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How Do I Choose the Best Workshop Table?

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  • Written By: Lori Kilchermann
  • Edited By: Lauren Fritsky
  • Last Modified Date: 18 September 2018
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When attempting to choose the best workshop table, you might want to select a table that not only offers plenty of room for all of your tools, but that also has the strength to withstand hammering, pounding and the weight of large projects. The best workshop table also has room for several electrical outlets so that you can have a place to plug in power tools and battery chargers. You will also want to find a table that is the correct height to allow you to work on projects at a comfortable level as well as to reach the back of the workshop table.

The best table will allow you to perform a myriad of tasks on it without offering any unforeseen problems. Strength is typically one of the greatest qualifications for any workshop table. The legs and table top must be strong enough to provide ample resistance to frequent use and heavy projects. Bolt-together components commonly offer more ultimate strength than nail-fastened components on a workbench or table.

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Depending on your intended use of the workshop table, you may want to choose one made of entirely wood construction, as a wood table is often stronger than a light metal table. Wood legs will typically not bend and bow like light metal legs have a tendency to do. Also, a wooden table top is easy to resurface, making the wood virtually ageless when it comes to durability. For the very experienced workshop owner, a wooden table with steel reinforcing to support a large vice is often the best choice in a workbench or table. The steel provides ample reinforcement to allow extreme pressure to be placed upon objects in the vice.

You might want to compare warranties, weight ratings and recommended uses on any workshop table package that you consider if you wish to choose the best of the lot. You may find that a superior warranty is worth as much as a slight weight rating advantage, making one a better choice than the other. You will be the ultimate judge of which table and which features are most suited to you and your workshop, so your choice in tables will be a direct reflection of the amount of research and investigation that you put into the project. It is a good idea to take careful measurements of the area that the table is going to be placed in to make certain that it will fit once you have made your decision.

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