Choosing a workbench

6th of July, 2011 Bookmark and Share
If a bad workman blames his tools, then equally we all know the right tools are important. But while we might spend hours in the DIY shop choosing a drill or a set of hammers, sometimes it is easy to ignore the obvious. A good workbench is the best starting point, and storage solution, for all your tools. It needs to be durable and reliable, and the right size for the kind of work you will be doing. Finding a good quality workbench is easy – choosing the right one for you takes a little bit more thought. You can find a workbench at a very reasonable price, but be sure to find one that is heavy duty enough for your needs if you do a lot of DIY. On the other hand, a more budget choice of workbench might be better if you are just starting out. You might not need to spend more than £50 on something which will last for years.
Look for features like an adjustable lower shelf. This is useful as you might want to store different tools there in time, and it is always a good idea to have a flexible workbench as you perform different tasks on it over time. Even beginners will eventually become more ambitious! Think about the surface of your workbench, too. Something like a wipe-clean melamine or tough chipboard will be both strong enough and practical enough to use day in, day out. It’s an advantage for all enthusiasts if you can assemble your new workbench quickly, too. “With our award-winning workbenches at Bernard Bins, you can assemble them in minutes with nothing more than a rubber mallet,” said Spokesman of Bernards Bins Bernard Jones. “You will find something to suit every budget and all needs, with quality guaranteed in every single one.”
If you are going to be sitting down while working, Bernards Bins has a workbench with a half shelf at the bottom, giving you space to sit and work at the same time. If your work requires something a little bit tougher, consider investing in a heavy duty workbench. You can also buy metal feet to fix it to the floor if necessary. Consider buying extra shelves which you can add – or remove – as you need to. This is a good option if you need to keep nuts and bolts or particular tools handy for a job. If you need to store a lot of other items, consider buying some shelves at the same time as your workbench. It is a good way to take advantage of some great deals, and it means you won’t be held back in your DIY because of a lack of storage solutions. Above all, keep your workspace organised and tidy at all times. This will make your work more efficient, but it’s also important to prevent the risk of accidents. Don’t cut corners, and be patient. This is especially important for those who are still learning. You can’t blame your tools when things go wrong!
Glenn Benson
Bernard Jones