When I began woodworking two decades ago, I had no workbench. I used the table saw out-feed table to work on. I built and assembled on it. I finished on it. I climbed on it to work on moldings on high chests.
When I received my first bench – it was given to me by a former in-law – I thought it was wonderful. Even though it was still used as my out-feed table, and I did all the same processes on it, it was great to have a vice. (You don’t know you need it until you have it.)
In the 20+ years since then, I’ve aged a bit. Don’t laugh. You have, too. When I work at a workbench these days, I notice it a whole lot more when I am constantly bending over to work; sometimes you need to be on top of the work, other times you don’t.
It was last year or the year prior that I found myself working on a bench that was perfect for power tools, great when using hand tools and even better when carving or working on inlay. One workbench to fit all occasions. It was truly uplifting. It was an Adjust-A-Bench.
If you’re in the market for a workbench, and you’re not looking for a too-low, mammoth-top slab to haul around, check out an Adjust-A-Bench.