Five of the Best Workbenches Available Now [2018 Version]

We have been paying close attention to the best workbenches on the market for years now. Recently, we dialed in our research in order to identify the five most distinguished benches that are currently for sale.

Best Workbenches

In our research, we found that the Swivel 12-drawer sixty-inch workbench was the best overall option due to its sturdy design and user-friendly features. For the shopper looking to save money and still get a high-quality bench, we found the HomCom workbench to be the best option.

The other three benches on this list are just all-around great options, each designed to suit the needs of different types of users. 

5 Best Workbenches - Reviews

1. Swivel 12-Drawer 60-Inch Rolling Workbench

Swivel 12-Drawer 60-Inch Rolling Workbench

The first workbench that we will be looking at is sturdy, massive, and jam-packed with storage potential—forthese reasons, and more, we have selected it as our top choice for the best workbench on this list. It’s definitely a deluxe unit with a price to match, but for those who don’t mind spending the money, the Swivel is a great buying opportunity. Let’s take a closer look.

Low-Resistance Drawers

The drawers on this unit do not feature any bearings or slides that are subject to wearing out over time. This feature works in its favor two-fold. First, it makes the workbench a lot less vulnerable to wear and tear by eliminating a point of vulnerability. It makes sense, right? Bearings and slides eventually wear out, and when they do it has a negative effect on the way whatever they were mounted to used to function. The fact that this bench does not have them extends both the life of the drawers, and of the piece of equipment as a whole.

It also makes opening and shutting these drawers a breeze. It might seem like a relatively mild point in these drawers’ favor, but it’s actually a really important feature—with the way these drawers are designed, you should never have any trouble opening or closing them with one hand, which will save you a lot of frustration if you are trying to get things done while carrying heavy equipment.

Well-Built

Quality does not come cheap, and that is certainly true of this workbench—the build of this unit is what you are ultimately paying for. The entire body of this unit is of fully welded- all-steel construction to ensure that this workbench is as durable as possible.

Pieces of equipment like this are going to endure a lot of wear and tear, so quality construction is a must if you want something that is going to last—and that is exactly what you are getting here.

The Swivel is over six hundred pounds of steel spread out over a large frame that will give you plenty of well-constructed space to work on—truly, there isn’t much more you can want out of a workbench.

It’s Massive

Now, if you don’t have a lot of space in your shop or garage, a massive workbench is not necessarily a good thing—in fact, the size of this piece of equipment may very well eliminate it as a buying option for you.

However, if space is not an issue, you are going to love the ample space that the table top provides you to work on, as well as the more than ample storage offered by the twelve heavy-duty drawers featured on this unit.
What’s the downside to all of this? These great features don’t come cheap. This is high-end quality, and unfortunately, it comes with a high-end price tag as well. The cost of this workbench may eliminate it as a buying opportunity for many shoppers. 

What we liked

  • Well-built
  • Great drawers
  • Tons of storage

What we didn't like

  • Expensive

2. HomCom Tool Cabinet

HomCom Tool Cabinet

On the opposite end of the price spectrum is the HomCom—a budget-friendly option that will still provide potential users with a sturdy frame and a decent amount of storage and work space.
The HomCom isn’t nearly as large as the last unit that we looked at, but it is well-made and very affordable, which is why we have made it our top pick for people who are looking for a budget-friendly workbench.

Back Wall

While you aren’t getting nearly as much storage with this unit as you would get with the last one that we looked at, the HomCom supplements its draw space by including a back wall that you can use to hang tools and other necessary pieces of equipment.

It also includes five large and two smaller drawers, so you aren’t exactly hurting for storage options with this tool cabinet.

Lock and Key

The HomCom is fully lockable, which is a great thing for a few reasons. For one, you certainly want to keep your tools and equipment safe, and the ability to lock all seven drawers will certainly help to accomplish that.
Besides protecting you from theft, however, the ability to lock your workbench will also help to keep your family safe. If you have children in your house, you probably agree that having them share a space with power tools can be a little bit unnerving—the lock and key will help take some of this stress out of the situation.

Solid Steel

Don’t let the price tag fool you, you’re still getting a very soundly built piece of equipment with this tool. I’ll mention once again that a sturdy frame can really make or break the quality of a workbench—the fact that this tool is both affordable and made of solid steel is exactly what makes it such a great bargain opportunity. You don’t need to break your bank to get a workbench that is made to last.

One thing you might notice on this bench is that the table is somewhat low, which means you may have to stoop a little bit to use it. This can make long hours spent tinkering a little bit uncomfortable. 

What we liked

  • Secure
  • Back wall storage
  • Solid steel

What we didn't like

  • Work table alittle low

3. Multipurpose Workbench

Multipurpose Workbench

This next unit is attractive, affordable, and it benefits from a few unique features that most potential buyers are sure to appreciate. Let’s take a closer look to see how it suits your needs.

Lights

Though not a necessary feature, the lights that come attached to this unit are a really nice,user-friendly perk. Shops are not necessarily known for their lighting, so a bit of extra brightness can go a long way towards enhancing the quality of your work. There is no wiring required either—to utilize the lights, you only need to plug them into a wall outlet.

Comfortable Height

The height of this piece of equipment has been optimized to ensure that the work table is at the ideal level when you are sitting or standing. The benefits of this feature are pretty self-explanatory. The longer you work, the more strain it is ultimately going to end up putting on your back and neck—it’s nice that this workbench is designed to offset that discomfort.

The Fixins

Despite this unit falling on the lower end of the price spectrum, it still includes everything that you would expect to find on a workbench. Like the last workbench that we looked at, this unit also features a pegboard that will provide you with additional storage that you can use to hang anything from hammers to power tools.

This workbench also features two drawers built into its all-steel frame that you will be able to keep tools and other supplies in. A few extra drawers would be nice, but two is still better than nothing, and many shoppers will find that they are willing to give up a few drawers to get a workbench for as great a deal as we are seeing with this unit.

What we liked

  • Lights
  • Comfortable height
  • Pegboard

What we didn't like

  • Could benefit from additional storage

4. Windsor Designs Workbench

Windsor Designs Workbench

The second to last bench that we will be looking at is fairly basic, but in the best possible way—it is big, sturdy, and affordable, which should make it a great buying option for many shoppers. Let’s take a closer look.

Easy to Assemble

While many of the steel workbenches that we have looked at so far on this list come mostly assembled already (with the exception of attachable pegboard) this particular unit is going to require a little bit of handiwork before it is usable. Granted, if you are reading this you probably don’t have much of a problem with handiwork, but it can still be a bit of a drag to have to assemble something when all you want to do is try it out.

Fortunately, assembly with the Windsor is easy and straightforward, so if you read the instructions you should have your workbench up in no time.

Solid

Obviously, the fact that this is a wooden bench is going to mean that it functions a little bit differently than the steel alternatives that we have seen on this list. Wood can be something of a risk because quality can vary pretty significantly, but the good news is that you are getting really high-quality materials with this unit.

The top table and the bottom shelf are each capable of holding up to two hundred pounds of weight, which means that they shouldn’t have any trouble sustaining whatever tools and work pieces you are using.
The drawers are able to hold up to twenty-five pounds, which is still pretty good, though it may limit what you are able to put in them.

It is,however, worth mentioning that some users have found that this workbench struggles a little bit in hot or humid conditions. Since this is a wooden bench, it may swell or shrink depending on the weather conditions which can have an impact on the condition of the bench itself.

Spacious

Finally, you are getting plenty of room to work with this bench—the table is five feet long, which should give you enough room to work on a wide variety of projects.

What we liked

  • Spacious
  • Solid
  • Easy to assemble

What we didn't like

  • Wood is vulnerable to certain weather conditions

5. Seville Classics Stainless Steel Workbench

Seville Classics Stainless Steel Workbench

The last workbench that we will be looking at features a solid stainless-steelframe that will serve as a sturdy surface to work from. Let’s one last time take a look at the features to see how they stack up with your needs.

Lights

As you have probably noticed, most of the workbenches that we have looked at do not feature built in lights. It’s a real shame as they are quite a handy feature to have, but nevertheless you are getting them with this unit which is a big plus.

Corrosion-Free

This product is built to last—the solid steel frame has been coated with a finish that is designed to prevent rust and corrosion, ensuring that you will be able to enjoy your workbench for many years to come.
Pegboard

Unfortunately, this unit does not have a lot of storage, so the pegboard really comes in handy here. There are plenty of hooks that you can use to hang tools of various sizes, which is going to offset the fact that this bench comes with only one drawer.

What we liked

  • Lights
  • Anti-corrosion coating
  • Pegboard

What we didn't like

  • Only one shelf

Conclusion:

Which of these awesome workbenches is right for you? It’s going to depend on your needs and your situation. Do you want as much space as you can get? Is quality king? Is price no object? In this case, you might want to seriously consider investing in the Swivel

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more compact unit, or even simply a more affordable option, the HomCom, or really any of the other workbenches that we looked at may be more up your alley. 

Just remember that for many people the workbench is at the center of their shop—take your time, and pick a piece of equipment that you love. 

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