Kreg has recently come out with their Mobile Project Center, a new folding work table.
The Kreg Mobile Project Center features a heavy gauge steel A-frame base, and a large top with an integrated Kreg Clamp Trak and dog holes. It’s designed to work with several different Kreg tools and accessories, but it’s still very functional by itself even if you don’t already own any Kreg products.
Two reinforced polypropylene tables flip up independently and lock with the Kreg Clamp Trak in the middle to give you a 27.75″ x 31.5″ work surface. When the project center is in sawhorse mode, with both tables folded down, the Clamp Trak is still usable.
The Mobile Project center can support up to 350lbs. and there’s a bottom shelf that can hold up to 25lbs.
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The Mobile Project Center has keyhole slots on the side, for using the track clamps vertically like a vise. They can hold a workpiece against the side of the project center, or can be used with Kreg bench dogs for low-profile clamping.
Kreg wood project clamps can slide into a T-slot on the underside of one of the tables. This allows you to use them one-handed to position and secure material to the table.
The sides also have slots for support brackets that allow you to span a 2×4 from one Mobile Project Center to another. This gives you the ability to drop in a sheet of 3/4″ plywood on top of the 2×4’s to make a much larger work surface.
When using the Mobile Project Center as a sawhorse, you can attach 2x4s to the Clamp Trak using the included bushings, to protect the clamp track from damage.
The support brackets also have a an upper slot which brings the spanning 2x4s flush to the sacrificial 2×4. This allows you to fully support a sheet of plywood and not worry about cutting into the Mobile Project Center.
One of the tables has two built-in storage trays on either side to hold small parts and hardware. It also has drill holsters on both sides. On the edge of the table is a lip that you can hang Kreg screw boxes and their new hardware containers.
You can connect two Mobile Project Centers together with special connection keys which store in the tables when they aren’t being used.
When it’s time to clean up, the tables fold down by pulling the two easy release tabs. Then you bring the legs together while pulling up on the middle of the bottom shelf, which conveniently has a carrying handle built right in. To set it back up is just as easy, spread out the legs and pull up the tables — they automatically lock into place.
The Kreg Mobile Project Center includes 1 Kreg Bench Clamp with Automaxx, 4 Kreg Bench Dogs, 2 support brackets, 2 Trak bushings, 2 connection keys, and an owner’s manual.
The best pricing on the Kreg Mobile Project Center is $160 with free shipping at Amazon. There, and at other online retailers, they’re listed as not yet being in stock, but you can still order.
I’ve personally seen it in stock at Rockler and Menards stores, so you might have better luck locally. They probably hit retail stores first and will head to online retailers’ warehouses next.
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Check out their intro video to see what you can do with the Kreg Mobile Project Center:
I’ve seen the Kreg Mobile Project Center in local stores, where they’ve been on display since before Black Friday. I went to Rockler today to see if I could play with a Port-A-Cube, but they didn’t have one set up. Instead I played around with the Mobile Project Center, and was immediately impressed.
It has a decent size top, is really sturdy, and seems well thought out. The only downside that I could see was that it was a little low for a work surface, about the height of a plastic sawhorse.
From the limited time I played it, I found that it was way more stable than the Craftsman Portable Peg Clamping Workbench I reviewed. Although its basic design is the same as the Worx Pegasys Folding Work Table Stuart previewed, it looks both substantially sturdier and more useful.
If you are into Kreg Accessories and are in the market for a portable work surface, this table is definitely worth a look — if it ever gets back in stock.