I came across this new Beta Tools folding workbench, and one thought came to mind – wow, that looks sturdy.
The Beta folding workbench, model C56PL O, weighs 18.5 kg (~40.7 lbs), and can support up to 200 kg (441 lbs) of static load.
The work top measures 800 x 500 mm, and is made of galvanized sheet iron on one side, and the other side is protected with an oil and gasoline-resistant rubber cover.
The Beta folding workbench is said to be lightweight, compact, and easy to carry. When it’s folded up for storage, two handles come together for easier carrying.
Lastly, the legs have non-slip rubber feet.
USA Price: TBA
EU Price: £199 (~$259 USD)
I’d expect to see the new workbench available at Zoro Tools, which has recently started carrying Beta Tool products in the USA.
There’s only one color option so far – Beta orange.
Finally, here’s a quick video to show you how it works:
Model: C56PL O
The new Beta folding workbench looks sturdy, based on the design, and I would be very surprised if it wasn’t.
There are quite a few folding workbenches out there. With this one, the distinction seems to be the dual-surface worktop – metal one side, and rubber matting on the other.
Because of the design, it carries vertically, and doesn’t look to have a very portable or comfortable geometry. This is probably a “bring it out when you need it” workshop table than the type you might toss into a work truck. Maybe it could find a home in a work van, for short-distance travel, but there are certainly more portable options for such needs.
Keep in mind, Beta Tools is focused on mechanics tools and the such. Personally, I think that the design seems to match their target audience perfectly.
We don’t yet know how much this will sell for here, but Beta tools and storage products don’t come cheap, although they’re usually more affordable than other pro-oriented brands.
IF or when the Beta folding workbench does launch in the USA, it will likely be priced between $200 and $300, judging from the £199 pricing in the UK.