover, almost all parts are made of high-strength polypropylene, which is resistant to increased loads.
In particular, the device, thanks to modern materials and additional stops, can withstand a load of up to 317 kilograms! This allows it to be used for heavy workpieces. The tabletop itself is 850 mm long and 550 mm wide. When unfolded, the work table reaches a height of 75.5 centimeters. The height is partially adjustable.
Unlike previous models in the ranking, this device is just a desktop. So, it is not equipped with a vice, and the surface of the tabletop is not inclined.
- Withstands very high loads;
- Folds up and down in seconds;
- Low weight.
- No clamps;
- The table top does not tilt;
- High price.
SVD 'Professional' with a curbstone 'Prestige'
Why it is: Classic carpentry workbench for permanent placement (not mobile).
The most traditional joinery workbench. The huge table top, made of solid beech, pine or birch, with dimensions of 150 × 50 centimeters, creates space for placing and processing workpieces. The built-in cabinet, equipped with six drawers and one hinged door, is suitable for storing all the necessary tools, semi-finished products and other 'useful little things'.
The solid, robust construction makes this workbench resistant to any stress. It can easily withstand placing a 500 kg part on it, even if it is not in the center of the tabletop. The 'furniture' itself weighs 96 kg, which makes it stable even when placed on uneven floors.
Of course, the device is equipped with two built-in vices for clamping workpieces. They also run in the classic configuration. The pad travel is 80 and 160 mm.
- Withstands high loads;
- There are compartments for storing tools;
- Built-in vise in the amount of two, which does not change the geometry of the workspace.
- High cost.
The best locksmith workbenches
Expert W120.WS1 / WS6
Why is he: Equipped with everything necessary to organize a workplace.
The scope of delivery of this locksmith workbench includes everything you need to organize your workspace. Thus, it is equipped with a high-quality wooden tabletop, which has a width of 120 centimeters and a depth of 70 centimeters (height – 87 cm); one pedestal with a swing door; one cabinet with six drawers for storing tools; two perforated screens for placement of hooks and shelves; as well as a lighting kit.
All functional elements of the workbench, except for the table top, are made of stainless steel. This increases the reliability of the device. So, it can withstand loads of up to 1500 kilograms! The curbstones are closed with keys that come with the kit, which significantly increases the safety of storing tools and necessary semi-finished products.
But a vice or other clamping devices are not included in the delivery set. This model is just a workplace, and nothing more.
- Convenient organization of the workplace;
- Robust, reliable construction;
- Withstands high loads.
- No vise included;
- Supplied unassembled;
- Heavy, massive, requires an even floor.
Verstakoff Proffi-e 218
Why it is: Very wide, sturdy tabletop.
The main advantage of this workbench is one of the longest tabletop lengths in the rating. It is 1.8 m. Thanks to this, the workbench is suitable for processing both large-sized workpieces and for simultaneous work with several small objects.
The table top is also distinguished by its increased reliability. It is made of high-strength plywood, which is complemented by a galvanized metal coating. Thanks to this, the tabletop is durable and can withstand a maximum load of 200 kg. Its width is 500 millimeters, and it is located at a height of 870 millimeters.
The workbench is complemented by two pedestals. One of them is made with a hinged door that can be locked with a key, behind which three shelves are hidden. The second is equipped with five drawers, and the top one is also locked with a key. There is also additional storage space under the table top. A perforated screen is also available.
- Long table top;
- Relatively compact configuration;
- Convenient design.
- Relatively small maximum load;
- There is no built-in lighting system.
Why him: Low price, good organization of space.
Due to its low price, which is less than the rest of the workbenches in the ranking, this 'furniture' is suitable for small carpentry shops and home professionals. However, it offers a solid worktop and excellent space organization.
The table top is 190 centimeters long and 685 centimeters wide, made of MDF, additionally covered with galvanized steel. The metal sheet is 1.5 mm thick, which allows you to process a wide variety of materials on the workbench without the risk of damaging the worktop. According to information from the manufacturer, it can easily withstand a load of up to 500 kilograms.
The workbench is equipped with two pedestals. One – with a hinged, lockable door, behind which there are three shelves. The second has five drawers. There is an additional wall shelf under the worktop. But there is no screen and built-in vice.
- Low price;
- High strength;
- Maximum length.
- No screen;
- No backlight;
- Requires assembly.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.