The 7 Best Workbenches of 2019

Complete projects with the right work space

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table at Amazon

“It snaps shut and can be tucked away when not in use.”

Best Budget: Olympia Tools 82-802 Multi-Purpose Workbench at Amazon

“Affordable and filled with functional features.”

Best Portable: Keter Folding Work Table at Home Depot

“Folds up to a compact carrying case with sturdy handles for easy access.”

Best for Garage: Husky Steel Garage Cabinet Set at Home Depot

“Powder-coated steel construction stands up to temps in an uninsulated garage.”

Best Rolling: Seville Classics 12-Drawer Rolling Workbench at Amazon

“A movable workbench that can stand up to big and little jobs."

Best Wall-Mounted: Lifetime Products Wall-Mounted Work Table at Walmart

“Easy to pop open for a convenient workspace.”

Best for Electronics: WorkPro Multi-Purpose Workbench at Walmart

“Heavy on storage for all the delicate and unwieldy pieces like wires.”

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    Best Overall: WORX Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table and Sawhorse

    The fact that this workbench has over 600 positive reviews online speaks for itself, but it takes our number one spot for its versatility, supportive structure, and compact design. It's also one of the most affordable and portable workbenches out there—it can be folded and unfolded when needed for quick projects or jobs at other work sites.

    The Pegasus Multi-Function Work Table is loaded with other great features, too. It quickly converts from a sawhorse that can take up to 1,000 pounds of weight to a worktable that can hold a hefty 300 pounds. The legs lock so that the tabletop won’t sway as you saw or build. The Pegasus comes with two quick clamps and four clamp dogs that are mounted onto the 725 square inch tabletop. It snaps shut to a slim 5 inches in depth and 32 inches in height. The plastic stand is reinforced with aluminum for a sturdy structure.

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    Best Budget: Olympia Tools 82-802 Multi-Purpose Workbench

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    Courtesy of Home Depot.

    A well-built workbench provides a secure, wide workspace that can withstand heavy-duty tools and labor. The Olympia Tools multi-purpose workbench is affordable and filled with functional features that make it well worth the month. A built-in three-outlet grounded power strip and 13-watt fluorescent cabinet light allow for quick work with power tools day or night. The pegboard that runs behind the tabletop and two ball-bearing sliding drawers allow you to easily organize and access tools. It is built of heavy duty steel with an enamel coating. A strong bottom shelf can hold heavy power tools, unwieldy saws, and kits. The slim but sturdy design is ideal for clamps and vices to be attached on either side without difficulty or getting tangled up in electrical cords snaking from the work surface.

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    Best Portable: Keter Folding Work Table

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    Courtesy of Home Depot.

    A portable workbench should be lightweight enough to move from place to place easily while also sturdy enough to handle heavy duty use wherever it may land. This adjustable workbench folds up to a compact carrying case with sturdy handles for easy access in the garage for weekend hobbyists or as a travel workbench for professionals.

    The polypropylene resin construction is surprisingly strong. It can be used for multiple activities, from a sawhorse to a tall tabletop that can hold up to 1,000 pounds. Another bonus? It unfolds to 21" x 33" x 29" in under 30 seconds. Reviewers consistently give this workbench high marks and say that it's durable, versatile, and can withstand heavy duty. It's packed with extra features too. There are two 12-inch adjustable holding clamps, aluminum legs for adjustable height options, and a small shelf to hold tools or kits.

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    Best for Garage: Husky Steel Garage Cabinet Set

    Husky Steel Garage Cabinet Set

    Courtesy of Home Depot

    The powder-coated steel construction stands up to harsh temperatures in an uninsulated garage or basement. The Husky Steel Garage Cabinet Set maintained its aesthetic integrity and looks sharp after heavy use years after the initial purchase, according to reviewers. The unit comes with a two-door cabinet with a drawer and a door cabinet with adjustable shelves so you can organize multiple tools in various sizes. Pegboards attached to the inside of the two-door base offer additional storage and easy access to often-used tools. Each drawer and door has a magnetic closure so doors don’t swing open inconveniently while the bench is in use. The adjustable feet can be swapped out for rolling casters to make the relatively lightweight workbench easy to move in a large area. Additionally, the sprawling 6-foot workbench has a dense wooden worktop. Users found the lifetime warranty to be a major selling point for this workbench too.

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    Best Rolling: Seville Classics UltraHD 12-Drawer Rolling Workbench

    Sleek, sturdy, and well-engineered, Seville Classics has created a movable workbench that can stand up to big and little jobs. The heavy duty all steel frame makes it a solid workbench that adds a glimmer of style to any garage or workshop. It is versatile in its function and stocked with secure storage and a heavy-duty worktop. A stainless-steel door with a firm lock is flanked by 12 drawers, four large and eight small, with rubber-padded liners. The drawers slide open for easy access to tools and are wide and deep enough to easily keep large and small tools organized. The tough 5-inch heavy duty wheels make moving the hefty work station an easy endeavor for one person over a smooth surface. The thick worktop can take a beating and maintain its level surface. It falls in the mid-price range for workbenches while topping reviewer’s lists for versatility, durability, and attractive appearance.

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    Best Wall-Mounted: Lifetime Products Wall-Mounted Work Table

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    Courtesy of Home Depot.

    Tidy and tight in its construction, the Lifetime Products wall-mounted folding work table is a space saver for weekend warriors. The compact design includes a solid work surface to complete a bevy of home improvement or on-site repair jobs. The durable pegboards fit snugly in the cabinet behind the wooden tabletop and hold a plethora of commonly used tools for easy access. The control spring that keeps it securely closed makes it easy to pop open for a convenient workspace that can handle up to 200 pounds of a heavy-duty project. It comes with a 5-year limited warranty. The Lifetime work table is easy to assemble, unfold, and push back into place in tight areas such as one-car garages, gardens, and indoor craft areas. The Lifetime wall-mounted work table is a favorite for those who want a sturdy workspace for small spaces. It adjusts to 34-42 inches for easy placement in the workshop.

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    Best for Electronics: WorkPro Multi-Purpose Workbench with Work Light

    WorkPro Multi-Purpose Workbench with Work Light

    Courtesy of Walmart

    A good workbench for electronics is heavy on storage for all the delicate and unwieldy pieces that come with creating and repairing electronic fixtures, appliances, and items. The WorkPro Multi-Purpose workbench is stocked with amenities such as lined drawers and a light over the tabletop workspace as well as shelving to hold the myriad pieces that tend to clutter an electronics-oriented workbench. A wood worktop is a must for a truly great workbench for electronics and WorkPro has firmly attached a thick wood base to the steel frame for an expansive workbench tabletop. This is a well-stocked basic workbench for electronic repair aficionados.

Our Process

Our writers spent 15 hours researching the most popular workbenches on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 12 different workbenches overall, screened options from 10 different brands and manufacturers, read over 35 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 6 of the workbenches themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.