Worx has come out with a new Sidekick portable work table, WX066. The Worx Sidekick work table looks like an adaption (or copy?) of Centipede’s collapsible sawhorse system, which is now available at online and physical store retailers across the country.
The Worx Sidekick has two main components, a folding work table surface, and collapsible 4-post leg structure. It’s said to be compact, lightweight, and convenient. It can support up to 300 lbs.
The top work surface has dog holes, as well as 4 included bench dog clamps, as well as recesses for holding your loose screws and parts.
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It also comes with 2 Link Locks, for connecting multiple Sidekick work tables together. From the looks of it, you can also connect the Worx Sidekick to the Worx Pegasus folding clamping work table.
The table top is removed and folds over the collapsed legs, allowing for compact storage and easy carry. Sorry, the detached hand is not included.
- 24″ x 24″ tabletop
- 32″ working height
- Weighs “less than 14 lbs”
Since the Worx Sidekick looks to have been heavily inspired by the Centipede portable sawhorse and work support system, let’s compare the two.
The Centipede is larger, and has higher weight capacity. No, the Centipede does not have its own work table top, but you can easily attach plywood or another sheet material to make one.
With Worx seemingly borrowing Centipede’s idea, maybe Centipede should borrow from Worx, and come out with a folding plastic table top that can be attached to their work stand legs.
Just looking at the Worx Sidekick, there are some very nice ideas incorporated into the design. I like that you can connect several units together to create a larger one. I wonder – how sturdy is the connection?
Dog holes? Sounds good. Hopefully it’s a standard size and can be used with 3rd party clamps and accessories. Recesses for holding loose fasteners and parts? Sounds good to be. There are ruler markings as well, which could come in handy.
The Worx Sidekick is a $60 portable work table that looks quite useful. Their product images show it being used for crafts, camping, DIY projects, and even legless on the floor as the base for a kid’s puzzle.
I had recently been looking at plastic folding tables to hold my camera, tools, or telescope gear when in out in the field. This looks like a decent multi-use folding table that might serve such purposes, and then some.
Worx’s marketing language makes it sound like a less serious workshop tool – goes seamlessly from workshop table to craft table to picnic table in an instant – but in this case I think that’s a good thing.
There are other portable workbenches on the market, such as Keter’s folding workbench, and Husky’s sturdy portable jobsite workbench (reviewed here) coming to mind. The Worx Sidekick is smaller, but perhaps that will work out in its favor. Sometimes you don’t need a large portable workbench, you just need a small sidekick, and it looks like that’s what you get with this one.
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