Do you have a preferred workbench or equipment height? I’ve been measuring some equipment, and the numbers are all over the place.
Personally, I’m 5′ 9″ and prefer a 38″ height as the default. That allows me to tackle semi-precision work, while still being able to crank down on something tough.
The SawStop Jobsite table saw I’ve been testing has a 36″ table height. Their larger saws are shorter. Their professional table saw, for instance, has a 34″ table height.
The reason I’ve been looking into this is because I’m embarking on a squareish mobile workbench build, and it would be great if I could match the height to my new Woodpeckers router table, jobsite table saws that I always seem to be testing, and other such equipment. That way I could have a mobile outfeed table.
When looking into Sortimo WorkMo mobile workcenter tool storage boxes, I saw mention of 750mm being ideal for harder work, and 1000mm being better for precision work. That’s 29.5″ and 39.4″, respectively.
Kitchen counters are typically 36″ tall. But they’re also designed for everyone in a family to use equally.
If you’ve developed any preferences over the years, let’s hear it! Or if you just rolled with what you built or bought, do you like your setup?
If you mention measurements, telling us your height would be beneficial.